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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 Paint A Steel Front Door

Whether your exterior door is looking a bit worse for wear or you would simply like to change the color to reflect your style, painting a steel front door is a pretty straightforward process. You just need to make sure to choose a primer and paint that are up to the task, and be willing to commit a bit of time and energy to the project.

All of the tools and supplies required are easily acquired, and some homeowners may have most of what they need on hand. If you want to tackle this project, simply follow the steps below.

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How To Replace A Front Glass Insert

Front door glass is not just for letting light in. It allows you to be able to see who is at your door before you even open it. If your glass is cracked but not broken completely you may be able to still see through it. However, you really should not leave it in place if it has a crack. Over time with closing and opening of your door the glass will begin to loosen and eventually fall out. Don't worry yet, replacing the glass is not as difficult as you may think. Gather the tools below and get started!

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How To Hang A Prehung Door

There are many factors that can influence you use a prehung door as a replacement door. They are a great option for individuals who do not have as much experience in home improvement. This is because these doors are easier to install, and several door installation steps have already been done for the customer. For instance, they usually come with a precut doorknob hole and hinges already attached. Although these doors are easier to install than slab doors, you still have to concentrate and follow many steps to correctly install a prehung door. Follow the steps below to ensure a level, snugly fitted prehung door.

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Fiberglass Front Entry Doors

Is it time to replace the wooden front door because it has started to look worn out and has a little rot beginning? Your front door is a door that you will likely use often because it is the main door that people will see has the drive by your home or arrive at your house for a visit. Therefore, you want to make sure that it is attractive, produces a feeling of comfort for guest that says welcome, and has all the features that you desire an entry door to have.How does fiberglass sound to you for your new door? When looking for fiberglass front entry doors you will want to make sure that you get beauty, efficiency, and safety all rolled into one. Everyone desires something different from a front door, whether it be the size, the material, or whether or not it has a glass insert. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits that fiberglass entry doors are able to offer them. They can be designed so well that you likely won't be able to tell they are fiberglass just by simply looking at them and they may think you spent a large amount to get them. read more

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Costs of Fiberglass Entry Doors

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Upvc Front Doors

Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) is basically pure, rigid plastic, and because of the versatility and resilience of uPVC doors, they are a great choice for a front door. While these doors are very efficient and have many benefits, they are still affordable and priced much lower than many doors that also require far more maintenance. While these doors are already affordable and low maintenance, they will also save a household money on utilities in the long run, since they are great insulators. This manufactured material doesn’t contain any BPA so it’s safe to use and is actually good for the environment. This resilience and ability to insulate make uPVC doors a great option for many different homes in all kinds of climates. As with other manufactured materials, the front door made from uPVC will not transfer temperature from outside, so it is much more energy efficient and may even save enough to match the difference in price. read more

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Solid Front Doors For Homes

Solid front doors for homes are oftentimes constructed of wood material, giving them an elegant and sophisticated look. Sun and other weather-related damage can quickly take its toll on a wood door, however, so many homeowners opt for the fiberglass or steel door instead. These are three of many types of doors for your front entrance way. Solid front doors ensure privacy, keep the sunlight out, and help homeowners create a long-lasting look they love when the right door is chosen. Fiberglass is more expensive, offering the look of wood without the same issues that deteriorate the door sooner than anticipated. Steel doors are not so common on homes, but nonetheless an option for homeowners serious about protection and safety. Wooden doors are still very common but do require a regular coat of sealer or paint to ensure they are protected from rot. Which ever material you invest in will ensure you are updating the look of your home, keeping it safe, and enjoying the comfort of your home for years to come. read more

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