The exterior doors at your home keep a lot of things out; cold air in the winter, hot air in the summer, pests, rain, and intruders. With older doors, some of these unwanted guests may be able to get into your home.

If your exterior doors haven’t been replaced in the last 10 to 20 years, you may be losing money and peace of mind. Plus, the front door is the first thing that guests interact with when they visit your home.

If you’d like to create a beautiful, inviting house, selecting new exterior doors is very important. But what factors go into choosing exterior doors? And how do you get started? That’s exactly what we cover below.

What You Need to Know About Exterior Doors

Embarq Exterior DoorYour exterior doors are the point of entry to your home. This includes your front door, rear door, and any other side doors that allow access to the inside of your home.

They are more important than many people realize. For example, choosing the right door can help you save money by lowering energy costs.

A high-quality, properly installed exterior door won’t let air in our out. In the summertime, you want to keep the cold air from your AC unit inside and keep the hot air outside.

An old or lower quality door will let much of the cold air out while letting hot air enter. This causes your air conditioner to work harder and use more energy, which costs you more money each month.

Doors also provide security. A solid door from a reputable company, installed by a professional, will be much harder for intruders to infiltrate. If you are ready to boost your home’s efficiency, safety, and beauty, it’s time to get replacement front doors for your home.

Types of Exterior Doors

Heritage-Avacado-DoorThere are many different types of exterior doors made from many different materials. Around the world, wood has been used for doors for thousands of years and is still common today.

But thanks to constant improvements in technology, there are far better options than a simple wooden door. Here are some of the best options for exterior doors.

Steel Doors

Yes, doors made of steel are just as beautiful as any other door. In fact, by just looking at a modern steel door, you’d never know it was made of steel.

Steel doors can come in almost any style, with as much detail as an ornate wooden door. From door panels to arches, windows, and grids, steel doors can do it all. They can be painted or finished in many ways, including wood-grain finishes.

They are also the most durable type of door you can get. With a properly installed steel door, unwanted guests would have a tough time breaking this door down.

Steel doors are highly weather-resistant, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and cost-effective.

Fiberglass Doors

If you really appreciate the look of wooden front doors, then fiberglass is for you. Fiberglass exterior doors come in various wood-grain finishes, such as oak, mahogany, cherry, and fir.

They can also accommodate different types of decorative glass. Doors with glass can boost your home’s curb appeal.

For those in humid climates, fiberglass doors are much better than wood because they do not warp, crack, or expand. They are durable and last an incredibly long time with very little maintenance required.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are an incredible way to lead to your backyard. They let a lot of sunlight into the home and allow you to enjoy the view without having to go outside. With sliding doors, you can bring the outdoors inside.

Modern sliding doors feature large glass panes made of shatter-proof glass for safety. They are convenient in a dining room or kitchen as a way to save space. Hinged doors require space to swing open, but sliders move along a track.

They also offer parents the ability to watch their children while they play outside. Adding high-quality sliding doors to your home will provide a big value boost as well.

Patio Doors

Rather than sliding along a track, patio doors swing in or out. They are double-doors that open from the center. You can open one or both doors at the same time. And since both doors can be open at one time, you can easily move large furniture in or out of the home.

Like sliding doors, they also have a lot of window glass, allowing light to come inside. But patio doors offer many more style options. The style options make patio doors better options for older homes that won’t match modern sliders.

Choosing the Best Exterior Doors

Endure Sliding DoorsWhen considering your options, remember how important high-quality doors are. They offer protection, conserve energy, and make a statement to those who pass through them.

The best doors will last decades, if not lifetimes. They will increase the value of your home and put a smile on your face each time you pass through them. It’s important that you choose from the best exterior doors you can get.

Here at STL Windows and Doors, we offer ProVia exterior doors. ProVia designs and manufactures the highest-quality, most durable, and most beautiful doors in the country. Plus, they are made right here in America.

Hiring the Best Exterior Door Company

It’s one thing to choose the perfect door for your home. It’s another thing to get it installed properly. If you want your door to truly perform the way it should and function perfectly for decades, it’s important to have it professionally installed by a trusted local door company.

ProVia Doors recognizes STL Windows and Doors as a platinum dealer because we have demonstrated time and time again the highest level of commitment and satisfaction for door installation.

Our installers have all completed intensive certification training to ensure that every door we install is perfect. We offer a 10-year workmanship guarantee on everything we install.  And we are also trusted by the people of Saint Louis, as seen by the incredible amount of five-star reviews.

You Deserve a Better Door

If you are ready to make your home safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable, it’s time to upgrade your exterior doors. But don’t just settle for any old door.

As one of the most important components of your home, your door deserves to be the best. You can get your free quote today, along with one of our amazing deals to help you save on your new doors.

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