While wood is still a popular choice for doors of all types, many homeowners are opting for steel doors when it comes to their entryway doors. Because steel is stronger than other materials like glass, wood, and fiberglass, it offers security and is an appealing option as a front door.
In addition to being strong, steel doors are long lasting and require little maintenance, other than a coat of paint every once in awhile to refresh their look. Steel doors can be molded to look just like wood doors and can even incorporate glass features or windows. They can be painted nearly any color, although the darker the color, the more subject it is to fading.
Many homeowners also choose steel doors for their fire resistant quality. While fiberglass and wood doors can both come with fire ratings, steel is often the best choice for fire safety. Steel is also known for its sound insulating quality, which makes it a good choice if you live in a busy area. A steel door will help reduce outside noise and will help keep your home quiet.
A Green Option
For those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and go green, steel is a good choice. Because it uses man-made materials instead of those harvested from nature (like wood), it appeals to those who are environmentally conscious. Steel is also easily recyclable and these days, homeowners can opt for a steel door that has already been recycled.
If a steel door sounds like the perfect door for your entryway, forgo Home Depot’s steel doors and give P.J. Fitzpatrick a call. We’ll discuss the material further and find out if it’s right for your home.