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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 No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround 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 Elliptical Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite 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+
  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 No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Right 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+
  6. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left 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+
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  8. Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Mahogany Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical 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 Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double 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.
    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 Rectangular Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite 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+
  12. Forta Doors Single Door with Double Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single 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.
    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 TipsContemporary Front Doors

If you’re looking for an easy way to enhance the curb appeal of your home, then you’ll definitely want to consider replacing your front door. There is a world full of styles out there, so if you’re curious about contemporary front doors, here’s what you need to know before you start shopping.

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick your material, so find out what you should know about the most popular kinds. In addition, learn how contemporary front doors can save you money in two different ways. You can also discover how contemporary front doors can work in almost any home, no matter the style. Personalizing them to fit your home is easy, too.

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Pick Your Material

One of the first steps in choosing a door, no matter its style, is determining the kind of material you want. All materials have their advantages and disadvantages—evaluate them by choosing what’s important to you. Wood is the oldest door material and is prized for its looks. However, wooden doors are more vulnerable to nature, especially wet weather and insects, so they must be properly prepared and maintained. Fiberglass can have the look of wood without the upkeep. They can crack if struck hard, but overall, fiberglass doors are more durable than wood. For another option, think about metal doors, which are strong and low-maintenance. You should keep in mind, though, that they can be dented and scratched. Furthermore, if scratches aren't fixed promptly, they can rust.

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Double the Savings

Since contemporary front doors are made with modern technology, they’re usually made to be energy efficient. Insulating glass, higher quality cores, and better weather-stripping are just some of the features that can improve your door's energy performance. Doors can be energy efficient whether they’re solid doors or contain glass. Ratings to look for including the U-value, which measures how well a material blocks heat loss. The lower the rating, the better the insulation. In addition, getting energy-efficient doors doesn’t just mean you’ll feel more comfortable in your home—you’ll also end up saving money. In fact, you could save money in two ways—not only will your energy bills be lower, but you could also save with your utility company. Some companies offer rebates for energy efficient renovations.

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Style Champs

If you're browsing for contemporary front doors, then it's safe to say that you care about the way your home looks. You're sure to find something eye-catching with contemporary styles. There aren't standardized details that mark a door as contemporary—as opposed to say, a carriage-style door—because contemporary doors can refer to many different styles. That means that these doors can work with a variety of home styles. There are some tells, though. These doors just look more modern. Metal doors can lend themselves to an industrial look, while fiberglass and wood doors look sleek and stylish. In addition, you can add interest by personalizing the hardware and other features. Horizontal windows and pull door handles (instead of traditional hardware) are unexpected and enhance the modern look.

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Contemporary Front Doors – Three Important Facts to Consider Before You Buy

Contemporary front doors are a wonderful way to make a fast and affordable update to your home. The front of your home is the first thing your guests will see when coming up to your home and it is also what is seen when people drive past your home. Therefore, you want to make sure your front door helps to improve the appearance of your home.

You may already have contemporary front doors, or you may have traditional doors and are now looking to make a change to the appearance of your home. New contemporary doors can:

  • Increase the curb appeal.
  • Add personal expression
  • Save you money in the long run.

So, with all these things in mind now seems like as good of a time as ever to go ahead and make that purchase, but there are a few things that you need to look into before making your purchase. When you are starting to look at everything, maybe the contemporary style is exactly what you have and just need to update it, or maybe you’re ready for that change of appearance for your home.

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Warranty

Often times you will find that doors will come with a manufacturer warranty. You should look closely to see what will void the warranty and how long of a warranty is offered on the door. An entry door can be a costly investment depending on the door that you choose to purchase. Online you’re often find the specifics of a warranty spelled out. Does it cover all manufacturing defects? What about the materials themselves? If you buy a new door that was assembled by a different company that one that made the pieces, is it now a limited warranty for the materials?

You need to be sure that you are able to get reimbursed should you have a problem with the door that is due to no fault of your own. Different companies will offer different warranty specifications, it is just best to know what that is before buying your new contemporary door. All it takes is a little online digging or a visit to your local home improvement store to talk with an expert there. If you don’t find what you need to know, call up an installer and see what you can learn about warranties on doors themselves. They’ll be happy to help.

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Energy

Your heating and cooling bill can be greatly affected by drafts in your home, these could be window drafts or door drafts. The heat that your furnace is working so hard to create should not leak out of your house and make it keep working even more, because that’s just wasted energy. Check into the insulation that the door offers and if there will be windows in the door you need to make sure that they are able to provide as much draft protection as possible. The material of the door itself will also help to form a strong barrier between the outside temperature and that inside.

Most windows in front doors are double glazed or offer some variation of glazing but don't just assume make sure to check into it. Also, you need to be sure that when the door is installed there are no gaps that could allow air out and outside air in, small leaks can have a much greater effect on your utility bill than you are probably aware of. As you stand by your current door, do you feel any drafts around it now? Does the size of the door fit correctly?

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It's an Investment

You shouldn't look at the purchase of your new door as a cost but instead, consider it an investment. You have worked hard to earn it, and when you spent the money on your home, you recognized that you won’t be paying rent to someone else but are now investing in yourself and your family. The right door can not only save you money on energy cost but by increasing the curb appeal of your home it can actually increase the value of it as well. This, of course, is not always the case, but more often than not you will find that the money you spend on your door will pay for itself in time.

Lowering your energy cost will help with the return on your investment. When you install a new contemporary door, it too is an investment because if you want to sell in the future, your prospective buyers will see you value the quality and updated style that come with it. Having a door that doesn’t need to be replaced will be just one more positive on their list of pieces that are required for their new home.

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What are the design characteristics of a contemporary door?

Many contemporary door designs feature simple, straight lines closely associated the mid-century Modern look. But it’s a mixed bag of looks. Some door designs rely on a distinct linear pattern, rather than color, and others combine both graphic patterns and vibrant colors. Often, you’ll see vertical or diagonal slats, abstract designs in glass, geometric inset glass panels, or blocked or square raised panels or panes of frosted or translucent glass that run the length or width of the door. Hardware and handles can be larger, focusing more on minimalism than traditional door hardware and complement the door’s clean lines.

What are doors made of?

Contemporary doors come in a number of different materials. Wood is still a popular choice, with grain that can be either very distinctive or less pronounced. Alloy/aluminum/metal doors have a distinctive industrial look, often fashionable in contemporary settings. Fiberglass is low-maintenance, strong and energy-efficient; won’t warp, expand or rot; and can be stained or painted in a variety of colors. Composite doors are a mix of materials, often with a core of solid wood or insulating polyurethane foam. Frequently designed to look and feel like wood, composite doors won’t warp, are lighter and less expensive. They also come in a broad color range.

What color door should I get?

If you decide to paint your front door, consider the design elements that are part of your house. A more contemporary home will often sport a bold colored door or a serene monotone look. Bright colors that pop, like lime, turquoise and electric yellow, are popular in contemporary settings where form is usually sleek and linear. Also, consider updating the details around the door to match, like doorknobs, knockers, mailbox/slots, etc.

Should I get a prehung door?

Prehung doors are all-inclusive—they come with the framed door and hinges, door jambs, sill, door shoe and weatherstripping, so are weathertight and easier to fit than a slab door, if you follow installation guidelines. A prehung door also is a good choice if you don’t have an existing door frame.

What about hardware?

For sleek contemporary doors, fashionable finishes like chrome, satin or brushed nickel are nice complements. Handles can either be oversized or minimalistic, depending on the other details of the door and setting. Long, linear bars placedvertically to serve as door pulls are a popular option. Often, deadbolt locks accompany this type of hardware.

What type of lock should I get?

Deadbolt locks are highly recommended to prevent break-ins and ensure safety. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has a grading system for locks and deadbolts. Grade 1, the highest level, is intended for commercial security, although there are some products that can be used in residential applications. Most homes have locks with a Grade 2 rating, which aren’t as heavy-duty as Grade 1, but generally offer more protection than you should need. Grade 3 locks are not as secure as Grade 2 and not generally recommended for the main entry point.

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How To Fix Squeaky Door

Squeaky doors are a common occurrence in every home, but often, most people just ignore them. We complain and get annoyed, but for some reason, we avoid making the effort to solve the problem. Well, squeaky doors only take a few minutes to fix, and there are multiple ways to repair them.

There are solutions even if you don’t want to make a trip to the store for the standard can of aerosol lubricant. It is time to stop making excuses and finally have quiet hinges.

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How To Paint A Varnished Door White

Are you tired of the varnished door look? If so, you will be glad to know that it does not take a great deal of experience in order to give your doors a new look. In fact, all you need is a few supplies and a little bit of time. You can complete this update on your own without the need to an extra set of hands.

Check to make sure that you have all the supplies needed. If not, you should be able to find what you don't have at your local hardware store. Once you have all your supplies and have set aside the time to paint your varnished door white you will be ready to get started.

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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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Many people prize wood front entry doors for their timeless style, immense amount of character, and sheer natural beauty. The texture of the wood grain and earthy stain color options can suit home styles from rustic to regal, and everything in between. Both construction methods offer a significant amount of strength, ensuring the longevity of your door as long as it is properly maintained. While wood front entry doors can require more maintenance than some other options, often needing to be sealed on a regular to improve the level of weather resistance and maintain its integrity, the striking appearance of a wood front entry door can make it a worthwhile venture. 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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Single and double wrought iron doors create a charming entryway at the starting point of your home, leaving an impressionable look that adds value and safety to the area. Available in numerous designs, each bringing to life its own unique aesthetic appeal via hand-forged designs and hardware such as ornate grilles and unique locksets, the wrought iron door has the potential of lasting 30 to 40 years with little maintenance required. You won’t have to worry about rotting wood, or warping material that goes out of shape causing gaps around them when installing wrought iron front doors. . These doors are strong and sometimes may seem impenetrable, but they provide you with strength and security unmatched by other doors. Thieves will generally not even attempt a break-in because they know how secure wrought iron front doors are. Although costlier than some of the other doors on the market, the enhanced curb appeal and added benefits make it worth the extra money. read more

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