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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 TipsExterior Front Entry Doors

Exterior front entry doors are the first thing visitors see when they come to your home, so purchasing the right door is a big decision. You want a door that offers excellent curb appeal, weathers extremely well, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Today’s manufacturers offer a wide variety of front door styles in different materials and with varying options. These choices mean you can customize your exterior front entry doors into a unique style statement. It also means you might experience a bit of confusion on where to start. Here are three shopping tips before ordering your new exterior front entry doors.

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Do you need an exterior front entry door system?

Manufacturers today create a complete exterior front entry door system that comes pre-hung in its frame. This means the bottom edge connects flush with the threshold for a weather barrier, and the door comes with weather stripping already installed around its perimeter. Unless you’re only looking for a simple replacement door, it’s best to get the exterior front entry door system because it comes complete with hinges and locks designed as part of the system. Some new exterior front entry doors come with sidelites you can have installed to offer a new and more interesting look to your home. The biggest benefit of buying an exterior front entry door system is that all components come from the same manufacturer and are designed to work together smoothly. They also provide better energy efficiency.

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How to measure for exterior front entry doors

If you’re simply replacing an existing exterior front entry door, measure your door’s width, its thickness which is usually 1 3/4 inches, and its height which is normally 6 feet 8 inches. If you’re buying a brand new exterior front entry door system that’s pre-hung, you need to measure a bit more. Since you’ll be replacing the door jamb as well as the door, you must measure the door jamb’s thickness. Start at the inside of the exterior molding and measure to the inside of the interior molding. This gives you the wall’s thickness. Now stand inside your home looking at the front door. Is the handle on the right or left side? On the right means you order a right-hand door, and the left means you order a left-hand door.

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Are you considering glass?

Called glazed entry doors, these exterior front entry doors offer a wide variety of glass options to choose from, such as clear or etched glass, beveled or leaded glass, and much more. You may choose to have panes of glass called "lites" in certain panels of your front entry doors. It’s best to make sure all lites are either double- or triple-glazed to get the best energy efficiency from your new front door. Another option that can save you money if you’re considering a leaded glass window is to opt for caming (the lead strip between panes of glass) that’s not real lead or brass; both options are more expensive than false caming.

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Exterior Front Entry Doors

Your home’s front entry door can tell quite a lot regarding your personal choice and style. This is the reason it is vital to choose the right door for your entrance. However, choosing an exterior front door that complements the style of your home, enhances your home’s value, and is visually appealing at the same time can be a confusing and overwhelming process.

Because front entry doors have the capability to enhance the curb appeal and security of your home, most home owners consider front door replacement a high-value project. Keep these things in mind when you plan your replacement and determine the cost of your front entry door:

  • Expected useful life
  • Long-term benefits vs. upfront cost
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Performance and weather protection
  • Features that are included
  • Energy efficiency (its R value)
  • Accessories and hardware
  • Additional staining, pre-finishing costs or painting needed

Most experts believe that changing your exterior door is an advisable and worthwhile project because in most cases its value can easily exceed the cost. You have many choices when it comes to choosing an exterior door that exceed your expectations while remaining within your budget. You can choose from a variety of colors, designs and materials. With this in mind, here are some valuable tips that will help you find the perfect front entry door that suits the architecture of your home.

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Estimate Your Budget

Like any other project, when choosing your front door, determine the amount you are comfortable spending. Many home improvement projects tend to exceed their budgets. If you are replacing your front entry door for the first time, you want to avoid unneeded and costly mistakes that may cause you to reorder another door or hire a professional to complete your door installation, when you could have handled it on your own.

The replacement of your front entry door is an important investment; therefore, your budget must reflect thoughtful planning and good decision making. What are the actual pieces you should consider in this decision? Read on as we name a couple of important items.

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Style

Go for a front door style that is able to complement your home’s design while adding to its curb appeal. Your exterior door can reflect your personality. For example, in case you have more conventional tastes, you can choose a classical wood-paneled door. On the other hand, if you like artistic designs, you can incorporate some ornamental glass elements with a variety of compositions.

Each home owner and house are different, so choosing an exterior door that matches your personality and specific home design is crucial. You will find a variety of door styles, materials, hardware, and finishes on our website that can narrow down your choice. Rather than sticking with what you know, review all of them and imagine how each will look on your home. Something will strike you as just the right door for you.

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Size

What front door size is right for you will depend on the size of your entryway. Standard front entry doors are generally 80 inches in length, 36 inches in width and about 2 inches in thickness (80X36X2). Depending on the house, it’s possible that your entryway is different and might need a taller, larger, thicker, or wider entry door. In some cases, a double entry door may be more suitable for your needs.

Moreover, to make sure you choose the perfect sized door, it is also important to take into account any transoms, sidelights, or other decorative elements. Make sure your front entry door is wide enough to easily accommodate bulky furniture items. In case you are still not sure what door size is right for your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an expert for help.

Questions And Answers

What is the best color for a front door?

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

Is a steel or fiberglass door better?

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

What is the best color to paint your front door?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How much does it cost to install a new door?

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

How much does it cost to install a door frame?

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

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

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

Can you paint a PVC door?

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

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How To 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 Measure For A Prehung Door

If you are looking to replace a door, there are a lot of features that might make prehung doors the best option for you. Prehung doors are ideal for beginners. This is because they come with many features that make them easier to install than a slab door, like the hole for the doorknob and the fact that the hinges come already attached.

Another benefit is that you can be sure it will be well insulated, so that stress is also minimized. However, with prehung doors, you must also make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible to ensure that the door fits, and it is level.

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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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Wide Front Doors For Homes

If you are looking for an interesting and modern way to transform your home’s front entrance, you might consider purchasing and installing an extra wide front door. With modern style becoming more and more prevalent, extra wide front doors continue to grow in popularity. They are wide and inviting, while also providing a sleek, modern appearance. These doors can make your home stand out from the rest but, rather than being over the top, they are often understated and sleek. Because of the larger size, these doors might set you back a few more dollars, but they will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. read more

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Double Front Entry Doors

Is it time to update the front appearance on your home or are you planning out a new house and want something that is not typically found in the neighborhood? If you have space for something more substantial than a traditional front door, double front entry doors can be a highly desirable option. Not only will they make your entryway feel palatial, but they also allow you to have a larger opening into your home, which can be ideal for those who need to accommodate wheelchairs or bring in large furniture items. These doors are often solid with raised panels built into them however can also have glass panes inserted. . This means you can select an option that both suits your desired aesthetic as well as your preferred level of maintenance and security. Due to current advances in manufacturing, the design is not only strong and beautiful, but can also look well for a long time to come. Additionally, they are available in almost any style, allowing you to select a double front entry door based on your design preferences. read more

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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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