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Homeowners put quite a bit of thought into their purchasing decisions, especially when it comes to purchasing a front door for their home. Because the front door is the first thing visitors see before they come inside of your home, it is understandable that homeowners take some time to consider all of the different options at their disposal. A popular front door style choice among homeowners is a front door with glass.

Glass front doors are incredibly elegant and sophisticated and they are higher in value than front doors without glass. They are notorious for increasing curb appeal and are favorites among realtors for this specific reason. After you have narrowed your front door search down to a glass front door, it is time to consider what kind of glass front door you would like for your home. These three shopping tips can help you make the best decision for your home:

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Pick a Base Material

Aside from glass, what material do you want your door to be made out of? There are wooden glass front doors, fiberglass glass front doors, and full-glass front doors. Wood is the most commonly used base for front doors with glass because it isinviting and very aesthetically pleasing. If you care more about the ease of upkeep, then a fiberglass glass front door is certainly worth considering as the upkeep is typically very minimal. However, it is worth noting that fiberglass doors tend to be more expensive than other available options; with that being said, fiberglass doors are also extremely durable and provide excellent insulation. Lastly, full-glass front doors are a great choice if you want your home to be flooded with natural light.

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Privacy Concerns

While glass front doors are extremely eye-catching, they do carry the risk of decreased privacy. If your home is in an area that sees a lot of foot and car traffic, a frosted glass front door or a stained glass front doorprovidethe benefits of a glass front door without the added worry about people actually being able to see inside of your home. Placing the glass in areas of your home that are hard to see through, like along the top of a door, can also increase your privacy. Security is another thing worth considering. A full-glass front door should have doubleortriple-paned glass as to prevent someone from illegally entering your home by breaking the glass.

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Have Fun

Designing a new front door should be fun. Think about your personality and what you want to convey to your guests. Do you want your door to be a topic of conversation or simply an addition to your home? Do you want your pets to have “sunny spots” to nap in? Do you want those passing by your home to be awestruck by your bold color choice? Glass front doors come in a wide range of textures, colors, and designs. Do not be afraid to and add some personality to your glass front door.

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Residential glass front doors can be a bold choice for your home. They certainly aren't the run-of-the-mill pick, so if you're looking to stand out in your neighborhood or in your real estate market, they'll do the trick. But they're not just unique; they're also stylish. Other reasons why you might choose a residential glass front door include:

  • increased sunlight
  • increased views
  • many of the benefits of the great outdoors without the outdoors coming in

It's not hard to figure out the attraction of a residential glass front door. Before you commit, though, you should consider all the facets of owning an exterior glass door.

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Keeping It Clean

This may be one of your first concerns when you're first thinking buying a residential glass front door. As with caring for all doors, a little routine maintenance can go a long way. Take water spots, for example. They can become permanent if you let them bake in the sun. So if your residential glass front door gets a lot of sunshine, be sure not to let those water spots get comfortable. In addition, glass doors can get smudged easily, but it's just as easy to keep them clean. You can use commercial glass cleaners or make a simple solution with water and white vinegar. Be sure to clean your door on a cloudy day if it's in the sun or else you'll get streaks.

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Privacy Matters

The view from your residential glass front door can be great until you realize it goes both ways. That means that if you have concerns about privacy, then a glass door might not be for you. However, it really all depends on where you live and your comfort level. For example, if you live in a more rural area, with less neighbors, then you might not be as concerned about people being able to see inside your home. In addition, if your front door opens to a foyer, then you also might be less concerned about privacy. If you still want a glass door and are concerned about privacy, there are options. You can get frosted or otherwise decorative glass, for example, that's less translucent.

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Wild Wildlife

If you do live in a more rural area or an area that's filled with wildlife, this is something to consider when shopping for a residential glass front door. Big windows and big glass doors can be attractive to birds and other animals. To keep little critters from trying to visit or just running into your door, consider again a more decorative glass door than a plain clear one. Consider also getting double-paned glass, which is obviously sturdier than single pane. In addition, you might want to design your landscaping so that the wild and woolly are drawn to other parts of your property, rather than your glass front door.

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 Trim Around A Front Door

Numerous reasons exist for the need to replace trim around a front door. Trim is sometimes replaced by homeowners who want to update their current decor, or add a more decorative appeal to their home. Replacing trim certainly provides an invigorating look at the home’s entrance. Damage is far more often the reason for front door trim replacement. Rot and other damage occurs over time, oftentimes caused by age and various weather elements. Spotting damaged or rotted trim is as simple as looking at your front door. If you notice the trim is dented, cracked, or fading, the culprit is likely rotted wood underneath.

When it’s time to replace trim, don’t depend upon a professional to complete the task. Hiring a professional to replace trim could cost thousands of dollars, but when you tackle it on your own, you need $100 or less to do just as thorough of a job. Replacing trim is a simple DIY project most any handyman homeowner can easily complete in a matter of a few hours. Learn how to replace trim around a front door with the step-by-step instructions below, gather the supplies, and prepare for a replacement job you’ll feel good about completing.

Starting your project only to realize you’re without the tools and materials needed to complete the job is frustrating! Avoid wasting time and this frustration by gathering all the items you need before the project begins.

How To Fix A Broken Door Frame

How To Fix A Broken Door Frame

There are many different reasons that a door frame might become broken. Whether someone has kicked in your door to cause the break or it was caused by another reason, the good news is it can be repaired. There are two different ways in which you can fix the door jamb. The easy way and then the preferred way. The easy way would involve removing the damaged section and replacing it. First, cut out the damaged section. Next glue the new piece around parts that will touch the jamb that is still in place and wedge it in. Then you would apply putty anywhere that is needed, sand down the patched area, and paint the replaced section to match the rest.

The good news is that the most preferred way isn't very complicated. You can fix the frame yourself with just a few tools and a little direction. Here's how to fix your door jamb.

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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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External Wooden Front Doors

You have a mind-blowing house with perfect interior decorating, but whenever anyone comes in they keep quiet and say nothing about your exquisitely designed home. You scratch your head and ask yourself why? Maybe it’s because your house has a poorly designed or mismatched front door. When someone enters your house the first two things they see are your front door and entryway. However, if they are not designed properly, the person’s mind forms the image of an improper and shabby house. You can’t often change a person’s first impression, but with a little planning you can set the right ambience from the beginning. When selecting an external front door, functionality is as important as design. Having a magnificent front door is not the only concern because while it may be able to create a good impression, what’s the point of having it if it is not durable or secure enough to last and keep your family safe. Most people can’t spend a fortune on front doors, so making the right choice from a wide selection of materials is extremely important. Some homeowners may choose to use steel external front doors, while for others the appearance of wooden front doors is preferred. Not just because it enhances your entryway by its beauty, a wooden front door is better than steel for several reasons. It’s more durable and stands up against harsh winds, heavy rains, and sunlight; it also provides better security against intruders. read more

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Glass Front Doors For Sale

Your front door is often the first and last impression that someone gets when they come to your home. You want to make sure that you have an inviting door. People want to feel welcome and comfortable while visiting you and you likely want that as well. You also want to consider that material of the door and the color. Because there are many different options to choose from, looking into wood, metal, and fiberglass frames with larger or small amounts of glass in them will help you find the best fit for your home. The color should complement the rest of your home. Remember that your door purchase is going to add to the overall look of your home, it is an investment that can pay for itself over time as it will add the value of your home. read more

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Composite Front Doors

When you want an exterior door that doesn’t require a substantial amount of maintenance, a composite front door can be an ideal solution. Unlike wooden doors, which need frequent painting or sealing to maintain their integrity, composite doors are especially durable and weather resistant. Composite front doors are made from a combination of materials. This allows the weakness of one element to be offset by the benefits of the other. Typically, the combined use of different materials ensures composite front doors have a high level of thermal efficiency. This means they are particularly effective at keeping the heat of summer or cold of winter from affecting your interior temperature. Not only does this help you stay comfortable, but it can also reduce your energy bills when used to replace a less efficient option. read more

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