How To Pick Perfect Exterior Doors for your New Home 

Exterior Doors

When constructing your dream home, finding the perfect exterior doors to compliment the rest of your home can be a difficult process. While there are multiple options of colours and styles to choose from, it’s important to first consider what material your door should be.

The three most popular entry door materials are: steel, fiberglass, and wood. Each material has their pros and cons; however, you are sure to find something that satisfies your personal taste! 

Let’s look at some of the different exterior door options: 

 

Steel:

Steel doors are the most beneficial for the security of your home. Their strong, sturdy material makes them very durable. They are also customizable and noise resistant, making them a popular choice for all, whether you live in the city or a rural community. Steel doors are also energy efficient, making them an affordable option in the long run. They also provide a great thermal barrier.

One negative attribute to consider when choosing a steel door is the possibility that they could dent or rust. If the steel door gets dented and the paint chips off, this can allow rust to develop. Nonetheless, steel is an amazing option and should be highly considered when you choose an entry door.

If you are considering a steel door, Pacific Homes highly recommends Masonite’s steel door collection that we offer in our premier package! 

 

Wood:

Wooden doors can be very aesthetically appealing and they are capable of being styled in many intriguing ways that catches the eye. These doors can also be painted any colour you desire! Whether you want a modern entry door, or one that has an antique feel, a wooden door can be made into whatever you would like. 

Furthermore, wooden doors are very durable and are highly insulated. Often, a front door can be subjected to some weathering. A wooden entry door is a choice to consider as they are energy efficient and easily maintainable. 

Something to consider about wooden doors is if you are prepared for the upkeep of your wooden door. Wooden doors often require the most maintenance. Whether it’s staining them or repairing the damage from the moisture in the air, if you have chosen a wooden door, you must be prepared for the time spent maintaining them. 

 

Fiberglass: Doors

Fiberglass doors are the most versatile of any exterior door. They are very low maintenance as they typically look newer and cleaner with little upkeep. Fiberglass doors are also easily customized and can be painted any colour you would like them to be, unlike steel doors where the paint would just chip off. 

One advantage of choosing fiberglass is its inability to rust, warp, or rot, which saves you money in the long run. However, fiberglass exterior doors can have a higher cost upfront. Another thing to consider is that fiberglass doors are difficult to trim. If your exterior door is not a typical standard size, it may not be the choice for you. Nonetheless, these doors should be in consideration given their high insulation rate that causes them to be very energy efficient. 

Alliance Door Products offers many different choices of fiberglass exterior doors and we here at Pacific Homes love their product. Consider checking them out for all of your exterior entry door needs!