Can I Use Metal Door Frames In The Interior Of My Home?

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The basic and the starkest difference between a metal door frame and a wooden door frame is majorly it visual physical appearance. To be able to decided whether to go in for metal door frames or wooden ones, let’s list out the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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The basic and the starkest difference between a metal door frame and a wooden door frame is majorly it visual physical appearance. Yes the wooden ones are natural looking and therefore more appealing. But the metal ones are stronger and have a longer life even on long term rough handling. They are non-corrosive non-brittle and show exemplary malleability as well as a good stress-strain ratio. Metal door frames may not be outstandingly beautiful to look at but as far as aestheticism is concerned they will never be spoiler. The usage of metal door frames has gained momentum and is steadily getting to be the preferred choice for internal door frames all over the world. To be able to decided whether to go in for metal door frames or wooden ones let’s list out the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Advantages of having metal door frames  They are not prone to termite and insect infections or any kind of rotting issues.  They occupy very less space as compared to wooden door frames and thus give extra opening space for door shutters.  They can survive fire burglar attacks strong storms and even earthquakes.  Being light in weight it is easy to open and close the door each time.  The installation process is simpler and easier too as they are lighter in weight.  Being light weight transporting it require less of fuel consumption thus making the end product cost effective.  They are environmentally friendly as no tree has been cut down to make them.  They have no twisting or tilting effect.  And lastly metal also has a higher resale value Disadvantages of having metal door frames  They are prone to rusting  The standard sized frames are easy to find but in case you need a customized one it would work out costly.  Repainting frames according to your exact choice is not possible as limited options are available for the same.  One cannot make a make a metal frame themselves but a wooden one can be made Wood is chunky and versatility. It is also affordable but does require regular maintenance like varnishing and painting. It also seems to be an apt choice if you are going to be changing the colour-scheme quite often as wood gives you a wider variety of colour options to get a perfect match as per your décor. Yes you would have to take good care of the wood due to effects of dampness and swelling in rainy season and shrinking in heat. All said and done wooden door frames do have their own share of advantages like

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 High aesthetic appeal.  Wood is also corrosion resistant and can stand against all climatic conditions without the fear of rust due to dampness in the weather.  High insulating properties both for sound and weather conditions  Easy customization possible Disadvantages of having wooden door frames  Higher maintenance costs like re-painting or re coating with varnish  Wood is generally prone to termite wrapping tilting and twisting mold formation and cracking.  Life expectancy is lesser compared to metal frames  Natural conditions like fire storms have a high effect on them. Without a doubt metal door frames can be used for the interiors of your house. However the final decision to choose between metal or wood would come after considering the advantages and disadvantages of both and would also depend on the decor and styling of your home. Another point to note is that metal frames are associated with glass doors the use of which in turn leads to a lower spending on energy costing due to superior insulation properties of glass. Moreover metal frames are more recommended by all proponents and supporters of green living

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