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  1. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  2. Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical Transom in a Fir Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  3. Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Fir Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  4. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Fir Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  5. Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Right and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Right and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  6. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Rectangular Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Rectangular Transom in a Fir Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
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  8. Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Mahogany Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Mahogany Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  9. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  10. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  11. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Fir Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  12. Forta Doors Single Door with Double Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Double Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  13. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Oak Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
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Top Three Shopping TipsClassic Front Doors

Your front door is the first thing people notice when they look at your home. Classic front doors highlight your home’s architecture and add visual enhancements to its curb appeal. Sometimes called "traditional" front doors, classic front doors give visitors a hint at an elegant, traditional home interior.

Choose from a variety of classic front doors to match your home’s style and your personal sensibilities. In addition, if you want to update or refresh your home’s entryway without drastically changing it, classic front doors offer tried and true design, clean features and simple lines, and a warm, inviting entryway for your family, friends, and guests to be greeted.

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What to look for in classic front doors

Classic entry doors come in a variety of designs, some incorporating glass panes, sidelights, or even double-entry doors. Depending on the material you choose for your classic front door, you can have a stained or painted wood front door or a colored fiberglass or steel door. Classic wood front doors emphasize the grain in the wood to complement the home’s traditional style and decor. Painting classic front doors adds a pop of color or a subtle hue to a traditional home that catches the eye and boosts your home’s curb appeal. Whether you choose a stained or painted front entry door, your choice of classic front doors can express your own personal style and creativity.

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Different styles of classic front doors

Classic styles of front doors have been around for a while, some dating back several centuries. For instance, you can choose from double front doors, sometimes called French doors, that give an elegant look. A traditional front door with the addition of sidelights and a transom can turn your entryway into a grand experience for guests. Another classic front door design is to incorporate multiple panes of glass, and some even have arched or oval glass panes for visual appeal. Depending on the style of front door you choose, don’t be afraid to paint it an unexpected color. That pop of color can take a classic door from a homey appeal to an eye-catching design piece.

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Learn classic front doors’ terminology

When shopping for classic front doors, it helps to understand the terms used to describe the design features. Here is the short list of terms you need to understand to help you make a better decision. First, doors are either in-swing or out-swing, meaning they open inward into the house or outward. Next, a left-hand door has the hinges on the left side when viewed from the outside looking in. As expected, a right-hand door has hinges on the right side. Also, some classic front doors have "lites" which are panes of glass incorporated into the door. A divided lite includes several panes of glass divided by a grille which is plastic, wooden, or metal pieces that separate the glass.

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A Complete Buyer’s Guide to Classic Front Doors

When you’re shopping for a new front entry door, many homeowners favor classic front doors for their timeless design. A traditional door can have a broad appeal, making it ideal for those who prefer an option that isn’t likely to lose its desirability as trends change. Installing a classic style front door will ensure that those who are interested in selling their home in the near future and won’t turn away potential buyers. Because the front door is the entry to your home, it sets the tone from the beginning, so if your door looks bad, you’ll have to overcome the poor impression with your interior.

Classic front doors are available in a variety of materials, including:

  • Fiberglass/Composite
  • Steel
  • Wood

Since the designs have stood the test of time, most manufacturers produce options featuring the traditional elements associated with classic front doors, making it easier to find one in your ideal material and at your preferred price point. While the doors are standard regarding size, there are differences in hardware, colors, and looks available to choose from, so there is no doubt one will be perfect for you.

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Traditional Styling

Classic front doors feature many of the elements people traditionally associated with entryway door design. This can include a variety of raised and recessed panels, glass inserts, and often a wood grain texture. The updated front door construction ensure that you have the traditional look you want on your home making the façade consistently good through-out. Of course, the material varies but the quality and insulating value has been enhanced so it will not only last a long time but will also help to reduce your energy costs.

Typically, these design features work well with a wide range of architectural styles, especially those with historic architecture like Victorian, Cape Cod, Colonial, and Craftsman. They can also work well with traditional brick and classic ranch homes. Some classic front doors have elements that mirror those present in specific building periods while others blend options from different times, allowing you to get a classic front door with your preferred features. With the options you have for hardware and materials you’ll be sure to find the combination that will keep your home secure and looking great. Be the envy of your neighborhood using a traditional style of front door to set yours off as uniquely yours.

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Wide Appeal

Truly classic front doors generally have a wide appeal, because they often resemble designs most people have regularly encountered throughout their lives. Remembering your childhood while growing up or your first house, more than likely a classic styled front door was on it. The traditional aesthetic also tends to be viewed as timeless and elegant, or even slightly regal, helping to ensure it maintains its appeal over time. Do you remember walking up to your friend’s home that everyone said was rich and took in the appeal of the front door? That’s the warm yet reserved feeling your guests will get when coming to your home due to the classical styling of your front door.

A classic front door can make an entryway feel stately and formal, which many people prefer, especially if their interior’s design leans toward the traditional. In many cases, classic front doors either feature natural wood coloring because it was sealed or lightly stained, or a conventional paint color, like white or red, though you can make a traditional front door stand out from the crowd by choosing an unconventional stain or paint color, allowing you to blend the classic styling with current trends.

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Material Choices

Because classic front doors are always in demand, you can often select from a wide range of materials that suit your budget and lifestyle. Usually, steel doors are the most cost-effective option and will definitely keep your belongings and family safe, though they may not feature the coveted wood grain look. The surface is easy to paint and resists damage, though scratches must be addressed quickly to avoid rusting. Easily recycled if it ever wears out, a steel front door is one of the most secure doors that is still very eco-friendly.

Fiberglass/composite classic front doors are incredibly low maintenance, and the surface can be cast to resemble natural wood too. With a simple wipe down the fiberglass door will be cleaned easily and there is no chance of rusting like other material will. They can also be easily painted or may come in finishes that mimic wood. Wood doors are the most expensive and require more maintenance but offer a significant amount of flexibility in regard to finish. Both stain and paint can be used to get the desired look, though it will need to be painted or sealed regularly to maintain the integrity of the material.

Questions And Answers

What is the best color for a front door?

There is some logic, along with some science, in color selection. A color wheel is the best place for you to start choosing your color. You can mix various colors quickly and easily to find the perfect color scheme for your entry door and the exterior of your home.

Is a steel or fiberglass door better?

Fiberglass doors and steel doors are both great doors. If struck hard enough a fiberglass door can crack, steel does not. Other than that, these doors are both really great options. Steel is the more affordable of the two but fiberglass may be slightly better in all other aspects.

What is the best color to paint your front door?

Most importantly, you want the color of your door to blend with the rest of the exterior. White and red seem to be the most commonly used colors for a front door. After red and white, it is found that is brown, blue, and green come next in popularity.

How much does it cost to replace a door and door frame?

The cost of replacing a door and frame will vary greatly. It is going to depend on the type of material the door is made of and how customized it is. You sho.d expect to spend at minimum $500 for an exterior door and at least $300 for interior replacement.

What color should your front door be if it is facing north?

If your door is facing North, feng shui colors for your door are as follows: blue, white, black, and gray. You should avoid the color of deep pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, red, and brown on a front door that facing North.

What kind of paint do you use on a front door?

First, you need to know whether the door has oil-based or latex paint. You don't want to mix and match, it needs to be the same. Next, you need an exterior paint. Finally, most people prefer a glossy paint for their exterior door. It tends to highlight the architectural features.

How much does it cost to install a new door?

On average the cost of a new entry door is between $500 and $700. The price varies greatly depending on things such as the material of the door, the brand, the type of door, the company installing the door, and more. Installing the door yourself will reduce the cost.

How much does it cost to install a door frame?

A lot of the cost of your door frame will depend on what the current frame looks like. For example, rotting wood would be most costly as things need to be repaired and replaced. For a single door frame, you will need to plan for a minimum of $150.

What is a good feng shui color for the front door?

Your entry door, in feng shui, is how your house is able to receive energy for nourishment. The energy quality determines the energy that your home has. Often, the color you choose is based on the direction in which your door faces. For example, North, South, West, East.

Can you paint a PVC door?

Yes, you most certainly can. You will want to be sure that you clean the door before painting and be sure that it is dry completely. You then will prime and paint. Be sure to use a good set of rollers when painting your door.

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How To Measure Door Hinges

One of the projects you may have around your home that needs done is to replace door hinges. Sometimes the hinges on the doors can get old and squeaky. They may get worn down and you just need to replace them. What are you going to do? Well, in order to replace the hinges, you must first measure them. The certain hinges are used depending on the weight and size of your door. When you are making changes to your home, look for the rusty hinges so those can be replaced.

If you measure correctly, you can get a hinge or hinges that fit the premade crevice in your door jamb. You will need to look at 3 different things to make sure you create a proper measurement. Door hinges may not seem like that big of a deal. However, the ones out your outer doors protect your home from intruders and they keep your family safe. The interior door hinges allow your family members to have their privacy. Don’t overlook this home improvement project. Learn how to measure door hinges today.

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How To Install A Prehung Door

Installing doors can seem like a far too difficult task for the average person. If you don’t have experience in construction or home improvement of some kind, you might think it is impossible for you to install or replace doors. This is why prehung doors are so popular. The fact that the pieces come together and just need to be placed into a rough opening makes installation far easier. However, it does take a lot of precision and some time. We no longer have to build everything from hand or drill every hole. Now, it is possible for the average person to replace doors without the help of a handy man.

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How To Paint Metal Front Door

You may think of painting walls in different rooms of your home, arts and crafts but you may not have considered painting a metal front door. This type of door gets drilled by the sun every day and the metal may get very hot. Through time, the pain is going to start peeling off your door. In just a couple years after painting it, the door may look like a cracked egg all over. When others come to your home, they won’t be all too thrilled. Some people say that lighter paint is going to help with this.

However, if that isn’t something you want to do, you may need to try out different things before finally figuring it out. There are many paints and primers out there so you may need to mix and match until it is just right. The one thing to remember is that you should only pain when there is shade and not when the sun is fully out.

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Beauty, function, and safety are the top three considerations to keep in mind when searching for a new front door. A front door keeps you safely protected while you and the family and pets are inside, protects the things you’ve worked hard to own, and adds curb appeal to your property. Front doors also provide guests with a firsthand look of your personal style. Since doors are made from many materials and in assorted designs, it’s important to know what you want in the product before you begin shopping. Once you’ve reviewed those pieces you’ll be set to spend the money and invest in your home with a quality front door that has all those advantages and will also help with energy efficiency of your home. Updated manufacturing practically guarantees you’ll save on the energy bill so get started saving now. read more

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Black Front Doors

Black front doors provide mystery and intrigue at the entrance of your home. With one of these stylish doors installed, it is easy to add curb appeal to the neighborhood while creating a unique look all your own. If you seek elegance and sophistication, the multitude of black front doors allow you to create the perfect appeal at your home. When shopping for your front door, thickness is important. Standard door thickness is 1 ¾. Doors are sold in standard sizes, with the typical door measuring 6’8”. Doors up to 7’2” are available, but customized sizes are easy to create if your door is smaller or larger than the available sizes. Doors come in a variety of material options. Choosing the best material for your door is important because the material affects the energy-efficiency of the home, the door cost, the longevity and durability, and many other factors. Homeowners who seek a stylish, classic door that is impressive yet leaves a sense of the unknown will appreciate black front doors. read more

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Metal Front Doors For Homes

If you’ve just started shopping for a new front door, metal front doors might be a possibility that you haven’t considered yet. Some metal front doors are made of one piece, like one sheet of steel, or multiple pieces welded together. They can be painted, but they also come in a variety of colors and finishes, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find one that will match your home. Valued for their security, metal front doors are available in a range of prices that can fit most budgets. In addition, according to Remodeling magazine, 92% of homeowners were able to recoup the cost when they sold their homes after installing a metal front door (steel, in particular). Prior to selling, the homeowner also saved money on insurance costs because of the extra security they provide. read more

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