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How to Choose a Front Door

When it comes to choosing the right front door for you, there are plenty of things to consider. Between architectural style, durability, and weather, it’s important to make sure that your front door meets all your needs.

When it comes to choosing the right front door for you, there are plenty of things to consider. Between architectural style, durability, and weather, it’s important to make sure that your front door meets all your needs. Some materials, such as wood, make great front doors due to their timeless style, high durability, and architectural value. There are so many materials and styles to choose from that it can be overwhelming, but as long as you keep some key concerns in mind, finding your new front door should be a breeze. First, you should decide on a style of the front door–this will have to do with your style and the architecture of your home. From there, you can select the material, size, and hardware for a perfect fit. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful wooden statement door or are overwhelmed by the possibilities, here are some tips for choosing a front door.

Choose the Material

There are benefits and drawbacks to all front door materials. Consider a few key characteristics, like durability, strength, and style when choosing the right material for your front door. For example, steel doors make excellent security doors due to their high strength and durability. This makes them an excellent choice for commercial facilities. Some fiberglass doors make a great choice for restricted budgets since they have low material costs and can be made with a veneer to resemble wood. However, these doors aren’t as strong, and unfortunately, they don’t provide the signature look of a wooden front door.

On the other hand, wood makes a great front door material due to its beauty and strength. They are a popular choice for front doors due to their classic look and are offered in many styles and designs to help perfectly complement your home’s architecture. You can even choose between different types of wood, such as mahogany or oak, to best fit your style. The right wood, carvings, color, finish, and more can help make your new wooden front door a beautiful statement piece. Plus, with the right finish and proper maintenance, your wooden front door will stay beautiful for years and years to come.

Measure Up

When it comes to choosing or designing your new front door, you’ll want to measure your door frame to ensure a perfect fit. This will also help you size up any damage or warping to your door frame that may require repairs or unique door measurements. You’ll also want to measure for your new door’s hardware, in order to make sure all the new material fits correctly. This will help you prevent drafts, an unsecured entryway, and the disappointment of an ill-fitting door.

Questions? Mahogany Inc. Is Here to Help

Whether you are ready to purchase your new front door or still have some more questions, Mahogany Inc. has your back. Call us at 410-727-0334 with any questions and speak to one of our licensed professionals. To see examples of our work or to gain inspiration for your next project, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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