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Top Three Shopping TipsIron Front Doors

While priorities shift from homeowner to homeowner, the security of a home is typically at the top of a homeowner’s priority list. A home can be built perfectly with the most beautiful interior décor, but if that home is not safe and secure, it is not a home worth residing in.Security systems aside, an added measure that homeowners can take to make sure that their homes are secure is purchasing an iron front door.

Iron front doors of the past were not very aesthetically-pleasing. Today’s iron front doors, however, are beautifully designed and incredibly secure. If you are considering an iron front door, you are likely aware that there are a variety of different options to choose from. These three shopping tips can help narrow down the search for the perfect iron front door for your home:

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Design options

Iron doors come in various designs that pair well with any home’s aesthetic. In order to narrow down your search, consider the look and feel of your home’s exterior. What color is your home? What is the overall aesthetic? Is your home rustic, elegant, or traditional in style? If you can narrow down what you want out of your iron front door’s design based on the rest of your home’s design, your search will be a lot less stressful. While an iron front door certainly increases the security of your home, there is no reason that it cannot increase your home’s curb appeal as well.

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Pay attention to the features

There are certain features that homeowners need to look for before making a purchasing decision. Due to the fact that security is the highest priority, make sure that your iron front door has longer screws than standard doors. Standard doors have screws that are too short to provide adequate security to a home, which can make it easy for intruders to kick a door in. Iron doors should have screws that are at least three inches in length and their locks should be made with high-quality materials. Remember that just because a front door is made of iron, that does not mean that it will increase your home’s security if its various pieces of hardware are not at the same level of quality and durability.

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The importance of maintenance

A positive of purchasing an iron front door is that it will not warp in extreme weather conditions. However, iron can rust if not properly maintained. Regular maintenance is important; this rings especially true if your home is located in a region that experiences high humidity. Be sure to regularly check your door and its hardware for rust. Rust is an easy solution as long as it is handled in a timely manner. If you want even fewer maintenance responsibilities, purchasing an iron front door that is powder-coated is worth the expense. Powder-coated iron doors are doors whose materials are cured with heat. Powder-coating does not require the same levels of maintenance that paint requires, and powder-coating lasts longer than paint.

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Wrought Iron Front Doors: Safety and Prestige

Iron doors are very prestigious and convey an aura of affluence, but while they are expensive, the higher price is all for good reason and definitely worth it. Wrought iron doors are great at protecting the home while giving your home an individual beauty. Because they iron is able to be bent into shape, each piece is unique and can provide a look that demonstrates your taste in a very personalized manner. Rather than being melted and poured into molds like cast iron, the strength and integrity of these doors in unmatched.

These doors also influence the interior of your home. Iron doors let in light to open and brighten the interior of your home, while also keeping you and your family safe, and they even create a beautiful focal point to the interior of the home. Rather than looking like prison bars on your home as in the past, the updated styling and features found in today’s doors will add rather than detract from the look of your home. Wrought iron doors have increased in popularity over the past few years as more and more people value safety and individual expression.

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Aesthetics

If you are considering purchasing a beautiful door that does not require the hassle and maintenance of a wood door, wrought iron doors are a great option to consider since they definitely catch attention with their unique designs. Iron doors do not warp, buckle, or rot like wooden doors, and they are not just a slab of material with little personality the way many front doors are. Because they often include glass, you are able to see who comes to the door and not even open your home to unwanted guests.

Instead, wrought iron doors cover all of the functions needed of any door, while also being a detailed conversation piece. Every wrought iron door is different, and it will change the appearance of your home. As with other door types, you will also be able to choose between glass types to be used in the door and the hardware. You can find hardware that will blend with your door and add to the simplicity of design and provide even more security if you add a dead bolt to it. They don’t have to be just black either as you can paint them to be more like your other front of house features.

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Safety

Iron doors seem heavy and intimidating, but because of the materials that they are made of, however, wrought iron doors don’t just appear strong. They are strong, and they are very effective protection against home invasions. Wrought iron doors are the safest doors you can choose for your home. These doors are perfect for someone who wants a door that is both beautiful and safe. If your neighborhood has become unsafe, installing these doors on the front and back entrances of your home will allow you to feel more secure and not have to consider moving from the place you love.

They might be more expensive, but with a wrought iron door, you can ensure that your door is made of the strongest material while the iron bars prevent anyone from sticking an arm through to unlock the door. Many possible home invaders will avoid wrought iron doors altogether mostly because they are in a hurry and don’t want to make the time to work so hard to get into your home. They are strong and fireproof entrances that will keep you and your family safe for a lifetime. While cast iron is often brittle and can shatter easily, wrought iron to forged into shape and will stay hard and strong.

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Durability

Wrought iron doors are always extremely durable. When purchasing a door, if you are looking for durability, you want to be sure to purchase a wrought iron door, not a cast iron door. Because cast iron doors are made of material that was melted and then formed (cast) in molds, they are far more brittle and prone to rust and other damage. Most iron doors are sealed and painted black, but you are able to paint them any color you want to they will not only keep your home safe for years, you’ll also find they can help bring a new life to the appearance of your front entryway.

Another important feature is that wrought iron doors will not buckle and change shape the way wood doors often do, and they do not need as much maintenance as doors made from other materials. These doors can go years without needing to be resealed. Also, keep in mind that a thicker gauge, while it might be more expensive, makes the door much stronger and more durable. Wrought iron doors are built to last and the return you get on this investment will keep you and your home safe and secure for as long as you live there.

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 Install A Front Entry Door From Start To Finish

How To Install A Front Entry Door From Start To Finish

Adding a new fiberglass, wood, or steel entry door to your home adds security and safety. It can also help with enhancing the look of your home from the outside. A prehung door is a great way for you to give your guest a first impression that is positive. It also gives you to the opportunity to have fun with a lengthy DIY (do-it-yourself) project. You should know that this is a moderately difficult task. That being said, you don't want to use this your first DIY project. If you haven't made repairs before, then you should enlist the help of a friend or family member who has experience with past projects. The steps below will walk you through just what you need to do in order to measure and order your new door, remove your old door, and ensure that you get the new door perfectly in place, square, level, and fastened securely.

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How To Measure Door Hinges

One of the projects you may have around your home that needs done is to replace door hinges. Sometimes the hinges on the doors can get old and squeaky. They may get worn down and you just need to replace them. What are you going to do? Well, in order to replace the hinges, you must first measure them. The certain hinges are used depending on the weight and size of your door. When you are making changes to your home, look for the rusty hinges so those can be replaced.

If you measure correctly, you can get a hinge or hinges that fit the premade crevice in your door jamb. You will need to look at 3 different things to make sure you create a proper measurement. Door hinges may not seem like that big of a deal. However, the ones out your outer doors protect your home from intruders and they keep your family safe. The interior door hinges allow your family members to have their privacy. Don’t overlook this home improvement project. Learn how to measure door hinges today.

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How To Install Door Threshold

With time, the threshold on your door can get ruined or even worn out. The seal is one of the most common problems that occurs and it creates problems with shutting the door and keeping things energy efficient. If that is the only issue you have, you might be able to only get that replaced. However, if there are even more issues, you should probably install a new door threshold. This is not a complicated project and doesn’t take long.

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Custom Front Doors

Shopping for a new front door can be overwhelming. There are so many choices out there and after you’ve been shopping for a while, you may still be frustrated. You may think that none of the premade choices you’ve seen out there are exactly what you’re looking for. This is when it’s time to consider a custom front door. Don’t click now because you heard the work custom and could only see dollar signs because you have some very cost-effective options to choose from. With custom front doors, the sky’s the limit, well nearly. Because you know what you like, you are open to find combinations that suit you will still sticking close to the budget you set. So, if you want a custom front door that matches an unusual-looking home or a door that will be the focal point of a more traditional home, custom front doors are worth a second look. You aren’t limited to just a couple of finishes or door surface designs either. A beautiful front door is one of the easiest ways to add curb appeal to your home and custom front doors make it even easier. 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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Choosing Your Glass

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Front Doors For Homes With Glass

When you want to bring additional light into your interior entryway, residential front doors with glass inserts can be an ideal option. The glass allows daylight through, the amount of which depends on how much glass is used and its exposure to natural light. While clear glass is the most commonly available, frosted glass allows light inside and still provides additional privacy. Stained glass adds an artistic flare and may increase privacy even more depending on the style. The amount of glass used can vary dramatically too. Some doors are full-glass while others feature small panels, allowing you to choose the ideal mix of light, privacy, and security based on your needs. You can also find doors in a variety of materials and styles, allowing you to select an option based on your budget and personal preferences. Take a little time to review all your options to find the perfect front door to invest in for your home. read more

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