Steel Entry Doors
Steel entry doors can add amazing security and value to your home.
More and more consumers are buying or replacing their existing doors with the strength and durability of steel entry doors. They probably heard these doors provide added reliability and security for their homes. You will not have to worry about your new door cracking, warping or falling apart. When searching for an entry door you should make sure that it is secure, easy to maintain, energy efficient and very reliable.
Most steel doors are made of galvanized steel and are fill with an insulating foam. They can withstand wear and tear just as well as a wood or fiberglass door. One thing most people forget about security for your entry door (whether itís made of steel or some other material) is a high-quality lock. You should also be careful if you choose a door with glass inserts. Be sure that the glass is not too close to the door knob. This may, in fact compromise security.
Cost of Steel Entry Doors
Steel doors are generally cheaper than fiberglass or wood doors but it depends on whether you choose a pre fabricated model or something that is more customized. Like everything else, the more features and customization the more you will have to spend. Also remember vinly coated doors are a little harder to maintain than so follow the manufacturers instructions to the tee.
Steel Front Doors are Energy efficient
Steel doors are more efficient than wood doors. There are many energy star compliant doors on the market today. When choosing a steel door with glass, make sure that the glass is insulating glass, too improve energy efficiency.
For those who love to do-it-yourself
Because of their heavier weight it may be a little tough installing these doors, so you may just need to have a few friends over for some help with that. Or take the easy road and let some professionals do it while you watch the game.
Not only are these doors secure but very stylish too. There are hundreds of styles and patterns for you to choose from that will compliment the look of your home. Remember when replacing an old door, make sure that the new one is the same size. That will save you lots of trouble.
It is important to do research online first, so that you can see the many options you can choose from. There are many manufacturers online that have a wealth of information for you to make the right decision. You can learn about finding local retailers, learn about materials or order catalogs. Iíve even seen some sites with videos that show you how to properly install your new door.
Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, take your time choosing your new door. A residential steel entry door is definitely an excellent choice not only for security, but long lasting curb appeal.