What Type of Entry Way Door Will Work Best for Your Home

By fiderioandsons Mar 15, 2016

Your entry way door is what invites people into your home. As your shopping for the right door consider the door’s design, durability, security, and energy efficiency. These qualities will give you the strength and beauty. This article will describe the different door options available and which one will be best for your home.

Steel Doors

Steel doors are known for their strength and stability while also being a lower cost option. These doors most secure material, sound reducing, longer life spans than other materials, fireproof, energy efficient and come in variety of beautiful colors. There are several options to choose from to complete the look of your home such as vinyl coating that cane be made to look like wood. However, steel doors are easily dented, the paint can be chipped and scratches can start to rust. They are also temperature sensitive which means the doors can warp over time and depending on the weather, your door can be cold or hot to the touch.

Aluminum-Clad Doors

These doors are strong and have a long lasting warranty. People love the architectural beauty aluminum-clad doors have to offer. There are several options for sophistication, strength and great for return on investment (ROI). However, these doors may be strong and attractive but they can be very costly to install. According to Angies List, aluminum-clad doors can cost significantly more than $500 where as steel doors are less than $200 and that does not include the installation process.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass doors do not dent or rust. Homeowners can purchase fiberglass doors with smooth skins for paint or a more textured look for stains. Fiberglass has a lot of options for colors, looks for refined wood as well as the use for glass panels. These doors are resistant to scratches and dents and offer energy efficiency to save you money. However, fiberglass requires more maintenance, can crack over time and have shorter life spans than other entry way options.

Wood Doors

These doors have several stunning options. Known for their gorgeous authenticity like mahogany or cherry. Also, wood is easily customizable so there are an endless amount of options for the unique look you want for your home. However, the colors of your wood door can easily fade over time from the sunlight. Also, they easily absorb moisture, which can cause peeling, bubbling and warping. Wood doors do not require a good amount of maintenance as well.

Fiderio | Front Door Installation in CT

Today’s entrance doors range from traditional looks to stylish modern doors. Fiderio & Sons can create a welcoming entryway, with a door that is just right for your home’s architectural style and your budget. We give you a choice of materials, including wood, steel and fiberglass. All feature rugged construction, advanced insulation and weather stripping, secure locksets and a wide selection of attractive hardware.

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