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Everything You Need to Know About Solid Front Doors

When it comes to buying a front door, security is often at the forefront of your mind. Since the door serves as a physical barrier between the interior of your home and the outside, it only makes sense that you want something durable, making solid front doors an ideal option.

Solid front doors don’t have the structural shortcomings of their hollow core brethren, which typically have a honeycomb-style cardboard interior. Instead, the internal material is denser and studier, making it harder to break through.

Typically, solid front doors are constructed of wood or fiberglass/composite. Wooden solid front doors are either made solely out of pieces of wood that are precisely fit together or from a single piece of wood, though the latter option is significantly less common in today’s marketplace. Since fiberglass/composite is a moldable material, it is generally a single piece when complete.

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Style

Solid front doors are available in a range of styles and finishes. Generally, you can find options that reflect traditional, rustic, modern, and industrial aesthetics, as well as versions that represent historical designs. The surfaces can either be painted or stained, depending on the materials used, allowing you to achieve almost any look.

Plus, fiberglass/composite doors can be found in wood finishes, allowing you to obtain the high-end look often at a lower price. Solid front doors can also feature glass panels, allowing light to penetrate into the interior of your front entry, though this may make the door less secure depending on the location of the glass.

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Security

Typically, solid front doors offer more security than certain other options. They are harder to physically damage, making it more difficult for a person to gain entry into your home by force. However, doors that feature glass inserts or windows are inherently less secure, as the glass is often easy to break with the proper tools or even a solid object.

Depending on the location of any glass portions, a person may be able to break the glass and reach inside to access the door locks or handle. If security is your primary goal, then limit your purchase to solid front doors without included windows. Otherwise, make sure the glass inserts wouldn’t potentially provide access to the locks or knob if it was broken.

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Price

Solid wood front doors are one of the most expensive options on the market. However, the feature a high-end aesthetic that many find desirable and are known for their durability, as long as they are properly maintained. Wood doors need to be painted or varnished to protect the material from the elements, and the finish must be maintained more often.

Fiberglass/composite solid front doors are usually less expensive and can feature wood veneers to achieve the coveted look of a solid wood door. The amount of maintenance required varies depending on the surface material, as veneers require more care than a fiberglass/composite surface.

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 Door

Installing a new front door adds privacy, safety, and appeal to your home. Before you call a handyman for the job, browse the step-by-step instructions below and learn how to install a front door yourself. These simple instructions indicate the job is a great DIY project most any homeowner can complete.

Read the instructions included with your new door. You should follow any specific instructions set forth in those instructions. However, the step-by-step installation instructions below should suffice for most homeowners who want to install their own front door.

How To Paint A Varnished Door White

How To Paint A Varnished Door White

Are you tired of the varnished door look? If so, you will be glad to know that it does not take a great deal of experience in order to give your doors a new look. In fact, all you need is a few supplies and a little bit of time. You can complete this update on your own without the need to an extra set of hands.

Check to make sure that you have all the supplies needed. If not, you should be able to find what you don't have at your local hardware store. Once you have all your supplies and have set aside the time to paint your varnished door white you will be ready to get started.

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How To Make A Door Jamb

Many people assume that making a door jamb is hard, but it’s actually a project almost anyone can handle. Typically, you only need a few wood boards and some basic tools to get started, meaning you don’t have to hire a professional to get high-quality results.

This approach can be especially cost effective as it allows you to buy slab doors instead of the pre-hung units most people choose. Just follow the steps below to get your new, custom door jamb made.

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Solid Front Doors

When it comes to buying a front door, security is often at the forefront of your mind. Since the door serves as a physical barrier between the interior of your home and the outside, it only makes sense that you want something durable, making solid front doors an ideal option. Solid front doors don’t have the structural shortcomings of their hollow core brethren, which typically have a honeycomb-style cardboard interior. Instead, the internal material is denser and studier, making it harder to break through. Typically, solid front doors are constructed of wood or fiberglass/composite. Wooden solid front doors are either made solely out of pieces of wood that are precisely fit together or from a single piece of wood, though the latter option is significantly less common in today’s marketplace. Since fiberglass/composite is a moldable material, it is generally a single piece when complete. read more

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Metal Front Doors

In the past, metal front doors were used exclusively in industrial and commercial buildings. However, as more home owners are discovering the different benefits of metal clad exterior entryways, metal front doors are gaining popularity on the home improvement and new home construction scenes. Metal front doors will cost you anywhere between $100 and $150 for a standard door without any hardware. You are likely to pay higher prices if you go for other features and customization such as a peephole or metal accents. You may either opt for vinyl coatings, which do not require painting, or pre-painted layers that allow you the luxury to change colors whenever you like. In case your doorway has an uncommon size, the metal door can also be tailor made to closely fit the largest opening. The installation of a metal front door is an ideal way to enhance the appearance or visual appeal of the home’s exterior. These gorgeous and attractive doors come in a variety of styles, colors and decorative patterns, which offer you a distinct way to modify your personal haven. Apart from enhancing the elegance and visual appeal of your house, metal doors have a number of benefits which are discussed below. read more

Boost Home Value

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Enhanced Security

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Durable and Long Lasting

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Average Priced Front Doors

Most homeowners see their front door as an important part of their home. Not only does it provide a critical level of security, but it also serves as a reflection of your personal aesthetic and house’s design. However, that doesn’t mean you want to spend a fortune when choosing an entry door, making an average priced front door a great choice. Luckily, there is a wide selection of average priced front doors, so you won’t be overly limited when it comes to options, even if you don’t have an unlimited budget. . Each material comes with a number of benefits and drawbacks, including the level of energy efficiency, and also affect the price of the door. But, when it comes to average priced front doors, all of them can be on the table. read more

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