SHUT the Front Door

Let’s talk doors. I know it sounds super boring, but stay with me…it’s kind of awesome and here’s why. Your front door is where your home opens its proverbial heart to the outside world. It’s the protective gate keeper and the warm welcome… all wrapped into one big, heavy rectangle. What a job! While doors are mostly functional, they can be unbelievably beautiful when done right.

Let’s break down your options:

1. Wood is the gold standard for most home owners. The look of wood entry doors is unparalleled compared to the other types of exterior doors. Wood entry doors are also very sturdy and offer great security for your home. However, wood entry doors come with a price. A hefty price. They’re easily the most expensive type of entry door. The costs don’t stop at the initial purchase either. Your wood entry door will require routine maintenance in order to keep it looking great. Painting and staining your wood door every couple years or so will only maintain its beauty. Your wood entry door will still be extremely susceptible to warping, rotting and expanding due to the moisture and weather extremes depending on where you live. Still worth it to brick&batten.

2. Fiberglass entry doors are becoming increasingly popular as they’re both highly durable and energy efficient. Unlike wood, fiberglass doors won’t warp, rot, or expand. Fiberglass entry doors come in a plethora of colors including a “wood” color. Your fiberglass door will have foam core insulation to keep heated or cooled air from escaping your home depending on the season. Plus, they’re resistant to any dents or scratches that may arise from the weather or the high volume of traffic that your entry door experiences.

3. If your door replacement project requires maximum security, strength, and energy efficiency, then steel entry doors are a nice choice. A steel entry door has all the same benefits of fiberglass, except steel does an even better job. A thick gauge steel entry door will provide maximum security and protection. Whether it’s extreme weather or an unforeseen intruder that comes knocking at your front door, your steel door will stand its ground for many years to come. With strength comes energy efficiency. Just like fiberglass doors, steel entry doors have a foam core insulation to keep your home comfortable year round. Steel entry doors are also available in many different colors including wood grain finishes.

So, once you have decided on the type of door you want, then it comes time to choose a style. This is where brick&batten CRUSHES. There are many different options and depending on the architectural style of your home and your personal preference, you can express your home’s personality right here. We tend to do a lot of traditional divided lite doors in many different stain options. We also have been doing quite a few Mid Century Modern doors with pops of color! And if that’s not enough, the Dutch door is making quite a come back. Doors…quite possibly the most important decision you will make on the exterior of your home. Choose with confidence. And if you need a little help… contact brick&batten today to visualize before you commit!