Since entry doors take whatever nature decides to throw at them, they're likely to need replacing long before any interior door in your home or business. When it's time to replace it, you face an overwhelming array of materials, styles and finishes, not to mention manufacturers, from which to choose. Wayne Overhead Door Sales and Home Improvements can help you chop down your options to find exactly the right entry door material and brand for you.
Selecting the Right Material
Before you even think about decorative qualities and manufacturers, you'll need to decide the material of your new door. You have three main options for modern doors: wood, fiberglass and steel. One thing you know for sure, it must withstand the elements and any potential break-in attempts with quiet strength. What can you expect from each?
Wood — Often the most attractive choice, wood doors offer the value of tradition. Doors of other materials usually try to appear like wood, which tells you something style-wise. However, wood tends to warp, shrink and swell according to the weather and require refinishing from time to time. If your door takes a lot of sun, it's going to deteriorate more quickly than any other material. Wood tends to be pricier, as well, and less energy efficient.
Fiberglass — Fiberglass doors offer superior durability, energy efficiency and beauty. Depending on the chosen style, a fiberglass entry door may be either stained or painted. Therefore, it can look like your favorite species of wood or simply match your home's paint scheme. The downside is that a violent attack on the door may too easily succeed. With an insulating foam core, fiberglass doors easily resist heat/cold transfer, rendering them more energy efficient than wood.
Steel — Steel doors give great security and may cost the least. With the insulated core, they allow very little heat transfer. While susceptible to dents and scratches, these blemishes can be repaired in the same way as car dents and dings. Baked on finishes can imitate wood, and, like wood, steel may need periodic repainting to maintain its curb appeal.
What Style Enhances Your Home?
After you've determined the door material, now you can focus on style. Do you fancy an understated entry door with a minimum of decorative features and maximum security? Or rather, you may like to upgrade to a luxury door with sidelights and a transom, or maybe somewhere in between. The degree of ornamentation on your home should dictate the style, naturally. However, sometimes a surprisingly different door can make a bold statement about your personality.
Choosing the Best Manufacturer
Finally, you should be sure to buy your door from a known, highly-reputable manufacturer. Because ProVia doors have always exceeded our expectations in terms of quality, they're the door company Wayne Overhead Door Sales and Home Improvements is happy to carry and promote to our customers. With many excellent styles available, we're sure we can help you find the perfect door for your taste. Plus, they can custom-tailor your door if you want a truly unique gateway to your home.
Whether you're going all in on an exterior makeover or simply want to replace the entry door, please give Wayne Overhead Door Sales and Home Improvements a call to schedule your appointment today.