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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

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.
How much does it cost to install a Prehung door?
To install a prehung door, the price may vary a bit, depending on the brand and other factors. If you want someone to take away your old materials and install the door for you, it may cost an average of $350. The door alone may cost an average of $200.
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 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.
How much does it cost to replace a front door?
Most durable and long-lasting doors will cost between $500 and $700. However, the price will change due to several factors. These factors include material, whether you have someone install the door for you, brand, type of doors and a couple other things.
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.
What does the color of your front door mean?
The color of your front door does matter. It is the first thing people see when driving by and coming up to your home. For example, light blue means you are hopeful. Dark blue means you may have strong family ties. Yellow means you are a morning person.
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 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.
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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 Reframe A Door

Reframing a door can seem like a daunting task and may take a good chunk of your weekend to complete, but it can make a huge difference when it comes to your home. You may need to reframe your doors while replacing them with a different sized door or it could just be because of time and age. Regardless, replacing doors and reframing them can add value and improved insulation to your home.

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How To Measure A Door For Replacement

Enhanced security and safety, improved peace of mind, increased home value, and enhanced aesthetics are among the many reasons homeowners replace the doors in their homes. Doors are of great importance for each of the above characteristics, so it is easy to understand why homeowners are selective when choosing their new door. It should be perfect, warming the heart at first sight, blending well with already established decor, and offering a value for your budget.

Taking precise door measurements is absolutely necessary when replacing this household essential. One mistake could cost you considerably since, the door won’t properly fit if it is measured incorrectly.  An ill-fitting door not only affects the appearance, but also the ease of opening, closing, and otherwise using the door as desired.

Fortunately, measuring a door for replacement is a simple job that takes little time to complete. Before you replace your door, use the step-by-step guide below to learn how to measure a door for replacement the right way.

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Modern Front Doors

If you are looking to make an upgrade to your home to give it more of a contemporary feel then modern front doors might be just the change that you need. Your front door says a lot more about you than you probably realize. It speaks to your personality and it also gives a preview of what the rest of your home is like. If you have a home that is decorated modernly inside but you still have that same old traditional entry door then your home is probably not tying together as well as it should and if it is time to change out your door now is the perfect time to finally tie it all together. Just remember that there are so many doors out there and you need to find one that is going to suit you, after all, you will use this door nearly every day of your life so you need to be sure you are happy with it. read more

Materials

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Self Installation Or Professional

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Style

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Front Entry Doors With Glass

When sunlight shines into your living room, kitchen, or entryway on a nice warm day it can produce a beautiful sight. Your pet loves to just lay there in the sunlight and watch the outside action or take a snooze. The sunlight shining through can also be uplifting and energizing. This is especially true for those who may spend more time than average in their home, because it really allows the outside beauty to find its way in. Choosing a full glass door will allow you to enjoy this to its fullest extent. You’ll have a wider view of who is ringing your doorbell. It also allows you to connect with the outdoors without having to worry about things like insects or wind. However, there are considerations that should be taken before purchasing a door with glass such as privacy, the safety of the area around you and even the style of the glass door that you will choose. A beautiful new front door that has a full pane of glass could be an invitation to would-be intruders, but you’ll use a double pane glass panel made of tempered glass that is very difficult to break, but still looks great. read more

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Style, Size, Selection

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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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Design Aesthetic

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