Monday, February 27th, 2012 by Pinnacle Exteriors
What in the world should you do if your old door is starting to deteriorate? Is there a best time for door replacement or is a simple repair job in order? You are well-advised to learn all you can about the many different types of doors and any related door problems before making a final decision on what to buy. There are some specific things to look for before tackling the sometimes difficult job of finding just the right door for your home.
One of the best things about putting in a new door is that it will certainly make your home more valuable and attractive. Many doors are affordable and well worth any money that you spend on them. Not only will a new door make your home more appealing, it likely will increase your home’s energy effectiveness. When selecting just the right door for your home, make sure that you get the measurements just right. Then, you’re ready to start looking at the many kinds of doors that are available.
If you’re looking for exterior door replacement, you have a few fine choices. Wood doors are plentiful and come in a vast array of colors and styles. Some are solid wood while others have beautiful glass encasements. They are a natural choice for many homeowners because they fit right in with the “great outdoors”. They do tend to deteriorate somewhat if they are exposed to outside weather elements. Some homeowners select metal exterior doors. These doors are very durable and are affordable for most people. Just like wood doors, they can be painted. One difference is: They cannot be stained. Another popular exterior door material is fiberglass. It is fast becoming the door of choice for modern homeowners. Fiberglass doors are extremely attractive and are more durable than metal. They do well in all types of weather conditions and can be either painted or stained.
If you are looking for interior doors, then you have some options to consider also. Some of these doors have a smooth-wood finish and are very affordable. They are usually hollow and light-weight making them easy to install. They can be either painted or stained. Interior doors also come in paneled hardwood, but this type can only be painted. A third type of interior door is a paneled wood door which is an attractive addition to any home. You can paint or stain it any color you choose. Glass doors can also be purchased for the interior of your home and come in a variety of distinguished styles.
Only you can decide which kind of door replacement you’re interested in. As you can see, you have an endless supply of choices and all it will take is a little searching on your part. Ask the right questions before making any final decisions and you’re sure to end up with a door (or doors) that you’ll be proud of!
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