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Adam Helfman

Adam Helfman

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Every year, Entry Doors top the list when it comes to return on investment for your home improvement dollars. It’s central to your curb appeal and one of the first things visitors and prospective buyers will notice.

When looking for an entry door, you will have 3 main choices – Wood, Steel or Fiberglass. Wood doors are beautiful but do require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. This can include sanding and refinishing multiple times over the life of the door. If your entry bears the brunt of the weather, wood doors may not be a good choice for you. They are also the heaviest material, and the hardware and hinges may need to be replaced more often.

Steel doors conduct heat and cold from the outside in, so are not an energy efficient choice for the home. They are a great choice for unconditioned spaces, such as a garage. The design options are also more limited than wood or fiberglass. 

Fiberglass doors bring the best of all worlds – design, longevity, energy efficiency and low maintenance, all while being budget friendly. Manufacturers such as Therma-Tru are now producing beautiful doors that have the look and feel of solid wood, without the high price tag or continuous maintenance.

Step it up even further, and invest in an entry door system, installed by a factory certified contractor. This means all the parts of the door (frame, door, sidelights or transom, weather stripping and hardware) are assembled at the factory and specifically designed to work together. Doing this will get you a lifetime warranty on your beautiful new door.

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