We sometimes forget just how important entry doors are for our homes. These are often used multiple times a day. They provide a convenient point of entry and protection. Your entry door is also a part of your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetic. That’s why choosing the right one is so important. How do you decide which door to install on your home?
Entry Door Materials
There are three primary materials used to make entry doors. They include wood, fiberglass, and steel.
- Wood Doors – Wood is a classic choice that is often featured in custom designs. It can come in a long list of finishes with decorative glass, transoms, sidelights, and more. It’s a good choice when you want something decorative or ornate. Wood will deteriorate over time, so keep this in mind when choosing your material.
- Fiberglass Doors – Fiberglass is more durable than wood. It can survive in harsher conditions and lasts longer. An insulated core can be added to provide more protection from the weather, which helps your household save on utility expenses. Fiberglass costs more than wood but provides additional long-term benefits.
- Steel Doors – Steel doors usually include insulated foam inside the panels. They are strong, which is great for security. However, if your door is dented, this can be difficult to repair. You may need to replace the entire door.
You will also need to decide between compression sealed doors and magnetically sealed doors. Compression uses a PVC gasket that forms a tight seal when closed. Metal doors may use a magnetic seal that’s similar to those used on refrigerators.
Front Door Installation
Finding the right entry door can be a challenge. Tell us what you need and how much you want to spend and we can help find the right door on your budget. We’ll show you models that match your requirements. Contact us or stop by our Clinton Township or Shelby Township locations to get started on your new front door installation.