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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 TipsFront Entrance Doors For Homes

Shopping for front entrance doors for your home is more than just about picking a pretty door. Your home’s front entrance is its focal point and commands the most attention from the street. Choosing the right front door means you automatically increase your home’s curb appeal. If you choose an Energy Star-qualified front entrance door, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency and save money on utilities.

One of the most important considerations when choosing front entrance doors for your home is the right material for your climate and weather patterns, your budget, and how much maintenance you want to do. To pick the right front entrance doors for your home, we’ve put together the following shopping tips to help you get started.

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Choose the right material

Front entrance doors for homes come in a few materials. The material you choose depends on the style of home you have, the look you’re going for, your budget, any security concerns, and even the local climate. For instance, wood front entry doors give your home a high-end look, but they come with a hefty price tag. They also require more maintenance than steel or fiberglass doors. Fiberglass doors mimic the look of wood, but at a lower cost than wood. They also resist wear and tear better than steel. Steel doors are relatively inexpensive and offer better security than fiberglass or wood. However, steel doors don’t weather as well as wood or fiberglass.

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Is security a concern?

When choosing front entrance doors for your home, you may wonder if different door materials provide a more secure barrier to burglars and home invasions. As long as your front entrance door is not hollow-cored, the material has little effect on whether someone can kick the door in. The door lock assembly is the main reason a door can be difficult or easy to breach. Regardless of door material, any door will fail if your doorjamb splits near the lock’s strike plate. You can strengthen your front entrance doors by installing a 1-inch-long dead bolt with a reinforced metal strike box. Also, mount your door jamb with 3-inch-long mounting screws. These suggestions can increase your door’s resistance to invasion.

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Increase your energy efficiency

Choosing an Energy Star qualified front door is important because it means the door has been independently tested for energy efficiency and is certified. Energy Star front doors generally fit tighter in their frames than other doors and include with more energy efficient cores. In addition, an energy-efficient front door with glass inserts usually has double- or triple-paned glass to reduce heat transfer. Just as importantly as choosing an Energy Star qualified front door is making sure the weather stripping between the door and the frame doesn’t allow air to leak in or out. You’re more likely to lose heating and cooling efficiency around the door rather than through the front door itself.

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Front Entrance Doors for Homes – What One is Right for Your Home?

You get to decide what you do with your home. What changes are you going to make to bring more comfort and personality to your home? It can all start with changing what your front door looks like. Because you may have begun to grow tired of what the builder installed, when you are looking to replace your front door, be sure to review the many options you have some of which are discussed here.

Look at not only the functionality it provides, but the quality involved in its construction, because if you buy extra cheap now, you will be replacing sooner and probably paying more overall because you need a new door, plus shipping costs, more tax, and then there’re the installation headaches if you try to do it yourself, or the cost of a contractor.

There are so many front entrance doors for homes that you could be looking at. However, since there are so many, it may be best to think about some of the most beneficial doors.

  • Wood Front Doors
  • Fiberglass-Composite Front Doors
  • Steel Front Doors

Now that you have a general idea, of what doors might be the best for your home, you can compare the benefits of each of these doors and pick the door that you think is best.

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Wood Front Doors

One of the doors that is seen most often, especially in certain neighborhoods, is the wood front doors. Why are these so popular? Well, for one, most of them aren’t as expensive as other types of doors. The ability to customize it to your specific taste is almost limitless because you easily find many finishes for hardware that go perfectly with the color your have chosen for the front of your home. The industry standard, the regular sizes of wood front doors means you’ll not need to pay extra to ensure it fits perfectly plumb in the jamb and keeps the weather outside where it belongs.

Now, if you choose mahogany for instance, that may cost more than some of the other wood front doors. However, there are so many beautiful hardwoods that might work best for the look on your home. If you want to change the look of your front door in the future without changing the door again, you could always use a darker, richer stain, or even paint your wood front door. These are some of the reasons that the wood front door has been a standard in home construction and renovation for centuries. It’s a proven product that has become an even smarter investment due to updated manufacturing.

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Fiberglass-Composite Front Doors

Another one of the options for front entrance doors on your home are the fiberglass-composite front doors. Because of the updated manufacturing options available to create doors for today’s market, these are seen more often than you may realize but there are some great reasons for that. With these doors, they are filled with dense foam insulation, so they keep your home more energy-efficient. Investing in your new fiberglass-composite door now, saves your energy bill along with the fact it won’t need to be replaced again anytime soon. In addition, they won’t rust or dent easily or at all, so they will stay looking great.

If you want to paint your door later, these doors are very smooth and easy to paint over. In addition, you can stain them if you choose a textured fiberglass-composite front door. Until they knock on it, guests coming to the front may believe you have invested in a more-costly wooden door. Other benefits of these doors include durability and style because they handle the weather well and just need a little spray down in the spring to clean them. The styling you choose will let everyone know you are interested in keeping the neighborhood looking great.

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Steel Front Doors

Lastly, you may want to investigate steel front doors. These are probably the most secure out of all the choices here today. However, even with that said, there are even more benefits as well. With the steel front doors, you won’t have to do much maintenance with them as well. They basically protect themselves, so you can do a quick wipe down and oil the hinges, then go about your day with the chores, of since it was quick, relax and enjoy your space.

Additionally, these doors are very durable and will hold up well to all weather conditions. Now that there are more options, you can even choose some very stylish steel front doors too. Not your grandfather’s steel front door installed in the 60’s, these doors appear to be a beautifully simple material until someone is on the porch. The intruder who thought your home an easy mark because of a weak door, will notice up close that it’s going to be too much work to break in and steal your belongings. If you are mainly looking for a secure-feel for your home, these doors are the best option.

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 Replace Door Jamb

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

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

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How To Make A Door Jamb

Many people assume that making a door jamb is hard, but it’s actually a project almost anyone can handle. Typically, you only need a few wood boards and some basic tools to get started, meaning you don’t have to hire a professional to get high-quality results.

This approach can be especially cost effective as it allows you to buy slab doors instead of the pre-hung units most people choose. Just follow the steps below to get your new, custom door jamb made.

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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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External Front Doors With Glass

Glass front doors, in one form or another, are amongst the most appealing and widely used architectural features in both home renovations and new builds. A front glass door not only opens your home’s interior to the outdoor world, it also enriches your views, enhances natural light and improves ventilation. Because a glass door is naturally transparent, it can be a showstopper because it is able to blur the boundaries between your outdoors and indoors. Glass panel external doors are likely to provide a unique and exceptional vintage appearance to any apartment or house. In fact, most glass panel front doors come with a naturally beautiful look. These doors do not rust, peel or corrode and are resistant to insects and termites, which gives them an advantage over wood or metal doors. Glass front doors have a variety of different mechanisms and styles, such as hinged and sliding glass doors. More sophisticated types of glass doors include pivoting, folding, and stacking glass panels, among others. However, before you decide to install a glass door on your entrance, there are some factors that you should consider which are discussed in the next section. read more

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Wooden Front Doors With Glass

Wooden front doors are one of the most popular choices for home entryways and it’s not hard to figure out why. Many people just love the warm look of wood. Other people like wood for more practical reasons. Wooden front doors with glass can add the best of both worlds. You get the beautiful look of wood with the practicality of glass panels or inserts. This just means that you may choose a wooden front door with glass that’s translucent so you can see who exactly is at your door. On the other hand, you may choose a wooden front door with glass that’s more opaque, because you want to let more light into your foyer, or simply because you like the design of the glass. read more

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New Front Doors For Homes

New front doors for homes can enhance the style and appeal of your property while adding safety, weather protection, and many other benefits. Perhaps you want a new front door because the current style is old and outdated or has simply worn out its welcome. Maybe you’re tired of the extra maintenance required for your original door and want to install one that has modern features and need less maintenance. Because production methods and materials have improved greatly over the years, it is a great idea to investigate your options. Research can help you select a door that adds the impressive look you want and gives the features you need. Perhaps the current door is damaged or is a door that was in place when a home was purchased and is something you find unflattering. No matter why you’re replacing the door, make this a purchase that counts the first time around because this investment can pay off when you need to sell the home. read more

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