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  1. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and Segment Head Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  2. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Surround Transom in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  3. Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  4. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and No Transom in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  5. Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Right and No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Single Sidelite-Right 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  6. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
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  8. Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Mahogany Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with No Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Mahogany 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  9. Forta Doors Double Door with Double Sidelite and Elliptical Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with Double 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  10. Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left and No Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single Door with Single Sidelite-Left 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  11. Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Fir Colorview
    Forta Doors Double Door with No Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  12. Forta Doors Single Door with Double Sidelite and Rectangular Transom in a Cedar Colorview
    Forta Doors Single 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
  13. 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.
    Estimated Price: $499.00+
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Top 3 Shopping Tipswood exterior front doors

Wood exterior front doors are a popular choice for understandable reasons. They're sturdy, good-looking, and can last for years with proper care. However, there are some things you need to know before you buy a wood front door. For example, find out what woods are best and how you can protect them from weather damage. Also, learn what you need to do to make these strong doors even more secure.

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Wood's World

Before you start shopping for styles for your wood exterior front door, you should pick a wood first. Some of the best and most commonly woods for doors include oak, mahogany, alder, and cherry. You should choose the wood that best fits your needs and budget, but don't get so hung up on appearances. Many wood types take stains well and all of them can be painted, so in most cases, you can achieve the look you're seeking. If you're after the unusual look of a more exotic wood, be aware that you will have to pay for the privilege.

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Weathering the Storms

If you live in a humid climate and want a wood front door, you can prevent a lot of future issues by picking a wood that's naturally resistant to moisture, like oak or mahogany. Then make sure your door is sealed with polyurethane. Don't try to seal it after it's hung—it's difficult to get all the corners and edges properly sealed when you do that. Be sure to reseal it every few years or before that if you notice visible damage to the sealant.

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Securing the Premises

Wood doors are generally pretty sturdy, but you can improve your home security by making sure to opt for strong hardware, too. After all, it doesn't matter how strong your doors are if your door's hardware can be easily broken. Choose high-quality materials and make sure they're securely fastened to your door and your door frame. This means opting for longer screws, for example, so it's not as easy to kick in your door or otherwise knock it out of the frame.

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Wood exterior doors are more attractive and stylish when compared to metal doors which tend to appear bland and industrial. However, whenever you replace or upgrade your exterior door, you will have to choose a type of wood. To make this choice easier, we will discuss some of the best kinds of woods for your front door. This will help you select a material that is able to withstand the test of time and save you money in the long-run. Specifically, we will discuss these types:

  • Mahogany
  • Oak
  • Cherry

Most home owners put in extensive time and effort  to keep their houses in prime condition. Like others, you also clean and renovate your interior on a frequent basis. Many home owners go for a fresh coat of paint to spruce up their homes every other year. However, the sun, weather, and various other elements will work against our best efforts. For instance, excessive humidity or an extremely wet spring is likely to warp or damage your front wood door, or your front door may crack due to regular wear and tear. Regardless of the reason, your front door may need to be replaced.

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Mahogany

Mahogany is an excellent material for your front door. According to experts, it is the best type of wood because of its hardness and thickness which make it very durable and resilient. In addition, mahogany is a stable material that can resist decay and rot.

This makes it an ideal choice, especially for people who live in an extremely wet or humid climate. When reviewing facts about mahogany you’ll see that it is prized due to its straight and even grain that will deepen in color over time as it is exposed to oils and the elements. Lightly maintaining your door by polishing it will bring out it’s reddish sheen and let everyone see the beauty which, along with its strength, is why you purchased it.

Unfortunately, plenty of red-brown woods are often falsely labeled as mahogany by unscrupulous vendors. So, you need to be careful. This type of wood is usually produced in regions such as Brazil, Honduras, Dominican Republic, West Africa and Belize. You should know that American mahogany or mahogany that is produced in South and Latin America is often the most robust among different mahogany species. Just be sure to check with your dealer to ensure of the source of the material in your door.

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Oak

Oak trees are abundant in the northern hemisphere and produce very stable wood. Oak has high levels of tannin, making it both fungus-resistant and insect-resistant. Oak has been used since the 10th century to construct Viking long ships as this wood is also more waterproof than most other wood.

The wood comes in different varieties, such as red oak, cork oak and white oak. For your front door, choose the kind of oak that is best able to withstand the specific elements in your region. For instance, white oak tends to repel water well because of its compact cell structure. On the other hand, red oak has open capillaries, so if it is not treated with suitable preservatives it will soak up moisture quite easily.

No matter which variety is chosen, however is that it should be treated with a stain or other produce to keep it waterproof and sealed well. Because oak accepts stains very well whenever you would like to recolor the front door, this material is the most appropriate option for you. You will want to use a paint which will also help preserve the wood while giving you with that extra colorful splash of uniqueness for your home.

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Cherry

While the cherry tree is best known for the wonderfully tasty fruit it produces in season, the Cherry heartwood it produces is used for furniture as well as other pieces for the home. Cherry is a hardwood that can range from light red brown to rich red in color. In addition, the wood tends to darken with time, particularly when it is exposed to the sun. Cherry wood has fine grains and a smooth texture, making it easier to stain. Along with oak, cherry is one of the most widely available woods in the country.

The cherry sapwood even has blonde streaks within it which is a special feature that makes it an extremely unique and attractive material for front doors. While the wood is not as hard as others and can be bent when younger, the ability to apply carving to the door is easier than for other hardwoods. The wood takes well to sanding and provides a very smooth surface which accepts sealants and stains very well. Therefore, if you are looking to upgrade or replace your home's front door, cherry is a dependable choice.

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 Measure The Front Door Size For Purchasing A New One

How To Measure The Front Door Size For Purchasing A New One

Doors come in many standard sizes. You want to make sure, however that you don't just grab a door and assume that it will fit. You need to actually measure and then choose the door that you would like to purchase. You may find that measuring as not as easy as you would think it to be. There are a few steps that you probably didn't realize you need to do. If you know some of the words you are already ahead, and this tasks should be pretty easy for you.

In case you aren't familiar with with some of the words that will be used we can go ahead and go over those now.

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How To Remove A Front Entry Door From Start To Finish

When your front entry door is getting worn out and old, it is time to replace it with a more energy-efficient, updated door. The new door will usually be pre-hung and in a frame so you don’t need to be an expert to get this home improvement project done. There are simple steps and techniques you can use to get this done quickly.

Aren’t sure if it is time to replace your front entry door. There are some simple signs that this project should be done. Is the wood deteriorating or rotting? Are the door joints loose? Does finish not stay on the exterior part of your door? Are the threshold and weather stripping old and worn out? Does your door have uninsulated glass? Do you need to update the style of your home? If you have answered yes to even just one of these questions, it is time to remove the front entry door and replace it with a new one.

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How To Fix A Drafty Door

We waste enough money and energy trying to keep our homes warm in the winter. Don’t let this energy and money leak through the cracks in your drafty doors. Poor insulation in your doors can have a number of causes. If you can figure out what the problem is, it will make it much easier to repair. Some of the solutions below might be helpful. If you are unable to distinguish what the exact problem is, then just try the solutions below, and your home will be more comfortable, efficient, and inexpensive to heat and cool.

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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

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New Front Doors For Homes

New front doors for homes can enhance the style and appeal of your property while adding safety, weather protection, and many other benefits. Perhaps you want a new front door because the current style is old and outdated or has simply worn out its welcome. Maybe you’re tired of the extra maintenance required for your original door and want to install one that has modern features and need less maintenance. Because production methods and materials have improved greatly over the years, it is a great idea to investigate your options. Research can help you select a door that adds the impressive look you want and gives the features you need. Perhaps the current door is damaged or is a door that was in place when a home was purchased and is something you find unflattering. No matter why you’re replacing the door, make this a purchase that counts the first time around because this investment can pay off when you need to sell the home. read more

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First, think about how you plan to use your new front door. Is it going to be used many times each day to come in or out of your home? The material that you choose makes a difference and should be considered in detail. This is going to be the main deciding factor in the door that you get. Other things that you need to consider are budget and your own personal preference on looks. Some people love modern doors with lots of windows while others prefer that their door be completely solid and enjoy sidelights instead. Do you want a traditional look to stay with your home or do you want to change its appearance? You will probably find a number of doors that appeal to you and then narrowing them down will be the tricky part of the buying process. Comparing them all isn’t as difficult as you might think so just keep in mind to identify the features you want and have them on each of the doors. With so many door options available, everyone will be able to find a front door that will suit their needs. read more

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