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  1. 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.
    Price: $749.00
  2. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round 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.
    Price: $799.00
  3. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No 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.
    Price: $727.50
  4. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite 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.
    Price: $999.00
  5. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double 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.
    Price: $1,024.99
  6. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical 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.
    Price: $898.00
  7. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No 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.
    Price: $965.42
  8. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite 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.
    Price: $699.00
  9. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite 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.
    Price: $1,299.00
  10. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No 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.
    Price: $649.00
  11. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround 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.
    Price: $749.00
  12. Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical 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.
    Price: $799.00
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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.

classic front door with a single sidelite

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.

front porch of a house with a classic front door and sidelites and custom brickmould

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

How much does it cost to buy and install a new front door?
Most stronger, longer-lasting front doors will run between $350 and $750 plus. If you want a higher quality brand, the cost may be a bit more. In addition, if you want someone to install the front door, this would vary based on contractor rates but may be around $200.
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.
How do I clean my front door?
If your front door is painted, always be sure to clean it with diluted product. If you don’t it could strip the color from your door. To get dirt and marks off your front door, use dish soap and water. Paper towels should be used to dry your door.
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.
Do you need to paint a fiberglass door?
Yes, you should paint a fiberglass door. The edges are generally already primed, so they can be painted. If you choose not to paint these doors, they may start rotting or delaminating. The edges are usually made from wood which is why they may rot if not painted.
What does the color of your front door mean?
The color of your front door does matter. It is the first thing people see when driving by and coming up to your home. For example, light blue means you are hopeful. Dark blue means you may have strong family ties. Yellow means you are a morning person.
What color to paint a north facing front door?
The two best colors for a north facing front door are gray and white. You could also paint this door black, blue, gray or white. You should not paint a north facing front door purple, red, yellow, brown, green, pink or orange.
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 Replace Door Jamb

Whether you’ve experienced a recent break in (or just an attempt) or other situation that resulted in a broken door jamb, it can be a frustrating experience. Once a door jamb is damaged, the door likely won’t open or close properly, which can make the doorway unusable or leave you vulnerable and exposed.

Luckily, replacing a door jamb isn’t a complicated process, and most homeowners can handle the task on their own with a few basic tools and supplies.

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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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How To Install Door Threshold

With time, the threshold on your door can get ruined or even worn out. The seal is one of the most common problems that occurs and it creates problems with shutting the door and keeping things energy efficient. If that is the only issue you have, you might be able to only get that replaced. However, if there are even more issues, you should probably install a new door threshold. This is not a complicated project and doesn’t take long.

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New Style Front Doors

For those who appreciate a more modern or contemporary aesthetic, new style front doors can allow you to express your personal style while improving your curb appeal. While other styles can share some of these aspects, like Craftsman, new style front doors typically lack the distinct panels found in those designs. Additionally, any wood grain featured in the doors tends to be incredibly linear, forgoing the knots and variances found in many traditional, rustic, or Craftsman doors, though that can vary depending on the wood used. But wood isn’t the only material option as new style front doors can also be constructed of fiberglass/composite or steel. New style front doors can feature glass, though the inserts generally adhere to the more significant rules associated with the modern or contemporary category by avoiding intricate designs. read more

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Front Entry Doors With Sidelights

Front entry doors with sidelights are a great way to add beauty to not only the exterior of your home but also to the interior. Sidelights are windows that are not built into the door but rather windows that frame the door out on both sides. It gives an astounding look to your home's exterior while allowing sunlight to flow into your home, minus the bugs and wind, allowing you to enjoy a bit of the outdoors indoors. The material you door and sidelights are constructed from will define how much you will pay for them. The size of the sidelights are also something to consider because of the level of privacy you require. Based on the size and material choices you make, the level of safety comes into play. Once you have considered all these aspects, you should be able to purchase your new door and have confidence that it will not only complement your home but also give you a look that you will be happy with for many years to come. read more

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Front Entrance Doors For Homes

You get to decide what you do with your home. What changes are you going to make to bring more comfort and personality to your home? It can all start with changing what your front door looks like. Because you may have begun to grow tired of what the builder installed, when you are looking to replace your front door, be sure to review the many options you have some of which are discussed here. Look at not only the functionality it provides, but the quality involved in its construction, because if you buy extra cheap now, you will be replacing sooner and probably paying more overall because you need a new door, plus shipping costs, more tax, and then there’re the installation headaches if you try to do it yourself, or the cost of a contractor. There are so many front entrance doors for homes that you could be looking at. However, since there are so many, it may be best to think about some of the most beneficial doors. Now that you have a general idea, of what doors might be the best for your home, you can compare the benefits of each of these doors and pick the door that you think is best. read more

Wood Front Doors

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Fiberglass-Composite Front Doors

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