Choosing the Right Entry Door for Your Home
The right entry door provides a sense of security and can improve your home’s curb appeal. There are many styles and material options offered by Blair Windows & Doors and pros and cons of each. Although the door’s style comes down to the home’s opening and your personal preference, the material you choose requires a bit more thought. If you’re considering replacing your entry door but sure what the best material is for your home, let the experts at Blair Windows & Doors help.
There’s no denying that a front door made from wood adds an elegant touch to your home. Many people choose wood doors because they can be stained or painted. However, it’s definitely the entry door material that takes the most upkeep. Just like any other wood product, water isn’t its friend so you’ll need to maintain it to help prevent warping. Also, you’ll want to be wary of some companies selling “wood doors”. Not all wood door companies have real hardwood doors. Many are a made with an engineered wood core with wood veneer on the outside which are a great option too but just know what you’re getting and paying for. Solid wood doors are nearly twice as much as engineered wood core doors but they last longer.
Fiberglass is one of the most popular options, especially in Indianapolis. It looks great with little maintenance. Even with exposure to rain and snow, your fiberglass entry door won’t warp. There are the most options for style and color in fiberglass doors and you can paint them if you change the look of your home. If you’re looking to improve the energy efficiency around your entry way, look at a fiberglass foam core door.
Steel is relatively low maintenance and often the most affordable entry door material. It’s also the most secure door. Unlike fiberglass where once it’s dented, it’s dented, many dents can be removed from a steel entry door. Many steel doors come pre-finished but can, and should, be repainted to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
Blair Windows & Doors Can Help
Whether your entryway has a standard size opening or you’re looking for a custom wood door, we can help. The various manufacturers we work with have doors in all materials, finishes and many standard sizes. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll share the best options for your desired style and budget. Call us today at (317) 356-4666 or fill out our contact form.