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15
Sep
2017

How to Choose Durable Entry Doors


The front door to your home is the first thing your visitors will encounter. It sets the tone for the rest of your home, and it is one of the greatest assets in terms of curb appeal. All the more reason to invest in a quality door that offers durability and style for years to come. There are a number of different materials from which to choose which can make this choice even tougher. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each option will help make that decision easier.

 

Wood

Wood entry doors are associated with style and luxury. They are a beautiful touch of nature, and they make any home feel that much more welcoming to guests. They are warm to the touch and wood is a poor conductor which means that it offers fairly good insulation. Maintenance, however, is one downside of these doors. The elements will take their toll and, even if rain and snow does not strike the door directly, you can expect the sun to have an impact. These doors are not only known for having a higher price tag, but they also tend to peel, warp, and bubble if they are not regularly maintained.

 

Steel

Steel doors are favored for their strength and durability. These tough doors offer superior security, and they are also adored for their intricate style. Steel entry doors are not as vulnerable when it comes to the elements, and they are also a cheaper option than wood. Since manufacturers have invested in improved insulation, you can also rest assured that your steel front door will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

These doors can dent if they are struck hard enough and, if they are scratched, it's important to touch up the area, or it could result in rust.

 

Fiberglass

Fiberglass doors are fast becoming the top choice among homeowners. These doors offer a wide variety of styles and colors. There are even those that resemble wood which means that you get the beauty of wood at a more affordable price! Plus, you need not worry about a strict maintenance schedule when you choose fiberglass! These doors also hold up very well against damage and the elements. They will not rot or rust, and they can be painted or stained if you like. With these doors, you will enjoy great security, style, and comfort with minimal maintenance!

 

Remember, not all doors are made equal, and it's important to research your supplier. Find out where their doors are manufactured and read up about the company's history and reputation. Your front door is not something that should be replaced every few years. It is an investment that should last, and this is all the more reason to choose the best.

 

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we stock a wide variety of stylish, quality entry doors. No matter your preferences or budget, we will have something perfect for you! Call us today at Winnipeg (204) 272-3725 / Toronto (905) 326-3444

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