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Door to Door

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ July 23, 2008

You might be surprised at what your front door says about you. Its one of the first things visitors to your home will notice, and such an important impression creator should deserve some of your attention. Front doors are also thought, in most situations, to set the stage for the rest of the home. So read up and choose carefully.

There are all kinds of front doors. They're as individual it seems now as the people that own them. This can make things a bit complicated when you're replacing yours, because this means there is a lot of contemplation involved when its time to decide on a door.

While the style of your house can certainly direct what type of door might look nice, you've still got a lot in terms of flexibility and design choices as a result of just the sheer numbers of doors available out there for your perusal.

Photo Credit:C Builders

There are generally three basic types of traditional front entry doors, classified by their composition as either:

  • steel
  • fiberglass
  • wood
I suggest narrowing down which of these you need first and then looking at the specific styles contained with in each type. That should help you get a handle on things before you have to start seriously thinking about the design aspect of your front door.

Another key front door consideration you might want to spend some time on is deciding weather or not you prefer windows in your door. There are many different schools of thought surrounding the proper window styles for front door, and while this is ultimately your decision to make, you might want to think about things like security and durability in addition to the strictly style aspect of the door.

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