Pros and Cons of Different Types of Entry Doors

Factors to Consider When Taking on a Door Replacement Project

The front door of your home gets most attention. Additionally, it is also the door that is subjected to most traffic. So, besides being beautiful, your entrance door must also be durable, resistant, and long lasting. As a door replacement specialist, I’ve had the chance to install and test many types of doors. And while most of them perform well overall, it is the materials that they are made of that make all the difference. Here are several things to consider when looking to buy a new entrance door.

Fiberglass doors

These are some of the most commonly used front doors. They are available in embossed wood-grain textures or with smooth surfaces. Different manufacturers offer different types of fiberglass doors, which means that there are plenty of options to choose from.

Pros: Fiberglass doors require little maintenance, are fairly priced, and can be stained or painted if necessary. They resist to wear and tear better than steel doors.

Cons: Although they do not dent or chip, fiberglass doors can crack under severe impact. This means that they are not the most durable front doors out there.

Steel doors

These doors account for about half the market. They come with both advantages and disadvantages.

Pros: Steel doors are less expensive than fiberglass doors; however, they offer the same levels of security and weather resistance. They are energy efficient and require little maintenance.

Cons: Dents in steel doors are pretty hard to fix. Additionally, if you don’t paint it regularly, your steel door may start to rust.

Wooden doors

They provide the high-end look that most doors try to mimic.

Pros: Contrary to popular belief, solid-wood doors are the best at resisting wear and tear. They are also least likely to dent.

Cons: They require regular painting, and above all, they come a very high prices.

Choosing the right front door for your home can be an overwhelming process. If you want any assistance, then you should contact Rock Chalk Exteriors. We specialize in door replacement services, and we have many years of experience in the business. Our company is located in Lawrence KS, but we offer our services to people in the surrounding areas as well. All you have to do is call us at (785) 842-7625.