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The first thing many guests see when they arrive to your home is your front door. Even the humblest of individuals wants to paint a certain picture for his or her guests regarding what they can expect once they enter a home. When it comes to painting a picture of elegance, there are few options like hardwood front doors with glass.

Your front door should be something that you are proud of while still providing your home with a safe and secure entryway. If you are in the market for a door that increases curb-appeal, exudes elegance, and provides the home with insulation, a hardwood front door with glass is the perfect option for your home. Here are three shopping tips for you to follow as you search for the perfect hardwood front door with glass:

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Choosing the wood

One of the benefits of hardwood front doors with glass is that they do not require as much maintenance as one would expect. While wooden doors are known for their overall ease of upkeep because they do very well at adapting to natural wear and tear, it is important to pick the right wood for your region. If you live in a humid climate, it is crucial that you choose a wood that naturally resists moisture. The two best wood options for humid climates are oak and mahogany. An added measure to prevent unnecessary weathering is to coat your wooden door with a polyurethane sealant. Be sure to apply the sealant before you install your door so you are able to get all of the door’s edges and corners. If you apply sealant, upkeep will simply require a re-application of the sealant every few years.

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Forget Faux Wood

Hardwood doors are expensive. This is not necessarily a negative as real wooden doors are sturdier and provide better insulation than cheaper doors made of other materials. However, if you happen to stumble upon a wooden door that does not come with a high price-tag, be wary. Real wooden doors are expensive, but they are expensive for a reason. Because real wood is dense and heavy, the door protects the home from intruders and the elements very well. Real wood, while pricey, will also save a homeowner money over time due to its great insulation properties. Additionally, real wood, with proper upkeep, maintains its gorgeous appearance over time; whereas faux wood wears down and cracks.

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Glass choice matters

Once you have decided on the kind of wood you’d like your door to be made out of, you need to decide on the glass that you would like installed in your door. If you have privacy concerns, for example, consider frosted or stained glass to keep people from looking into your home. To increase security measures, be sure that the glass is double or triple-paned so it does not break easily. Further, consider the location of the glass in your hardwood door. If you want your door to be as secure as possible, for example, find a door with glass that is not situated within arm’s reach of the interior lock.

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Hardwood Front Doors with Glass – Is it the Right Choice for Your Home?

Your home is your sanctuary. It is your place to go after work, keep safe in and relax in as well. There are many reasons why you should make your home as wonderful as you can. The main thing to remember is that you get to decide how your home looks and feels. When you choose to put hardwood front doors with glass onto your home, you can make your home stand out. It can feel timeless and warm when welcoming visitors to your home. You have many choices when you look at hardwood doors so keep in mind the following:

  • Many Species of Woods
  • Better Curb Appeal
  • Higher Home Value

With these amazing things you get from choosing hardwood front doors with glass, there really is no reason not to make the switch. By including glass in your hardwood door, you will have the ability to see who is at the door as well as keep your entryway better lit, so you can see to get there without needing to use power and turn on the light. Read on to find out more about your options and the benefits of installing a new wood door.

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Hardwood Front Doors With Glass

Many Species of Wood

It really is quite amazing the many choices you have when it comes to your front door. Even with just the hardwood front doors with glass, you can choose from a variety of options. For instance, you can choose from the different species of wood that you would want for your front door. There are many options. You could choose African Mahogany which is very durable. There is the American cherry option which looks very classic. Douglas fir is a strong choice which is also very weather resistant. Some other options are white oak and Spanish cedar. As you can tell, there are many hardwood options that could work for the front door on your home.

In addition, you can choose options for the glass portion of the door as well. For the glass, you might want three smaller windows across the top, reminiscent of older more traditional homes. You could also choose to have the middle 1/3rd in glass and framed with wood. Depending on what you need as far as privacy, you might want to have clear glass, frosted glass, etchings in the glass, colored or stained-glass installed. It really is up to you and what you need on your front façade.

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Better Curb Appeal

If you are looking at your door as the homeowner, you might be happy with what you see, but what about if you are preparing to sell your home, or if that nosy neighbor says something about how bad it now looks? When you are upgrading the front door on your home, you are choosing to change the curb appeal of your home. This is very important because it changes the way your home looks and feels to you, your friends and family, and to people who drive by as well. It is great if you could choose a front door that brings about better curb appeal.

With the hardwood front doors with glass, this is an option that brings beauty, class and a comforting appeal to your home. No more worrying about what others might think because you’re positive about how great it looks. The neighbors will now have to try and keep up with the beauty of your home so be prepared to get many compliments during the next block party. If this is the type of curb appeal you would like on your home, don’t hesitate to switch to this kind of front door.

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Higher Home Value

Do you think about the value of your home a lot? Well, if you have ever considered selling your home, this is something that should be on your mind. If you want to sell your home for the highest price, you need to increase your home’s value. By choosing hardwood front doors with glass, your home’s value will most likely go up. Having a newer door, or even one that keeps its great appearance longer, will show prospective buyers that you value your home and have worked hard to maintain how good it looks.

Another reason to think about your home’s value is to feel greater about the home you are living in. You may want to pass on a great home to your children because this is where you chose to invest your hard-earned money and give them the best inheritance you could. Additionally, the home will provide a high return on your investment which most likely outpaces the current level of interest earned on savings which means your money has grown more quickly. If this is the case, choosing hardwood front doors with glass is what you may need to do.

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 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.

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.

How To Replace A Front Glass Insert

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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Contemporary Front Doors

Contemporary front doors are a wonderful way to make a fast and affordable update to your home. The front of your home is the first thing your guests will see when coming up to your home and it is also what is seen when people drive past your home. Therefore, you want to make sure your front door helps to improve the appearance of your home. You may already have contemporary front doors, or you may have traditional doors and are now looking to make a change to the appearance of your home. So, with all these things in mind now seems like as good of a time as ever to go ahead and make that purchase, but there are a few things that you need to look into before making your purchase. When you are starting to look at everything, maybe the contemporary style is exactly what you have and just need to update it, or maybe you’re ready for that change of appearance for your home. read more

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Fiberglass Front Doors

Fiberglass front doors are one of the newest options when it comes to your home's entryway. Unlike earlier manufactured doors which looked completely fake, made of composite materials encased in fiberglass, fiberglass front doors can take on any look and can fit any style. There are even some being manufactured that look so much like wood that experts can't tell the difference, not to mention the layperson. This wooden look can be heightened even more through colors applied through stains or paint. There are several reasons why one might choose a fiberglass front door over other kinds. If you're new to the world of fiberglass front doors, then you’re likely to have a pleasant surprise. All door types have their advantages and disadvantages, of course, but with fiberglass front doors, the pros far outweigh the cons. You’ll find that having the fiberglass front door installed on your home will enhance its beauty as well as ensure its security. If you're planning to be in your home for a long time, you owe it to yourself, and your wallet, to seriously consider the fiberglass front door. read more

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Insulation For A Front Entry Door

Insulated Front Entry Doors

Does your current front door cause you to shiver each time to walk toward it in the winter? Can you just feel that chilly air coming toward you even through it’s not from a drafty and leaking door seal? Well, it’s time to replace that older door. Foam insulation is generally the core of any new front door, regardless of material. Insulation inside the door keeps weather elements from causing discomfort in your home, reducing energy consumption and in turn the costs of your monthly bills. Some front doors feature insulation separators that prevents heat and air from entering or escaping the home. Insulated doors ensure year-round comfort in the home. An insulated front entry door is a must in cold weather climates and extremely beneficial for homes in other climates as well. The insulation will prevent the heat transfer from outside in the summer and the cold transfer in the winter. Best is that it doesn’t change the appearance of your home, yet you reap the rewards of lower energy costs. With an array of unique insulated front doors, every homeowner can find the perfect style for their needs. read more

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