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A Complete Buyer’s Guide to Twin Front Doors

Your front doors make a statement, giving visitors an idea of what to expect when they enter your home. Twin front doors, another term for double front doors, allow homeowners to create grand entryways. The doors swing open from the center, giving people ample room to enter or exit a home. Plus, they provide a sense of opulence, improving the visual aesthetic of your entryway.

Twin front doors are available in a variety of materials, including:

  • Composite / Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • Wood

Every material provides its own benefits, but also comes with potential drawbacks. Additionally, the construction of twin front doors has a significant impact on the overall cost.

You’ll also find a broad selection of styles to choose from, ranging from industrial to traditional to contemporary. This allows you to select twin front doors that meet both your functional and design-related needs.

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Materials

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when purchasing twin front doors is choosing the material. Not only will this affect the cost of the door, but it also determines the maintenance requirements. One the cheaper end of the spectrum are steel doors. They aren’t constructed of solid metal. Instead, a lighter core is covered in sheet steel to make the weight manageable.

Steel twin front doors are durable, though you have to make sure the finish remains intact to prevent rust. Composite or fiberglass doors are moderately priced and require less maintenance than steel. The material can also be cast to mimic wood grain, creating a higher-end look, and is easily painted. Wood twin front doors are the most expensive but allow you to paint or stain the surface. They are durable, but the maintenance requirements are high to ensure the wood isn’t directly exposed to the elements.

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Safety

A secure front door is often seen as a must. After all, your doorway represents a weak point, so choosing a robust option can help deter break-ins. Some homeowners may be surprised to learn that twin front doors might not be as secure as a single front door. The middle, where the two doors come together, represent a weak point, and a swift kick could defeat the integrity of the lock.

However, you can mitigate these risks by selecting a lock with a long barrel, allowing the barrel to penetrate deeper into the other door and providing additional stability. Adding interior locking security bars can also help as well as door stop bolts that penetrate into the floor.

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Features

The biggest benefit of twin front doors is the ability to create a wide opening when entering your home. This allows the entryway to be incredibly dramatic, but it does mean that more floor space is required to operate them.

You can also find twin front doors with a variety of aesthetic features, including glass inserts or side panels, and even transoms. By adding glass to your entryway, more light enters the room, making darker entryways more vibrant. Hardware is also available in a wide range of finishes, including bronze, brass, and nickel. You can select options that best reflect your personal style or that complement the era of your home to help make your final look cohesive.

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 Prehung Door

Installing doors can seem like a far too difficult task for the average person. If you don’t have experience in construction or home improvement of some kind, you might think it is impossible for you to install or replace doors. This is why prehung doors are so popular. The fact that the pieces come together and just need to be placed into a rough opening makes installation far easier. However, it does take a lot of precision and some time. We no longer have to build everything from hand or drill every hole. Now, it is possible for the average person to replace doors without the help of a handy man.

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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 Paint a Door without Brush Marks

How To Paint A Door Without Brush Marks

Do-it-yourself painting is one of the easiest home projects to tackle. After all, anyone can swipe a brush or a roller—even kids. However, home painting isn’t without challenges, as anyone who’s brushed up against a freshly painted wall or dripped paint on the carpet can attest. However, painting foibles don’t have to be disastrous to be annoying. Your biggest challenge could be just trying to paint a door without leaving brush marks all over it. The good news is, this is an easy fix. It won’t take any longer than painting the door would regularly and doesn’t require any special talents.

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