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Pros & Cons of Steel Entry Doors

31 December 2020

Your home’s front door is a key factor in your curb appeal and an essential access portal to your home.  This makes it imperative that the door you select be eye-catching, dependable, and secure.  Prior to committing to door installation, one of the most important decisions you need to make is which material your door will be made from.  One of the more popular materials within the marketplace is steel and we’re here to weigh in on its pros and cons.

Steel Entry Door Advantages: From a safety standpoint, steel entry doors tend to be among the most reliable within the marketplace.  High quality steel doors that are insulated with foam are energy efficient and hold up well against air and water infiltration when properly installed.  Because of their composition, they hold up against fire, cracking, and warping.  In terms of cost, steel doors are a more budget-friendly option than wood or vinyl doors.  Homeowners that have steel front doors installed appreciate that they are low maintenance.  Steel entry doors are an investment that offers the ultimate peace of mind because it consistently ranks as one of the best improvements for home resale value.

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Steel Entry Door Disadvantages: One of the biggest drawbacks of steel doors is that they can dent, chip, and crack.  When this happens, rusting can ensue.  These imperfections cannot be popped or sanded out.  When this occurs, the best course of action is the installation of a new entry door.  Homeowners opting for a steel door should be extremely committed to the color they choose because steel doors cannot be painted and offered in fewer colors than other materials.  Steel entry doors provide an industrial look and may not be the best fit for all architectural styles, as it cannot imitate the aesthetics of wood.  Steel doors are heavy and the installation of them is best left to an experienced contractor that can ensure air and water infiltration do not take place.

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