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5 Main Types of Doors for your Home

Doors are often an overlooked part of exterior and interior design. When people compliment your home, they often mention how well-cut the bushes are, or how well-coordinated the color scheme of your living room is. Rarely do people mention the door. Which is a shame because doors are arguably one of the most important elements of a home. It’s a measure of security, a separating device between rooms, and an important blockade against the elements in the winter. So what door would best fit your needs? We’ll be going over these 5 main doors to find out.

Timber/Wood Doors

A standard door to be found in residences, timber doors are common due to their easy-to-source material and easy manufacturing by carpenters. Large varieties of wood options mean that there is something available for anyone at any price point. Although they are good to be used anywhere, it is typically utilized for external doors.

Flush Doors

A flush door is a completely flat door, usually having plywood or a Medium Density Fiberboard fixed over a timber frame. It is a common choice for those who live in a modern style home, thanks to its no-frills, minimalist design. Because of its vulnerability to water, it is typically used for indoor purposes.

Fiberglass Doors

Renowned for its ability to deliver strong structural integrity at a lightweight, fiberglass is an increasingly popular option for external doors, thanks to its durability, lack of warping due to temperature/moisture, and good insulation properties given some foam filling. They are also cheaper to upkeep than traditional wood doors, thanks to its resistance to warping and rust. All of this though, as you would expect, comes at a hefty price.

Aluminum Doors

Aluminum is commonly used to build storm-proof doors, given their ability to be durable while still being light. This ensures that they don’t put too much strain on the foundations of the house. While it’s striking metal design can be a little too industrial to some, it’s still a great, long-lasting option that will prove to be economical in the long run. Learn more about the aluminum doors we offer here.

Steel Doors

Steel is one of the most durable materials that you can manufacture doors from, and is commonly used as a more lower-maintenance substitute for wood. A good option for when security is a concern, the main downside of steel is that it is heavy, particularly if you choose an option that is not hollow, and thus can be straining on your home if not reinforced properly. In addition to this, it is subject to rust, and will have to have its stainless coating maintained to prevent this from happening.

Overall, a strong door is important for the security of your home. It is also vital during a first impression, as it is the entryway that people use when approaching your residence. To learn more about potential doors for your home, learn more about them here. Or, if you are curious about any other exterior remodeling work, call us or fill out an inquiry form. We’d love to work with you!

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamora catch him on Drift.

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