Front doors in Brewton, Monroeville and Mount Vernon, AL

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

Choices and considerations when it comes to front doors

You have quite few choices when it comes to front doors and Jemison can help you with those choices. They supply and install a range of front doors in Dothan, Evergreen AL, Gulf Shores, Gulfport MS, Monroeville and Mt. Vernon. These include lead bevel doors, French collection doors, arch top doors, iron doors and more.

There are some important considerations when it comes to choosing front doors. Front doors have to withstand the elements such as rain, wind, hail and sun. Front doors are also important when it comes to security. They have keep out would be intruders and burglars. At the same time, they also have to function in a manner that allows easy access to residents. In addition, a front door has to last long and look good. It has to add to the aesthetics and curb appeal of a property. So it is quite a tall order and there are many choices and options.

Older doors are usually made of wood or some veneer. These are materials that tend to warp and crack over time. Modern wooden doors do a better job of resisting the element than their older predecessors. Metal and fiberglass doors can mimic wood but will last longer and provide greater security. Many new front doors are pre-hung and include weather-stripping. This is a good option if your old frame is damaged or if you are happy to replace your existing frame.

Steel or iron doors are popular choices when it comes to exterior doors. They offer weather resilience, improved security, strength, durability and insulation. They also require less maintenance than wooden doors. However, dents and scratches are more difficult to repair when you have steel doors. If you are looking for a sophisticated and distinct appearance, then wrought iron doors are a good choice.

Weather wood, metal or fiberglass, each has its pros and cons when it comes to front doors and exterior doors.
 

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