If you’ve been considering replacing your entry door this spring, you may be wondering what material you should choose. Should you opt for a classic, wooden entry door, or a modern, sleek steel door? Or perhaps you could opt for a fiberglass entry door? It can be difficult to decide which material is the right choice for your home. If you’ve been wondering which material you should choose, take a look at our blog comparing these common door materials and find out which one is right for your home today!
Steel Entry Doors
Steel doors are one of the most common door materials found on North American homes and for good reason. They offer a number of benefits, including boosting your home’s curb appeal, providing security and durability, as well as improving your home’s energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a standard door option without any unnecessary bells and whistles, one that will help keep your home protected from the elements and intruders, steel is a great material to choose.
Wooden Entry Doors
Wooden doors are a bit less common than steel, but they are a wonderful entry door option in their own right. If you’ve been looking for a material that will help boost your home’s curb appeal, wood is one of the best materials you can choose. There are so many different kinds of wood to choose for your entry door, from oak, to mahogany, to cherry, to pine, to teak! If you have a rustic vision in mind for your home’s exterior, a wooden entry door is a great way to add that rustic charm and also improve your home’s curb appeal!
However, wooden entry doors also have their drawbacks. A wooden entry door will need maintenance from time to time in order to keep it in good shape! A wooden entry door will be sealed upon installation, otherwise, they may absorb water over time which can cause the door to swell and sag, leading to a door that will no longer operate as it should.
Fiberglass Entry Doors
For many homeowners, fiberglass doors provide the best of both worlds. Fiberglass doors are exceptionally strong and durable, providing you with the security and low-maintenance that makes steel such an attractive option. However, fiberglass is even more customizable than steel, meaning if you’re interested in installing a material that isn’t wood but still closely resembles it, fiberglass is arguably the best option you can choose from. It can be designed to have a wood-grain texture finish that will provide you with the curb appeal that wooden entry doors provide without the maintenance concerns. Fiberglass is also able to withstand extreme weather, making it a wonderful option for those cold, windy New England winters.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in replacing your doors this spring, our team is ready to assist you! You can reach out to our team at (781) 681-7007 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your door replacement needs!