You may fully appreciate your entry door from the inside of your home because it protects your family and your belongings. But it also makes a statement to people who view your home in passing. An old or worn out entry door can turn an amazing home into a dreary place that does not look beautiful at all. However, simply replacing your door can instantly turn your home back into the masterpiece that it is.
The question is – which type of entry door should you choose? One quick trip to your local home improvement store shows you the massive variety in types and styles. Quite honestly it can become frustrating and overwhelming if you let it. Here are a few facts about steel doors, fiberglass composite doors, and wood doors to help you make the decision.
Steel doors are the least expensive options available to you and these doors are insulated to keep your energy costs down. These doors are available in many styles and they can be painted any color. As long as these doors are finished properly and you keep them maintained, you will not need to worry about them rusting from inclement weather. Steel doors will also not warp or crack like entry doors that are made from wood do.
Fiberglass Composite Doors
Fiberglass-composite doors do not need to be painted and there is very little that you will need to do to maintain these types of doors. The inside of these doors is filled with a foam core, which makes them perfect for keeping the cold or hot air from the outdoors from entering your home. Fiberglass-composite doors do not rust, warp, rot, or dent like other entry doors and they can be customized to look like wood or any other finish.
There are many faux wooden entry doors available, but nothing is better than real wood. The only issues with real wood doors are warping and cracking from moisture or the sun. A little pre-planning to keep your door out of the elements can prevent any of these issues from occurring. These doors take a little more work when it comes to maintenance, since they may need to be refinished every year.
Choosing a new entry door can be difficult since there are so many choices in each category. You will need to decide if you want a window or just a plain door or one with intricate details. Once you have chosen your perfect entry door and have it installed, you will be able to step back and admire your new entryway for the piece of art that it truly is.
Give us a call at 724-335-8515 if you’re in the Pittsburgh area and would like some assistance choosing the best door for your home. We’ll help you with the decision process and ensure a secure installation as well.