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A Complete Shopper’s Guide to Double Entry Doors

The front doors are a defining characteristic of your home. Typically, they provide visitors with a sense of your style and set the tone before they even set foot inside. If you have suitable space and prefer an entryway that has a regal feel, then double entry doors could be an excellent option for you. This can have the effect of making the front appearance of your home look bigger and more welcoming.

The doors are available in a wide range of materials, including:

  • Composite / Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • Wood

Each material offers a unique set of benefits. They are sold at all different price points, based mainly on their construction. Double doors however, tend to cost more than single door counterparts, so keep in mind that you may need to select a more affordable material to ensure staying within your budget. This process is very important because it will create the foundation of your entrance way.

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Materials

If you are looking for a cost-effective material, then you will most likely need to search for steel double entry doors. These feature an insulating core material that is wrapped in steel, helping to keep the price down and ensuring they aren’t too heavy for your frame. Steel doors are generally low maintenance, though scratches need to be repaired quickly to prevent the underlying material from rusting. Composite or fiberglass doors are moderately priced but require less maintenance than steel. The material can mimic wood grain, giving you a more expensive look without paying the extra cost.

However, the surface is usually painted, so you won’t get the full look of wood. Wood double entry doors are generally the most expensive, but the surface can be painted or stained which gives you many options for finishing touches. The surface must be sealed to prevent moisture damage, so the maintenance requirements are higher. Whether you choose to make your double entry doors composite/fiberglass, steel or wood, they are all great selections and have their own benefits.

Wooden Entry Door With Pattedrned Glass And Plants

Features

One of the major benefits of having double entry doors is the ability to create an expansive opening into your home. This makes your entryway more dramatic and also ensures that you can move large objects in and out of your house. However, that means that you need an entrance large enough to accommodate the doors as well as enough floor space for full operation. You can also buy double entry doors with a variety of glass inserts, transoms, and side panels.

This gives you the ability to allow more light into the interior of your home, making darker entryways feel brighter. Typically, there is a broad selection of hardware options for double doors too, such as nickel, brass, and bronze, giving you the ability to choose finishes that meet your style preferences. Make sure that you coordinate the doors with the correct hardware in order to complete the full look for the entrance of your home.

Double Front Entry Door With Patterned Glass And Lights And Plants On Both Sides

Safety

Many homeowners are startled when they learn that double entry doors aren’t always as easy to secure as a single door. The fact that the doors meet in the center creates a natural weak point. If someone gave one strong kick into the door, this could break the locking mechanisms. You can help to fix this by investing in robust hardware. For example, a deadbolt with a longer barrel provides sturdiness, whereas an interior locking security bar creates an even stronger barrier.

You can also purchase door stop bolts to help stabilize the door and make it tougher to breach. This does mean you will need to spend more money but it is worth it for improved safety. Safety is #1 so you want to make sure that you have the correct locks and panels on your doors to ensure this.

Questions And Answers

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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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How To Replace Door Weather Seal

A door weather seal is placed between the bottom of an exterior door to seal the gap between the door and the floor. The weather seal stops inside air from escaping into the outside, and air from outdoors coming inside, preventing uncomfortable conditions and increased energy consumption.

On average, weatherstripping lasts 3- 5 years, although some products last much longer and some much less. The type of weatherstripping selected and care of the product both affect the duration of time it’ll last. There’s also a plethora of things that may cause the weatherstripping to deteriorate or otherwise become damaged.  Pets and humans can both cause damage to weatherstripping, as can pests, the age of the material, improper care, and various weather conditions.

Deteriorating or damaged weatherstripping allows air to escape from the home and allows outside air to come inside. It also suffices as an entrance point for pests like ants, spiders, cockroaches, and bees who want nothing more than to make themselves right at home underneath your roof. Inspecting the door weather seal yearly is ideal. As you inspect the weatherstripping, look for signs of deterioration and damage, including:

  • Weather seal that’s bent or otherwise lost shape
  • Dry, brittle, or cracked weather seal
  • Losing adhesive foam, or foam that has pulled away from its fixture
  • Missing adhesive foam
  • Missing nails

If damage is noted, don’t delay learning how to replace door weather seal with the step-by-step guide below. You’re letting heat and air escape your home, costing a considerable amount on your heating costs. Outside air and pests coming indoors create a big nuisance. Temperatures inside your home are likely uncomfortable. You’re suffering without merit, since a DIY weatherstrip replacement is a simple procedure that protects your home, comfort, and peace of mind. Expert door seal replacement isn’t necessary, as any homeowner can complete the task in a matter of hours with a few tools in-hand. Gather the items you’ll need and prepare for a day of DIY weatherstripping fun.

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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.

Spraying Lubricant Into A Door Hinge

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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