Your front door says something about you. It makes a statement about who you are, what you like and what your home is like. Whether you like it or not, first impressions matter, and people will always find something to say about your front door—especially when it comes time to sell your home.
That said, choosing the right front door isn’t entirely about looks. While a beautiful front door can add significant value to your home, much of that value will be lost if it isn’t energy efficient or it requires intense maintenance.
Your first instinct might be to go for a wooden door—after all, wood is one of the oldest building materials around for a reason—but you shouldn’t purchase a new door on a whim. Take some time to seriously consider the merits of each material before you choose what your new entry door will be made out of.
Just in case you’ve been wondering, here are 3 reasons to consider choosing a steel entry door:
1. Steel doesn’t rot – or warp, or even need to be painted again for many years. Steel is one of the toughest building materials out there, resistant to even the harshest weather conditions. A single rough Canadian winter can do quite a number on your wooden door. Steel, on the other hand, will look just as good as it did last year—and be just as weather proof as it was then.
2. Steel is more energy efficient – steel is essentially the most energy efficient material you can use to make a front door. As long as the door is built properly, a steel door can help keep your home comfortable for an affordable price. While there are other home renovations that will make a much larger impact on your monthly energy bill, choosing a steel entry door is a good first step towards making your home more energy efficient.
3. Steel is cheaper – cost may not be your primary concern when looking for a new entry door, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Steel front doors are generally the cheapest options. Fiberglass costs a little bit more, and wooden front doors cost significantly more than their steel counterparts. Steel also doesn’t require the same amount of maintenance as wood, allowing you to save money and time year after year.
Your entry door should make a statement. It should welcome people into your home and keep the harsher side of nature out. It should look good from every angle and fit with your decor. It also shouldn’t cost you a fortune.
Take some time to explore the different styles of steel entry doors available in your area. Many steel entry doors come with fairly large glass inserts and these can even be customized. Everybody loves the wooden aesthetic, but you don’t have to choose wood to get a beautiful entry door. As technology advances new styles of steel entry door are constantly becoming available.
If you still have questions, call the company you’re considering purchasing your front door from. Any reputable door installation company will be willing to answer any and all of your questions. Most will even come over and give you a free estimate so you know what your front door will cost before you agree to anything.
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