Your front door makes a strong statement about your home. In fact, it's one of the first features a visitor sees. A beautiful, top-quality door improves your home's appearance, makes visitors feel welcome and boosts your home's curb appeal. Besides making a good impression, your entry door must also work hard. It must be durable enough to function smoothly year after year, tough enough to withstand the elements and strong enough to keep your home safe and secure. When you buy an entry door, think about the purpose your door will serve. Do you want to add a new decorative element or architectural interest to your home's exterior? Do you want to block heat and cold? Or do you need additional security for your home?
Generally heavier and more traditional in style, wood doors add an inviting presence to your home. Available in a variety of colors and styles, with or without glass, wood doors are usually made using frame and panel construction to counteract the effects of climatic or seasonal changes. The substantial weight of a wooden door adds a sense of security and sturdiness to your home
Wood doors are most at home with traditional American styles, including Colonial, Cottage and Craftman, Ranch, Split Level and Victorian.
Fiberglass doors share many of the benefits that wood and steel doors offer with a special sense of durability. Energy efficient and practical for high-traffic entrances, fiberglass doors have wood grain texture molded into the door so that they give the appearance of a real wood door when painted or stained. Fiberglass undergoes little change because of weather.
Available in many styles and sizes, fiberglass doors are perfect for homeowners concerned with longevity, practicality and home security.
More popular than wood doors, steel doors feature energy-efficient foam core insulation. These doors are fully weather-stripped, reducing chances of shrinking, swelling and warping. Because of their tough construction, steel doors will withstand years of extreme weather conditions with minimum maintenance. The doors can be purchased with predrilled doorknob and lockset holes, and most steel doors are packaged preprimed and ready to paint. Steel doors offer extremely durable and affordable solutions for your exterior door needs.
Available in many styles and sizes, steel doors are a perfect complement for most of today's home styles, including Split Level and Urban Contemporary.
Storm doors fit over your exterior entry doors. They beautify your home, and their glass panels help prolong the life of your door's outer surface by protecting it from rain, snow and other harsh weather. Storm doors also help insulate your home, and they provide an extra measure of security, especially if you opt for a deadbolt lock. Today's storm doors are not only practical, but attractive, too. They come in many models and colors to complement any home's style. You can buy decorative storm doors or full-view models with a large pane of glass. Full-view types won't obscure an attractive front door, and they allow for an unobstructed view. Some storm doors also have screens to provide ventilation in warm weather.
Patio doors create an easy flow of traffic from your house to an outside deck or patio. They come as gliding doors or hinged, swinging doors. Patio doors have screens for ventilation and weather-stripping to keep out wind, rain and dust. Hardware comes in a variety of finishes - including brass, chrome, bronze, nickel and white - to match your décor. You can also select from a variety of options, such as tinted glass or special glass that blocks UV rays and improves insulation, and exterior key locks and auxiliary locks, which allow you to lock your patio door in a partially opened position.
Types of Patio Doors Include:
Bedrooms, Bathrooms and more.