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Front Entry Doors: How to choose the right one
When customers are considering replacing their front door or they need a front door for a new home they are faced with very difficult choices. Front doors are available in many different materials. There are fiberglass doors that can be stained to look like wood; steel doors that are very cost effective and many species of wood doors. Which one is best can be very confusing.
Most fiberglass door carry a lifetime warranty and are very durable. The downside to fiberglass doors in our opinion is beauty and costs. Most glass patterns in fiberglass doors are plain and unimaginative, at least compared to the all beveled glass panels in our mahogany doors. The other obstacle is cost; a 6-8 arch-top door, for example sells for around four thousand dollars in fiberglass but is only around twenty five hundred dollars in solid mahogany. However there are times when the only sensible choice is fiberglass, when there is little or no overhang for your front door and/or a high sun exposure your best choice is to use a fiberglass door. They are much more durable in these situations
Steel (metal) front doors:
These doors are an excellent choice when you don’t need a stained front door. They are much more cost effective than either wood or fiberglass front doors. Steel doors are very durable (unless you live close to the gulf or ocean) and once painted you can’t tell them from fiberglass or wood doors. The only downside is, they, like fiberglass doors have a limited number of glass options and can’t quite get that “wow” factor our wood front doors have.
Wood front doors:
They require some maintenance. I know most men homeowners have a strong agenda to eliminate as much maintenance as possible. Having been through the building process myself believe me, I understand. I used a brick facade, lifetime roof shingles, vinyl soffit, wood clad windows, fiberglass columns and doors and a great BIG mahogany front entry. That’s right, I signed on for yearly top coats for life. At the end of the day we decided a couple of hours once a year was well worth the look that only a custom door can achieve.
|3080||37 ½” x 98″||38 ½” x 98 ½”|
|4080||50″ x 98″;||51″ x 98 ½”|
|5080||62″ x 98″||63″ x 98 ½”|
|5480||66″ x 98″||67″ x 98 ½”|
|6080||74″ x 98″||75″ x 98 ½”|
Flat Top Doors
|2068||25½” x 82″||26½” x 82½”|
|2668||31½” x 82″||32½” x 82½”|
|2868||33½” x 82″||34½” x 82½”|
|3068||37½” x 82″||38½” x 82½”|
|STYLE||ADD TO HEIGHT|
|50 RADIUS||25½” x 82″|
INSTALLATION AND FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ATTACHED TO EVERY DOOR BEFORE DELIVERY.
MAKE SURE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY.
**Doors have a limited warranty for 12 months providing they are properly finished and installed per instructions provided. With the following exceptions:**
- Warranty does not include labor charges for finishing or installation.
- Warp of a 6’8″ door must exceed ¼ (½ for 80 Height Doors)
- Doors must be finished on all six sides with a marine grade sealer BEFORE they are exposed to the weather.
- Damage caused by installation without adequate over hang. Doors must be positioned under an overhang that protects outward at least ½ it’s height.
- Installing a wood door in prolonged direct sunlight.
- Damage caused by using a dark finish on a sunny exposure.