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Steel Front Entry Doors: What You Need to Know About this Affordable Option

When you are looking for an affordable option that also provides a substantial amount of security, steel front entry doors are likely your best option. These doors are durable and require very little maintenance. Plus, the initial purchase price is typically well below that of doors made from other materials, like wood or fiberglass/composite.

The affordability of steel front entry doors means they are incredibly popular. This has led manufacturers to create doors in a wide selection of styles, including some that even mimic a woodgrain-like finish.

The surface is also generally weather resistance, as long as the paint doesn’t become scratched. Plus, the designs are typically energy efficient, allowing you to experience additional savings beyond the initial purchase price.

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Design Options

Typically, steel front entry doors come primed or pre-painted from the factory. Choosing a primed version gives you the opportunity to select a color that fits your aesthetic, letting your front door be a truereflection of your personality and style. Factory-applied painted options typically have a high-quality finish and can generally be found in popular colors, such as white or red, making it an ideal choice for someone who prefers a classic look.

In some cases, the doors will feature a vinyl coating allowing the surface to simulate the appearance of natural wood. Steel front entry doors can also come in a variety of styles, allowing you to choose an option that fits the architecture of your home and personal style preferences.

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Low Cost, Highly Efficient

One of the biggest benefits of selecting a steel front entry door is that they are relatively low-cost when compared to other front door material options but are highly energy efficient. Most steel doors feature a polyurethane core that has been wrapped in a steel skin.

The presence of the core material means the door provides excellent insulation, allowing the door to create a strong thermal barrier and preventing the outside temperature from affecting the comfort of your home. If you are replacing a less efficient door, not only will choosing a steel front entry door save you money at the point of purchase, but it can also reduce your energy bills over the long-term.

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Strength and Stability

Steel front entry doors have a solid, and well-served, reputation in regards to security. The metal makes the door harder to penetrate when compared to certain alternatives, like wood, and may be harder to force open. They are also resistant to warping and cracking, increasing the odds that your front door will stand the test of time.

Extra durable steel front entry doors even resist dents, which can be an issue with lesser quality steel front entry doors, making it less likely that the surface will show damage after a small impact. Plus, even though a large impact may dent the door, it isn’t liable to compromise the door’s integrity as it can with other materials.

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 Make Rustic Doors

How To Make Rustic Doors

Are you interested in changing up the style in your home? Maybe rustic doors are just the addition that you have been looking for. You can make rustic doors for you home on your own. All you need is a few tools and materials to be well on your way to this relatively easy DIY project. You will want to complete this project on a nice day since you will be painting as well as building the door. Once you gather the tools and materials needed and decide on a nice day you will be ready to start your project by following the steps below.

How To Replace A Door Frame

How To Replace A Door Frame

Looking for a new door? Maybe you would like a new look or maybe your door is worn from the weather. No matter the reason, you can replace your door with a new door much more easily than you would expect. This is because many new doors come pre-hung already on the frame. For this very reason you won't have to be a master with carpentry in order to get the job done. With the proper tools and direction, you can be on your way to removing your old door and frame and replacing with it a new one in no time.

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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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Traditional Front Doors

The outside of your house can experience damage from external conditions such as the moisture and heat as a result of weather changes. So, it goes without saying that these parts of the house are invaluable and most certainly will need to be maintained and replaced when required. Whether the stain is touched up or a layer of paint is applied, or a full new one needs to be installed, your home will look fantastic after the change is completed. The rise in attractive renovation plans for bathrooms and bedrooms have led to many homeowners investing in them. Although this is effective in improving the interior vibe and appeal of your home, it should be remembered that the outside is just as important in making an impression. No matter what style your home is, traditional or contemporary, the aesthetic can be enhanced through the front door used. If remodeling it’s always good to consider installing a new front door because old ones can get leaky and drafty. If you’re considering the options, then traditional front doors are a good choice. Their design and wooden structure would add a classic vibe to your home while adding to the safety and security they can provide. read more

Antique Aesthetic and Appeal

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Use and Advantage

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Savings and Value

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Exterior Front Entry Doors

Your home’s front entry door can tell quite a lot regarding your personal choice and style. This is the reason it is vital to choose the right door for your entrance. However, choosing an exterior front door that complements the style of your home, enhances your home’s value, and is visually appealing at the same time can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Because front entry doors have the capability to enhance the curb appeal and security of your home, most home owners consider front door replacement a high-value project. Most experts believe that changing your exterior door is an advisable and worthwhile project because in most cases its value can easily exceed the cost. You have many choices when it comes to choosing an exterior door that exceed your expectations while remaining within your budget. You can choose from a variety of colors, designs and materials. With this in mind, here are some valuable tips that will help you find the perfect front entry door that suits the architecture of your home. read more

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Style

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Timber Front Doors

Solid wood slabs or planked doors are the top of the list in beauty for front doors. Raw wood is often known as timber, but even after it has been processed, the terms can be interchangeable. Timber front doors are becoming more popular and look great on just about any home. If you would like to make changes to the front of your home, this is one of the doors you should definitely think about getting. Wood is one of the products that can be sealed and let the grain shine through, or it can be stained also enhancing the grain but giving a darker color to the rest of the wood. It can also be painted so that it will match the rest of the colors on your home. It brings a sense of style and beauty to your home along with many other amazing benefits too. As you can see here, there are many reasons why you should choose one of the timber front doors for you home. Look through the options after you finish reading the material below so that you can see the variety of material, hardware, and other pieces available to you. Read more about why these are going to improve your home today! read more

Attractive Curb Appeal

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Higher Value of Your Home

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Little Maintenance

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