How to Choose the Right Doors For Your Home

What kind of doors are best for your home? There are many options both outside and in.

Whether you’re building a new home or just remodeling your current one, picking a door is mostly about choosing one that matches  your personal style. Every door is such a visible design element in your home that you really want to pick something that ties your home together. It’s important to understand what the differences between doors are to choose the right one, so let’s take a look at how to pick the right doors.

Exterior Door Options

Not only are the exteriors often the first impression visitors will have of your home, but they also must stand up to the elements and last a long time. Wood is the typical material used in exterior doors but sometimes people use fiberglass or even steel. Your main entryway should look excellent, whereas other exterior doors may be more focused on functionality and don’t need to look as fancy. Either way, you will want to choose an exterior door with great insulation.

Indoor Door Options

There are many kinds of interior doorway options as they come in a number of shapes and styles, from standard builder grade to custom-made wood. A typical inside door made of wood or medium density fiberboard to cut down on costs. Medium density fiberboard doors are typically painted, and as an engineered product, they’re much less likely to warp than your typical solid wood door. Plus, they can be intricately designed. Hollow doors transmit more noise than solid ones but are also inexpensive. Solid doors are usually the highest quality but will cost you more.

Patio Door Options

These are a bit unique when compared to the others—they’re larger exterior doorways but they also usually contain glass so you can see outside. In that sense, they’re much like windows in that you should find one that has good energy performance. There are also many kinds of patio options: some use a sliding mechanism to be opened while others, such as french doors, are hinged. Remember that sliders take up less space, but are typically considered much less elegant than hinged doors.

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