Quality doors keep your home and family safe and comfortable and Steel Exterior Doors are a great option. When you choose doors for your home, you want something that looks good in addition to providing protection. These doors do that and can be Energy Efficient.
The three most commonly used materials for exterior doors are Wood, Fiberglass and Steel. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages but all three make very good Energy Efficient Doors. You’ll want to choose a material that is right for your family, your climate and your budget.
Advantages to Steel:
~Choice of Colors or Wood Look You can paint these doors so you have your choice of colors. They also come in simulated wood. You get the wood look and the durability of steel.
~Energy Efficient Check the foam insulation inside the door. That helps make the door energy efficient. Our page on Energy Efficient Doors has some helpful information on choosing the right exterior door to save you energy and money.
~Affordable Starting at under $100 (not including installation) and going up from there, these doors tend to be less expensive than wood or fiberglass.
~Attractive Choose the color and features that you prefer and enhance any entry way of your home.
~Strong Material Because it is such a strong material, steel is still the best choice for security doors.
~Resistant to Warping and Cracking Steel stands up much better against the elements than wood. Unlike fiberglass, however, steel is susceptible to rusting and denting.
~Low Maintenance Steel and fiberglass are not completely maintenance free but certainly require much less attention than wood. No matter what the material, however, you’ll want to keep an eye on the hinges as well.