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Reasons to Consider an Extra Wide Front Door for Your Home

If you are looking for an interesting and modern way to transform your home’s front entrance, you might consider purchasing and installing an extra wide front door. With a typical single front door width of 30-36”, these doors can be nearly double that width and give you not only a grandiose look to your home, but an entry where you can invite groups in at once or bring in the oversized furniture with ease. With modern style becoming more and more prevalent, extra wide front doors continue to grow in popularity.

They are wide and inviting, while also providing a sleek, modern appearance. These doors can make your home stand out from the rest but, rather than being over the top, they are often understated and sleek. Extra wide doors are often accompanied by sidelights so even the entryway inside your home will be brighter and will provide a more welcoming space to bring guest and visitors in. Because of the larger size, these doors might set you back a few more dollars, but they will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home.

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Extra wide front doors can do wonders for your curb appeal. They have the ability to give your home a far more luxurious feel, and you can choose from many different styles. Pivot doors are a popular choice for many more expensive homes. Because the panels are so wide, pivot doors pivot on a box, rather than relying on hinges. The pin at the top and bottom of the door securely seat into the box and needs a little maintenance to keep it working smoothly, however that is not a major issue for any homeowner to accomplish. There are even manufacturers that create the strength needed to withstand strong winds such as a hurricane which helps keep your home more secure.

Wide front doors provide a sleek, modern feel, but even if it is not a pivot door, it can draw attention and feel very modern. Wide exterior doors also provide a better connection between the interior of the home with the outside landscape while also allowing for a wider entrance. When someone pulls up to your home, there is no doubt that with a wide front door, their eyes will land there first leaving little concern as to where the entrance is located.

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Design Options

When choosing a wide entry door, you will likely purchase a custom door, so your options are endless. As stated, pivot doors continue to grow in popularity because of their modern and sleek feel. This is an interesting choice that can add a lot of personality to your home’s exterior. Often a wide entry door will provide the opportunity for a unique set of hardware too. Many wide doors have options for glass inserts which can be more lightweight than solid wood slab doors.

When it comes to the material that the door is made of, you will have every option, but remember that extra wide doors are more prone to warping, since they can also warp horizontally. Be sure to purchase a material that will last as long as possible to prevent warping. Fiberglass is commonly used in these doors due to its durability as well as being impervious to warping and the elements from the weather. You will also be able to decide if you want any glass as part of your door, and you can choose your hardware. Of course, be sure that all of your choices are appropriate for your home, style, and climate.

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When purchasing an extra wide front door, be sure to consider what type of material was used to make the door. These doors are more prone to warping because of the extra width. They can warp both vertically and horizontally. This means that it is probably best to use a material that is more resistant to climate and moisture such as aluminum or fiberglass. A fiberglass door can be constructed so that it is more light-weight and durable needing little maintenance.

If you choose a wood door, be aware that you will be sealing it frequently. If you neglect this work, you’ll find that you have wood rot and may need to replace the door soon. With the extra cost incurred for the initial installation, do you want to do it all again? Remember the warranty probably states maintenance is required. Extra wide exterior doors do require more maintenance that an average sized door. When you are installing a wide door, you also want to consider balance. Consider balancing the door’s width with a glass panel above the door and perhaps sidelights. These extra features can provide context for the door and make your entryway feel much more complete.

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 Replace Door Jamb

Whether you’ve experienced a recent break in (or just an attempt) or other situation that resulted in a broken door jamb, it can be a frustrating experience. Once a door jamb is damaged, the door likely won’t open or close properly, which can make the doorway unusable or leave you vulnerable and exposed.

Luckily, replacing a door jamb isn’t a complicated process, and most homeowners can handle the task on their own with a few basic tools and supplies.

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How To Measure A Door For Replacement

Enhanced security and safety, improved peace of mind, increased home value, and enhanced aesthetics are among the many reasons homeowners replace the doors in their homes. Doors are of great importance for each of the above characteristics, so it is easy to understand why homeowners are selective when choosing their new door. It should be perfect, warming the heart at first sight, blending well with already established decor, and offering a value for your budget.

Taking precise door measurements is absolutely necessary when replacing this household essential. One mistake could cost you considerably since, the door won’t properly fit if it is measured incorrectly.  An ill-fitting door not only affects the appearance, but also the ease of opening, closing, and otherwise using the door as desired.

Fortunately, measuring a door for replacement is a simple job that takes little time to complete. Before you replace your door, use the step-by-step guide below to learn how to measure a door for replacement the right way.

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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Beveled Front Doors

Capture the essence of your home space by installing beveled front doors at your entranceway. Designed with a beveled piece of glass, the door is made to allow natural lighting into the home in a unique way that other doors/ glass fail to offer. The doors come in an array of styles, so it is easy to find a simple yet elegant design just as easily as it is to add transoms and sidelights to create a vibrant ambiance at your entrance. Sold in a variety of materials including wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and steel, the doors take safety measures to the next level and keep you and the family safely protected whether you are home or away. If you want to add a door to your home that is fun, stylish, and designed to meet your decorative needs, beveled doors have you covered. - You want a unique look - You want a durable, long-lasting door - You enjoy natural lighting - You enjoy fun, decorative touches read more

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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. read more

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Choosing a new front door can be a difficult process which is why you need to have some more information about picking out residential front doors before you make your decision. There are many different factors to consider when you are thinking about this replacement in the front of your home. People are going to drive by and see your home. The price on your property taxes may change depending on which door you choose and there are other considerations need to be made as well. Some of the considerations include changes that will affect the following. If you want to replace your residential front doors, that is a great idea because you will demonstrate to everyone who sees the front of your home that you care about maintaining it as well as keeping it beautiful. The investment you make in a new front door can provide a good return because it will help reduce your energy costs due to improved construction and required insulation value. Just make sure you consider the above-mentioned things before doing so. read more

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