Doors

How to pick an exterior front door

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.

Choosing the right materials for Exterior Doors

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.

 

 
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Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™

Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™

Premium Fiberglass finishes with wood frame.

ThermaTru

Especially suited for European, Victorian and Colonial home styles, Classic-Craft Mahogany premium fiberglass entryways are a sophisticated, elegant option for homeowners looking to make a statement by creating dramatic, grand entrances.

From: 3200 $ Installed

Lifestyle Series Wood Sliding Patio Door

Lifestyle Series Wood Sliding Patio Door

Wood Patio Door

Pella

High quality beautifully crafted sliding patio door with durable wood frame system designed for exceptional protection and lasting performance

From: 3850 $ Installed

Fiber-Classic® Oak Collection™

Fiber-Classic® Oak Collection™

Fiberglass finishes with wood frame.

ThermaTru

Fiber-Classic Oak is the door that started the fiberglass revolution, featuring the warm look and feel of natural Oak graining.

From: 2800 $ Installed

Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™

Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™

Fiberglass finishes with wood frame.

ThermaTru

Fiber-Classic Mahogany complements the rich wood tones in home interiors, extending the classic look to the outside with beauty and elegance.

From: 2800 $ Installed

Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™

Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™

Premium Fiberglass finishes with wood frame.

ThermaTru

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.

From: 3200 $ Installed

Lifestyle Series Wood Hinged Patio Door

Lifestyle Series Wood Hinged Patio Door

Wood Patio Door

Pella

With Pella Lifestyle Series, you get exceptional wood craftsmanship at a competitive price so you can enjoy the look of luxury for less.

From: 4650 $ Installed

400 Series Frenchwood® Gliding Patio Door

400 Series Frenchwood® Gliding Patio Door

Wood Patio Door

Andersen

Wood protected by vinyl exterior. Wide wood profiles.

From: 4500 $ Installed

Vinyl Patio Doors

Vinyl Patio Doors

Vinyl Patio Door

Harvey

Harvey vinyl patio door is one of the best performing, easiest to operate patio doors on the market.

From: 2450 $ Installed

400 Series Frenchwood® Hinged Patio Door

400 Series Frenchwood® Hinged Patio Door

Wood Patio Door

Andersen

Made of wood protected by a vinyl exterior, durable and time-tested.

From: 5300 $ Installed