Metal Front Doors For Homes

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  1. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Oak Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $749.00
  2. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Oak Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $799.00
  3. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Oak Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Oak Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $727.50
  4. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $999.00
  5. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $1,024.99
  6. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $898.00
  7. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Half Round Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $965.42
  8. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and No Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $699.00
  9. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $1,299.00
  10. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $649.00
  11. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $749.00
  12. Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Color
    The most important feature of your home is a beautiful front door. Forta Doors add character and style and come in a variety of options. Improve the curb appeal of your home with a Forta Front Door and create the warm and welcoming ambiance your guests deserve every time they visit. Forta Doors enhance the appearance of a home with sophistication while portraying a timeless splendor for any season. A Forta Entry Door makes a great first impression.Embrace your front entry appearance with the craftsmanship and high-quality products only Forta can provide. With an endless array of customizable selections you can achieve any desirable style. Complement your existing home exterior with a unique front door, creating the perfect level of sophistication, elegance, and grace.
    Price: $799.00
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Making the Decision for Metal Front Doors

If you’ve just started shopping for a new front door, metal front doors might be a possibility that you haven’t considered yet. You might not know, for example, that unlike wood, metal front doors can be made of a few different materials, including:

  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Aluminum

Some metal front doors are made of one piece, like one sheet of steel, or multiple pieces welded together. They can be painted, but they also come in a variety of colors and finishes, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find one that will match your home.

Valued for their security, metal front doors are available in a range of prices that can fit most budgets. In addition, according to Remodeling magazine, 92% of homeowners were able to recoup the cost when they sold their homes after installing a metal front door (steel, in particular). Prior to selling, the homeowner also saved money on insurance costs because of the extra security they provide.

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modern style house with a steel front door

Maintaining the Metal

Unless you live in an area with extremes in weather, metal front doors are fairly easy to maintain. They are stronger than doors made of wood or fiberglass, because they don’t crack, swell, or warp. However, they will wear down if exposed to heavy moisture or salt in the air. A simple wipe down can help reduce this wear because the moisture and salt aren’t allowed to build up. Additionally, a little oil on the hinges will be a simple thing to do to keep them opening and closing smoothly.

Another danger for metal front doors is heavy traffic because metal front doors can be vulnerable to denting. However, if you’re more concerned about security and/or cost than simply the aesthetic qualities of your door, you should consider a metal front door. You should repair scratches immediately, though, to make sure they don’t rust and if needed, a simple coat of paint is all it will take to make your door look like new again. In addition, install your metal front door or have it installed so that it opens out, because this makes it more reliable.

close up of a metal front door

Locking It Down

If you’re buying a metal front door because of security concerns, you should also carefully consider the lock you’re installing on it. Choose the best lock that fits your budget but be sure to get good quality. One quality lock is better than multiple locks, if they’re poorly constructed. Why spend the extra money on a steel door and then use a lower quality lock that will let intruders enter with ease?

For metal front doors, you have two basic types to choose, which are lever locks and cylinder locks. Cylinder locks are so named because of their internal cylinder. They’re strong locks, but the downside is they work only with the original key. Most often, if you lose it, you’ll have to replace the entire cylinder because the key is often not able to be reproduced. Lever locks are just as strong as cylinder locks, with the added bonus that you won’t have to replace the entire mechanism if you lose your key. However, because they are made to enhance the security and operation of your new steel door, you should obviously choose the lock that best fits your needs and budget.

close up of a grey steel front door

What’s Inside That Counts

Like fiberglass front doors, many, if not most, metal front doors are manufactured with insulating material inside, helping to keep your home energy efficient. The insulation can be made of several materials, which include foam, mineral wool, and expanded polystyrene. You will have to choose for yourself what level of insulation you need, as it will depend on the climate where you live. Consider the investment up front and compare it with the savings you’ll experience by lowered energy costs.

However, as with all entries, the biggest danger is not the door itself, but the area around the door. It can be easy for air to get in and out due to gaps between the door and its frame. Be sure to install weather-stripping around the door to prevent this problem. Another good idea is to install a door sweep at the bottom, which also helps keep out drafts. A tighter seal will also help maintain the door because it does not allow rain or ice to lay against the metal and possibly cause it to rust.

Questions And Answers

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can you paint a vinyl front door?
Yes. You could paint your vinyl front door. However, you need to complete the adhesion process first. Once you have prepared the door, you can use an additive or primer, to assure the job is done properly.
What does it mean to have a black door?
If you have black door, that signifies great things about you and your home. It can stand for authority, power, sophistication and strength. Anyone who goes by or comes over will know you are serious about protecting your home and your family members too.
How do you fix a door frame?
To fix a door frame, you must first take off the broken part. You will then nail in the new frame, place the door stop, put the strike plate in and install the molding. This project does not take very long for most people.
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 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.
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How To Paint Metal Front Door

You may think of painting walls in different rooms of your home, arts and crafts but you may not have considered painting a metal front door. This type of door gets drilled by the sun every day and the metal may get very hot. Through time, the pain is going to start peeling off your door. In just a couple years after painting it, the door may look like a cracked egg all over. When others come to your home, they won’t be all too thrilled. Some people say that lighter paint is going to help with this.

However, if that isn’t something you want to do, you may need to try out different things before finally figuring it out. There are many paints and primers out there so you may need to mix and match until it is just right. The one thing to remember is that you should only pain when there is shade and not when the sun is fully out.

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How To Measure A Door Jamb

There are many reasons you might need to know the measurements of your door jamb. Maybe your are putting up new trim, or if you need to replace a door, you will want a snug fit and will need to know the measurements of your door jamb. Knowing the correct measurements of your door jamb is important so that you are able to order the correct door and frame size for your replacement.  You want to make sure that you get all of the dimensions needed, and you want these measurements to be as precise as possible.

person using a tape measure to measure the width of a door opening

How To Measure For A Prehung Door

If you are looking to replace a door, there are a lot of features that might make prehung doors the best option for you. Prehung doors are ideal for beginners. This is because they come with many features that make them easier to install than a slab door, like the hole for the doorknob and the fact that the hinges come already attached.

Another benefit is that you can be sure it will be well insulated, so that stress is also minimized. However, with prehung doors, you must also make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible to ensure that the door fits, and it is level.

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Front Entrance Doors For Homes

You get to decide what you do with your home. What changes are you going to make to bring more comfort and personality to your home? It can all start with changing what your front door looks like. Because you may have begun to grow tired of what the builder installed, when you are looking to replace your front door, be sure to review the many options you have some of which are discussed here. Look at not only the functionality it provides, but the quality involved in its construction, because if you buy extra cheap now, you will be replacing sooner and probably paying more overall because you need a new door, plus shipping costs, more tax, and then there’re the installation headaches if you try to do it yourself, or the cost of a contractor. There are so many front entrance doors for homes that you could be looking at. However, since there are so many, it may be best to think about some of the most beneficial doors. Now that you have a general idea, of what doors might be the best for your home, you can compare the benefits of each of these doors and pick the door that you think is best. read more

Wood Front Doors

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Fiberglass-Composite Front Doors

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Best Front Doors

Getting a new front door for your home isn’t something you should take lightly. There are pros and cons to getting different kinds of front doors for your home. Some of the doors will cost more now but save you in the long run because of their construction quality as well as insulating value. The investment you make in a new front door can return to you several folds as you save on energy costs and have a statement piece on the front of your home that will last for a long time. Some of the doors will improve the style of your home. Other doors may increase the value for your home. No matter what your reasoning is, improving the look and security of your home will never go unnoticed. These are all things that you should think about when considering the replacement of your front door. There is a lot of information out there regarding what the best front doors would be. For many people, they believe that the glass, steel and oak front doors are the best options for a variety of reasons. Be sure to review your options, and decide for yourself. read more

Glass Front Doors

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Steel Front Doors

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Oak Front Doors

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exterior wood door

Solid Wood Front Doors

Getting a new front door isn’t a decision you should take lightly. There are different variations of front doors that you could choose from. You could choose steel, glass, wood, solid wood and other options as well. Going with solid wood front doors is a choice that many people make. Considering all the choices you have when choosing your front door, going with solid wood front doors is the best choice for many reasons, including those mentioned above. If you want an attractive looking home, special features for your front door and better durability for your front door, this is the option that would be right for you. read more

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