Wood has been used for thousands of years as a building material due to its pleasing aesthetics and tangible connection to nature. For many architects and designers, the variety of warm, rich hues, depth, detail and texture that wood can add to a space is unattainable with any other material.
Wood is one of the only major building materials that is renewable. It is abundant and readily available, and sustainable forestry practices help ensure replanting exceeds harvesting. Due to its composition, wood is a natural insulator and ranks high in thermal performance. Wood fiber contains cells that trap air and create insulating pockets throughout the door. According to the Temperate Forest Foundation, wood is 415 times more efficient as an insulator than steel and 2,000 times more efficient than aluminum