Steel & Fiberglass Front Entry Doors
The front door is the portal to your home. It is designed to serve a two-fold purpose, which is to be inviting to guests while presenting a formidable barrier to anyone who would do you or your family harm. In addition, the front entry of your home must also provide a formidable barrier against weather and natural elements that can keep damage the interior or keep energy bills high. A house is not just a home, it is also a significant investment. Entry door replacement is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Here are some of the options for entry door replacement offered by Smart Choice Windows & Doors.
Steel entry doors are one of the hottest selling items in the home industry right now, for good reason. Not only are steel entry doors stylish and attractive, but they also create a formidable barrier to protect your home and loved ones. The advantages of steel front entry doors also do not stop there. Steel entry doors are also incredibly efficient at blocking out both outside noise and outside air. Replacing your entry door with a steel door is one of the best investments you can make to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Steel front entry doors also come in a wide variety of designs and styles. While a steel frame provides a safe, solid and secure structure to hold a door securely, many steel doors also offer glass panels or inserts. Tempered glass, stained glass and fiberglass are just a few of the options available for steel front entry doors. Tempered glass is particularly attractive for families with small children. While tempered glass is extremely difficult to shatter, if it were to shatter, it shatters into tiny, harmless pebble-sized pieces with no sharp edges to cut or harm.
Fiberglass doors offer many of the same benefits as steel doors, but at a more economical price. Fiberglass doors are highly durable and don't tend to degrade as quickly over time as other materials. They also do not rust or dent and are resistant to moisture and humidity. This makes them an excellent choice for homes in extreme temperature zones. In addition, fiberglass offers excellent sound proofing and a green manufactured polyurethane core helps provide excellent insulation. This makes them highly energy efficient as well.
Like steel doors, fiberglass doors can be constructed with glass panels to let in light while keeping out heat. Fiberglass doors come in an almost unlimited variety of shapes, colors and styles and can look and feel exactly like real wood doors. Unlike real wood doors, however, fiberglass entry doors will not warp, buckle or bend over time. Fiberglass doors also offer a dynamic top and bottom rail that creates non-porous protection against seepage and the inevitable water damage it causes.
Fiberglass is also incredibly lightweight but strong. Doors constructed of fiberglass can add a touch of elegant sophistication to any home while still offering energy efficiency and a high degree of protection.