Deciding on which exterior doors are better for you home, you’ve got a lot of factors to consider. The architectural style is the most crucial characteristic as a front door is a portion of the aesthetics of every house. And the second major feature is the right material for improving energy efficiency and ensure door resistance to different weather conditions. Starting the buying process, go online. Check what design options different stores can offer to you and which one will suit your home. By browsing different catalogs and doing small research, you will shape your preferences and organize the budget for this part of the home renovation process.
Generally, an ideal entry door must be functional, durable, and elegant. The type of door will influence many aspects. And how well it will withstand rain, wind, moisture, and which impression it will make, depends on materials. By selecting the wrong material for your home, you may expose your door to damage and loss of its functions. Each material has its pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look.
Fiberglass. If you live in extreme weather conditions, then fiberglass front entry doors will be your solution. It won’t wrap or cause any unpleasant consequences like rot or rust. It lasts longer than any other material, possible to paint, maintenance-free. With this type of door, you will spend less money on bills, as it will contribute to saving energy and maintain the needed temperature. For homeowners, fiberglass allows selecting among hundreds of styles to achieve preferable exterior appearance. Price is among the disadvantages because it considered the most expensive type of doors that can be installed only by professionals.
Wood. The strong side of wood doors is the versatility and beauty of designs. Also, this material is a perfect insulator because the temperature doesn’t affect it due to its composition. Wood can increase the value of your home. It is rust free and resistant to wear and tear. However, there is a risk of termite exposure, and only the right maintenance will eliminate this option. And absorbing moisture, a wooden door can be a subject to rot. The cost of wood is relatively high.
Vinyl. Do you want really energy-efficient doors that will not rot? Then invest in the vinyl type. Of course, it is not as durable as other materials, but it is cost-effective and provides great styles. Such doors are perfect for the kitchen, for example. It is easy to clean.
It is fair to say that advantages and disadvantages are quite balanced and each type of material for exterior doors is worth to be considered. So, would you like to choose patio doors or French doors, or maybe you need some other services like quality roofing, window replacement, or updating your siding, then UBrothers Construction can become your partner on the way of your home renovation.
Andersen 400 Series Gliding Patio Door (Vinyl Exterior / Wood Interior)
Wood protected by vinyl exterior. Wide wood profiles.
250 Series Premium Vinyl Sliding Patio Door
Low-maintenance and energy-efficient patio doors offering innovative and enhanced security and privacy features.
Harvey Vinyl Patio Doors
Harvey vinyl patio door is one of the best performing, easiest to operate patio doors on the market.
Durable, Sleek, Paintable. A wide range of door styles, panel designs, sizes and options to meet your design style.
Fiber-Classic Mahogany complements the rich wood tones in home interiors, extending the classic look to the outside with beauty and elegance.
Fire Rated Doors ( Steel & Solid wood core)
Provides protection from the spread of fire (20 minutes fire rating). Can be used in both interior and exterior walls. Durable construction.
The simple vertical lines and Shaker-style recessed panels of Classic-Craft American Style premium fiberglass entryways blend timeless looks with modern design for an entry that is the perfect complement to a variety of homes.
Pella Impervia (Fiberglass)
Pella Impervia sliding patio doors with a block frame and optional multipoint locking system meet or exceed the highest industry requirement for forced entry.
Marvin Elevate (Fiberglass exterior with Wood Interior)
Contemporary lines and large expanses of glass, complemented by a rich wood interior and the durability of a fiberglass exterior for a sliding patio door that is as functional as it is beautiful.