Your entry door, also commonly referred to as a front door, is typically the most used door in your home. As such, it needs to be strong enough to withstand not only daily wear and tear, but also adverse weather conditions (e.g., wind, rain, scorching sun) and would-be intruders. In addition, it needs to be handsome enough to make a good first impression, thus increasing your home’s curb appeal.
Home Concepts Windows and Doors offers an exceptional selection of high-quality exterior entry doors, available in a variety of designs and materials, with your choice of decorative glass and hardware. We offer wood, steel, and fiberglass doors from some of the World’s leading manufacturers. Choosing the right door will pay off in smoother operation, less maintenance, added energy savings, and increased property values in no time at all.
Types of Front Door Materials
Fiberglass: A practical, cost-effective choice for most homeowners. These doors are available with a smooth surface or an embossed wood-grain texture. The latter gives them the look of real wood. Fiberglass doors resist wear and tear better than most other types of materials, can be painted or stained to match your home’s exterior, and require little-to-no routine maintenance.
Steel: Accounting for half the market share, steel doors are relatively inexpensive, and offer the same level of security that you’d receive with fiberglass and wood doors. Steel does, however, require quite a bit of maintenance and is easily prone to denting and scratching. These doors are also energy-efficient – although adding window panes can cut insulating power in half (depending on pane strength).
Wood: There is no mistaking the beauty of solid real wood – it’s a classic. These doors resist normal wear and tear, meaning they’re less likely to dent, and scratches are easy to repair. Natural beauty does, however, come at a price – these doors are more expensive than the other types of materials mentioned. Wood also requires regular maintenance (i.e., sanding, painting or varnishing).
Energy Efficient Entry Doors
When selecting entry doors for energy-efficiency, it’s important to first consider their energy performance ratings in relation to the local climate, as well as your home’s design. Steel and fiberglass typically have more insulating value than wood or aluminum. Models that are Energy Star rated often boast tighter-fitting frames, energy-efficient cores, and double- or triple-paned glass (if applicable) to reduce the transfer of heat.
Professional Entry Door Installation Service
Leave the installation of your new entry door to a professional. Home Concepts Windows and Doors employ’s factory-trained installers who are committed to ensuring the secure, safe, and proper installation of your new front door. We will also install any new or existing hardware at no additional cost to you. Call us today for a complementary in-home estimate: (602) 606-2488.