Looks Good on the Outside… Feels good on the Inside
Nothing is more enjoyable than a luxurious door leading to the outdoors. And, in recent years, the entry and patio door has evolved from a functional access way outside into a focal point of the home. As a result, the need for a larger selection of styles, colors, accessories, and energy efficiency glass options has become extremely important.
MHI- Door Installation Contractor Can Install Your Choice Door, Including But Not Limited To :
Hinged Patio Door
Sliding Patio Door
Choosing Your Material
When installing a new entry door, your choices generally consist of steel, wood or fiberglass. Within each of those three categories there are some variances that will affect how the door performs and how long it will stay looking great. You have to look very closely at the durability of the material and the quality of the weatherstripping system to make sure the door will hold up and keep air and water out
Front doors are a major aesthetic portion of any house can also be a major part of the ventilation system. Take the time to research the products, their costs, and their variances in energy efficiency, to determine which suits your specific needs.
Wood. A popular choice for aesthetic reasons, wood doors come in a wide variety of species and can take just about any stain or paint color. Some stock wood doors are actually veneer skins over an engineered wood core, which helps them resist shrinking, swelling and warping that is common with solid wood doors.
As a rule, wood doors with intricate moldings, thicker and wider stiles and rails and thicker panels are usually the best quality. High-end wood doors have panels up to 1-3/8″ thick, compared with just 3/4″ thick panels on economy models.
Fiberglass and composite. Tough and virtually maintenance-free, these doors can mimic the look and feel of a solid wood door. Typically made of molded skins of fiberglass on a framework of wooden stiles and rails, these doors contain polyurethane-foam insulation.
Steel. Made of an inner frame of wood or steel with a 24-gauge steel skin (or thicker on premium doors), the cavities of most steel doors are filled with a high-density foam insulation. Finishes are usually a baked-on polyester finish, which may need periodic resealing. Premium doors have a vinyl coating for improved weather resistance or sometimes even a wood veneer that can take a stain.