A good set of exterior doors can be an important focal point in your home. These doors tend to age prematurely as they are constantly exposed to heavy use and weathering. Wooden exterior doors add a warm and natural look to your home, making them popular even though they are very susceptible to the elements.
After some time of exposure to the elements, the wood in your exterior door will eventually crack, bend or warp, while the wood grain may swell or shrink. There is a wide variety of exterior doors to choose from in terms of size, design, and style. You can opt for a more conventional wooden composite doors or you can opt for a more modern high-tech fiberglass and steel alternative.
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When purchasing an exterior door, you can opt for bare-bones or purchase an entire entry system, which consists of a door with curtains in the frame, a sill-locked bottom edge, and a weatherproof guard.
You also have many choices when it comes to building materials. Wood is one of the most popular choices for exterior doors because of its classic look that never goes out of style.
You can choose a wooden door with steel inside or a steel door with wood outside. Other options include steel or fiberglass doors with wooden frames, as well as doors with a foam core. The cost of your exterior door will of course depend on the price, appearance, durability, and security that the door offers.