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Choosing the Right Front Door

June 25, 2014

The time has come to replace your front door. You’ve decided you want more than just a replacement—you want a new door with a new look. You want a front door that expresses who you are and adds value to your Toronto home. A great front door is a great investment in your home.

One of the most important things to consider when you’re choosing a door is what material it’s made of. Many front doors are actually combinations of materials—wooden or fiberglass doors with glass panels are particularly popular—but every door is made primarily of one.

The three most popular modern options for front doors are wood, steel and fiberglass. Each one has its own advantages, listed below:

Wood front doors

Wood is one of the world’s oldest building materials for a reason. It’s sturdy, lasts for years, and wooden doors are among the most elegant. It’s also a pretty good insulator. On the other hand, wood requires a fair bit of maintenance to keep it beautiful over the years.

Steel front doors

Steel is a fantastic insulator and incredibly tough. Steel can survive pretty much anything, and it won’t warp or rot when exposed to a lot of rain and humidity. It also doesn’t require nearly as much maintenance as wood. Most people prefer the look of wood to steel, which is part of why steel doors are usually considerably cheaper than their wooden counterparts.

Fiberglass front doors

Fiberglass is a great compromise between steel and wood. Fiberglass is extremely durable and won’t warp or rot when exposed to extreme weather patterns. It’s also a fantastic insulator and doesn’t require much maintenance. Even better, fiberglass can actually be made to look like wood, so you can imitate the elegant wooden doors you’ve always admired.

While many front doors include glass panes or a variety of materials, wood, steel and fiberglass are the primary materials used to create most front doors. Which material you choose for your front door should be based on a combination of practical concerns and your style. After all, your front door should say something about you.

Call Alma for all your front door replacement needs!

If you’re in Toronto, Alma Windows and Doors is the best choice for your front door replacement. We have the widest variety of front doors available in the city. Whether you want a wooden front door, a steel front door or a fiberglass front door you can trust Alma Windows and Doors.

At Alma Windows and Doors we’re committed to providing Toronto homeowners with the highest quality windows and doors available at competitive prices. That includes a professional installation so you don’t have to worry about anything other than choosing the right front door for your home.

Are you ready to get a new front door? Give us a call today at 416-661-9915 for a free, no obligation estimate!

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