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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 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.

Questions And Answers

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.
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 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.
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 does it mean to have a black door?
If you have black door, that signifies great things about you and your home. It can stand for authority, power, sophistication and strength. Anyone who goes by or comes over will know you are serious about protecting your home and your family members too.
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 do you fix a door frame?
To fix a door frame, you must first take off the broken part. You will then nail in the new frame, place the door stop, put the strike plate in and install the molding. This project does not take very long for most people.
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.
Can you paint a vinyl front door?
Yes. You could paint your vinyl front door. However, you need to complete the adhesion process first. Once you have prepared the door, you can use an additive or primer, to assure the job is done properly.
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.
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How To Fix A Drafty Door

We waste enough money and energy trying to keep our homes warm in the winter. Don’t let this energy and money leak through the cracks in your drafty doors. Poor insulation in your doors can have a number of causes. If you can figure out what the problem is, it will make it much easier to repair. Some of the solutions below might be helpful. If you are unable to distinguish what the exact problem is, then just try the solutions below, and your home will be more comfortable, efficient, and inexpensive to heat and cool.

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How To Install A Front Door

Installing a new front door adds privacy, safety, and appeal to your home. Before you call a handyman for the job, browse the step-by-step instructions below and learn how to install a front door yourself. These simple instructions indicate the job is a great DIY project most any homeowner can complete.

Read the instructions included with your new door. You should follow any specific instructions set forth in those instructions. However, the step-by-step installation instructions below should suffice for most homeowners who want to install their own front door.

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How To Measure A Door Jamb

There are many reasons you might need to know the measurements of your door jamb. Maybe your are putting up new trim, or if you need to replace a door, you will want a snug fit and will need to know the measurements of your door jamb. Knowing the correct measurements of your door jamb is important so that you are able to order the correct door and frame size for your replacement.  You want to make sure that you get all of the dimensions needed, and you want these measurements to be as precise as possible.

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Wood Exterior Front Doors

Wood Exterior Front Doors Wood exterior doors are more attractive and stylish when compared to metal doors which tend to appear bland and industrial. However, whenever you replace or upgrade your exterior door, you will have to choose a type of wood. To make this choice easier, we will discuss some of the best kinds of woods for your front door. This will help you select a material that is able to withstand the test of time and save you money in the long-run. Most home owners put in extensive time and effort  to keep their houses in prime condition. Like others, you also clean and renovate your interior on a frequent basis. Many home owners go for a fresh coat of paint to spruce up their homes every other year. However, the sun, weather, and various other elements will work against our best efforts. For instance, excessive humidity or an extremely wet spring is likely to warp or damage your front wood door, or your front door may crack due to regular wear and tear. Regardless of the reason, your front door may need to be replaced. read more

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Front Doors With Sidelites

Before choosing your front door, it might be helpful for you to know more about one of the best types of front doors. The front doors with sidelights are very amazing for any home, because not only will the allow more light into your entryway, even when the door is closed, but also because you’ll be able to see out and decide if you want to open the door to whoever rang the bell. There are some things you may need to know when buying this type of front door. Before getting more information, know that these doors can provide your home with better lighting, save you money and give you customizing options as well. Having these benefits from the front doors with sidelights is great. They will update the façade of your home making it more attractive to neighbor, guests, and prospective home buyers too. While providing you with enough options to ensure your homes appearance is unique and stand out on the street. read more

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Victorian Front Doors

Victorian homes are whimsical and ornate, and they are never lacking in character. Regardless of what room you are in, there is always something to interesting to look at in these homes. One of the most distinguishing features of Victorian homes are the front doors. Victorian front doors are attention grabbing and interesting pieces that provide detail and color to an entrance. When purchasing a new door for a Victorian home, you want to be sure that it is appropriate for the time period and the particular home’s style. You also want to ensure that the door’s colors are appropriate. Victorian doors are beautiful statement pieces that give your home character and add curb appeal. read more

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