Your entry door can say a lot about you, and deciding on the right one to match your home and personality can be fun. All you need is a little bit of help with your choices.
You have three main options in entry doors. By asking yourself the following questions, you can narrow down your choices and make your decision process easier.
1.Paint or Stain?
Start by deciding whether a stained or painted façade matches the look you want. What will match or complement your windows? Your house trim? Is your door exposed to extreme temperatures or other weather conditions? If so, how often are you willing to re-paint/re-stain/re-seal? Most exterior doors offered by South Coast Home Solutions can be painted or stained. We also offer a wide selection of wood applications.
2. What Style?
The right design can make all the difference and that is why this can become the most tedious step on your path to a new look. No matter the style – traditional, contemporary, rustic, craftsmen, and so on – the different variations are vast and seemingly daunting. Browsing our gallery should be helpful, and contacting one of our entry door experts for advice is a good idea, too!
3. What Material?
Performance is just as significant a factor in choosing the material for your entry door as its aesthetics. By choosing the material that bests fits the theme of your home, you have successfully narrowed down your options and can finally decide on your perfect entry door.
Here are the three main materials used for entry doors…
Steel doors have energy efficient foam core insulation and are fully weatherstripped by the manufacturer. They are highly resistant to shrinking, swelling and warping. Their tough steel construction will withstand years of extreme weather conditions with minimal maintenance. The doors can be purchased with pre-drilled doorknob and lockset holes, making installation even easier. Steel doors come pre-primed and ready to paint.
Fiberglass doors offer the same energy saving and easy installation qualities as steel doors. Fiberglass doors have wood grain texture molded into the door so they give the appearance of a real wood door when painted or stained. Their high quality composite construction make these doors resistant to all sorts of weather as well as scratches and dents. These are an excellent choice for extreme climates and high traffic entrances.
Wood doors offer the most traditional look. The familiar look and feel of a well-crafted wood door sends an inviting message of home and hearth. The substantial weight of a wood door adds a sense of security and sturdiness to your home. These doors may be painted or stained for a natural, warm appearance. Wood doors are usually made using frame and panel construction to counteract the effects of climatic or seasonal changes.