Select a screen door that is made of a wood that will
best withstand the full range of exposure in your neck of the woods
(humidity, temperature, moisture, and sun).
A popular misconception: ďIím painting my door, so the wood choice isnít
important.Ē Simply not true. Painting wood does NOT prevent dimensional
changes in wood. As humidity varies, so does the moisture content of
wood. Yes, painting helps reduce, but does not exclude, moisture
exchange. And can painted wood rot? You bet. Just ask anyone with an old
house who has torn off rotted pine or poplar gingerbread, balusters or
doors. Mahogany has exceptional stability and rot resistance and that is
why we have chosen it over other woods for our screen doors. Itís also pretty if youíre not
going to paint. If you have any doubts about the importance of wood
choice (painted or otherwise) for an exterior door, I encourage you to
do some unbiased research of your own before you spend your money.
Commitment to Build a Quality Screen Door