Your front door is one of the most important parts of your home, so trying to choose the right one can be a little confusing at times. Many people tend to focus on the look, the security, and the cost of a front door, and at P.J. Fitzpatrick, we can help you find the one that fits all three of these categories.
Your front door is the first thing guests and passers-by will see, so aesthetics can make the right impression. Wood has been the most popular type of front door because of its richness and timeless look, but which material you choose is based on your preference. Some homeowners like the look of wood but not the material. If this is the case, many fiberglass doors can now be made to look just like wood. On the other hand, if you want a more modern look, steel doors can add a contemporary feel.
If you’re looking for something more elegant and unique, you may want to consider incorporating glass panes. Whether the glass is stained, frosted, textured, etched, or regular glass, this feature can give your home a distinct style.
Your front door is the door to your home and your family, so we understand if security is one of your top priorities. Today, front doors are all made to be thicker than interior doors in order to add strength, but the material itself can also play a part. For the ultimate in protection, steel is usually the best choice; its strength outweighs that of wood or fiberglass. However, you can always increase your protection by adding a deadbolt lock and a reinforced metal box strike to any door of any material.
If budget is your main focus, you may want to steer clear of wood doors – especially those with custom glass features. Instead, you may want to try a steel door or a composite wood door in order to stay within your price range. However, you may be able to find a fiberglass door within your budget.
For the best options in front doors, skip the Home Depot front doors and choose the local experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick.