The entrance to your home is one of the most important aspects. A well-designed house with landscaped gardens will direct the eye of visitors to your front door.
If you’re looking to replace your front door then there are many different types of entrance doors that you can choose from. The key is to find a firm that specializes in entrance doors. You’ll be able to look at a huge array of options and get advice on which will fit the character of your house, the neighborhood, and your needs.
Here are the top 5 types you should consider:
Wood remains one of the most popular options. This is because the natural grain looks fantastic, the doors are durable, strong, and can be had in a wide variety of colors.
You can even paint them. But, perhaps most importantly, wooden doors remain the traditional approach to entrance doors, which means they will suit any style of house. There is something comforting about a heavy wooden door that feels solid in your hands as you shut the world out.
Of course, most modern wooden doors are made with reclaimed wood, making them an environmentally friendly option.
If you want the most expensive and the most secure door then steel is the way to go. Steel doors have steel outers and foam inners. This makes them strong and good for insulation, helping to keep your energy bills low.
This is the strongest door you’ll be able to purchase and you may even get a discount with your insurance company. Surprisingly, these are available in a variety of styles and colors.
Fiberglass doors are not as strong as steel but they are very energy efficient and durable. Fiberglass does tend to discolor in the sun, you’ll need to make sure the fiberglass has UV protection to ensure your door continues to look good.
These doors have an insulation foam core, the same as steel doors. You’ll also find there are a variety of finishes, allowing you to mimic the look of wood and choose your own color.
They are generally cheaper than steel or wood entrance doors.
4. Storm Doors
Storm doors are often overlooked until the inevitable storm arrives. Storm doors are effectively screens that will protect your main entrance door. Most of the time you’ll keep the storm door open, creating a shutter look around your main entrance. This can add to the appeal of the house.
However, they are also a great investment should a storm hit or if you want to take a vacation. The extra door makes it harder for intruders to get into your home.
5. Patio Style Doors
Finally, don’t forget that while your front door is likely to be your main door its not the only entrance door. Many people have decking or similar at the back with entrance doors to the house. Patio doors are needed here to allow for the extra space. Sliding doors are popular but not generally as secure as French doors, which also look great.