Wooden entry doors Wooden doors offer a little more beauty, but most varieties won't last as long as a steel door. A pine door will need to be replaced after 20 years, a cedar door after 40 years and a mahogany door after 60 years. They can also be extremely expensive compared to steel and are not fire resistant. Wooden doors usually have an average lifespan of about 20 years, but this can vary depending on the environment and maintenance.
If a wooden door is exposed to excessive moisture or under-maintained, its life expectancy can be significantly reduced. On the other hand, if the door is kept sealed and maintained regularly, it could last much longer than 20 years. Clera Windows+ Doors offers completely new replacement doors to home and business owners in Toronto and the surrounding area. But how long should you expect your door to last? It all depends on the type of door it is and its location inside the house.
Solid wood interior doors can last as long as the house they're in, but the hollow ones will likely need to be replaced in 20 to 30 years. Fiberglass doors are known to be resistant to decay and many other conditions that reduce the longevity of wooden doors. Exposure to the elements: A door that is only under a small roof overhang that is exposed to direct sun and heavy rain will have a shorter lifespan than one embedded in a deep entrance porch, such as the door shown above. This can cause more damage to the front door, which may eventually lead to the need for a replacement door.