When it comes to the exterior of your house, the front door is one of the first things people will notice. So here are some of our favorite choices.
The front door is where you will welcome guests and visitors into your home. So today, we’ll cover the top three options for your home’s entry door.
What to Look for in an Entry Door
There are several factors you’ll want to consider when choosing a new entry door. First, the function of the front door is of utmost importance. Whatever material it is made of, the front entry door needs to withstand harsh elements, like rain, snow, and wind. The heat from the sun is another factor. Of course, the front door also offers protection from potential intruders and a barrier to outside pollution and noise. Properly installed, the front door and surrounding weatherstripping will also ensure a well-insulated home, providing better energy efficiency for your home. Besides the door’s function, you also want it to look beautiful and tie into your home’s aesthetic.
The Top 3 Best Entry Doors
The best entry doors can provide both form and function for your home. Here are the top 3 types of entry doors you’ll want to consider.
Nothing tops the durability and security of a steel entry door. Steel is stronger than fiberglass or wood, and it does not warp or crack. Any dents that show up can easily be fixed by using an auto-body repair kit to pull and putty. Steel doors are also one of the most affordable entry door options. There is a wide range of options for the finish on a steel door, including a polyester finish, vinyl cladding, or even embossed wood grain.
An excellent choice for humid or harsh climates, fiberglass-composite doors are nearly maintenance-free. They can easily mimic the look of wood by using wood-grain texturing. You can choose a door with a stain to v match various wood tones, such as walnut, cherry, or oak. While the surface molds, the framework of a fiberglass door is often constructed of wooden stiles and rails. The voids within the framework are typically insulated with polyurethane foam, providing excellent energy efficiency.
Wooden doors will always be a classic choice for your front entry. Solid wood is hefty and provides a sturdy front door with a more traditional look. There are various woods that can be used to craft an entry door, from inexpensive composites to higher quality firs or walnuts. Wood can be painted or stained any color, and the typical frame and panel construction allows for variations in weather.
Let Northern Utah Glass Help You
No matter which of these three best entry doors you select for your home, Northern Utah Glass is here to assist. We offer Therma-Tru doors in any of the top 3 choices of door: steel, fiberglass, and wood. The front door is one of the few opportunities to add decorative glass in most modern homes, and our great selection will provide you with plenty of options. With over 15 years of experience in Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake County, you can depend on us for quality products and installation. Give us a call at 801-528-2800 or contact us online today!