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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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Fire Rated Doors ( Steel & Solid wood core)

Fire Rated Doors ( Steel & Solid wood core)

Premium Fiberglass finishes with wood frame.

ThermaTru

Provides protection from the spread of fire (20 minutes fire rating). Can be used in both interior and exterior walls. Durable construction.

From 2190$ INSTALLED
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Smooth-Star®

Smooth-Star®

Fiberglass finished with wooden frame

ThermaTru

Durable, Sleek, Paintable. A wide range of door styles, panel designs, sizes and options to meet your design style.

From 2120$ INSTALLED
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Harvey Vinyl Patio Doors

Harvey 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 2696$ INSTALLED
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Fiber-Classic® Collection™

Fiber-Classic® Collection™

Fiberglass finishes with insulated 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 2308$ INSTALLED
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Pella Impervia (Fiberglass)

Pella Impervia (Fiberglass)

Fiberglass Patio Door

Pella

Pella Impervia sliding patio doors with a block frame and optional multipoint locking system meet or exceed the highest industry requirement for forced entry.

From 3960$ INSTALLED
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Classic-Craft® Collection™

Classic-Craft® Collection™

Premium Fiberglass finishes with solid 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 2879$ INSTALLED
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Marvin Elevate (Fiberglass exterior with Wood Interior)

Marvin Elevate (Fiberglass exterior with Wood Interior)

Fiberglass Patio Door

Marvin

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.

From 3497$ INSTALLED
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Marvin Essential (Fiberglass exterior / interior)

Marvin Essential (Fiberglass exterior / interior)

Fiberglass Patio Door

Marvin

Designed with durable fiberglass to the interior and exterior, this door resists the sagging and misalignment issues common with vinyl patio doors for effortless operation for years to come.

From 3168$ INSTALLED
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250 Series Premium Vinyl Sliding Patio Door

250 Series Premium Vinyl Sliding Patio Door

Vinyl Patio Door

Pella

Low-maintenance and energy-efficient patio doors offering innovative and enhanced security and privacy features.

From 4347$ INSTALLED
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