What Kind of Front Door Material is Right For You?

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The right material for your front door should match your personality.

Everyone knows how important first impressions are. For your house, your front door is very much the first impression most people are going to have of your home before they even step foot. It’s important that you pair your home with the appropriate front door that best suits you and gives off the impression you want. So, how exactly do you decide what kind of door you should be looking for?


Wood doors are a classic, which explains their immense popularity. Their easily customizable appearance and variety provides your front door home with a classic warm look, ready to invite in whoever may knock on it. In addition to their look, they also offer a practical benefits to the homeowner. Wood doors are extremely energy efficient and safe. However, the toll of time does have an effect on them. As the seasons come and go, the elements will have an impact on wooden doors as the wood will naturally warp resulting in breaks in the door’s air-sealing. As a result, wood doors will require replacing more often than other doors, like fiberglass.

Fiberglass doors

If you are looking for the look of wood, but want a front door with a longer lifespan and protection, than fiberglass is the door for you. Fiberglass doors provide the same warmth and energy efficiency you would find with wooden doors, but without the worry of needing to be replaced. These front doors are rot resistant, strong, and will welcome people into your home for years to come. Although they may come at a higher price, the door will pay for itself over time with how much you save.

Screen and Storm Doors

For an added sense of protection in your home, you may want to consider adding a screen or storm door as well. Screen doors will help ensure that no bugs will be stepping foot into your house, while also helping to air out your home and let fresh air in. Storm doors also offer similar protection, but instead offer a wider variety of colors and styles that suit the first impression you want your front door to give off.

Offering Quality Materials From Johnson Lumber

With two locations across Maryland, the J.F Johnson Lumber Company is here to assist with all of your home remodeling needs. We install everything from cabinets, sinks, and countertops to outdoor decks and doors, using only the best hardware and materials to do so. If you’re looking to remodel your home, you have come to the right place. We have been dedicated to providing our best service and products across Maryland for almost 100 years now and we are ready to help you build your dream home.

For more information regarding our products and services, please contact us or pay us a visit! Our Millersville and Edgewater locations are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-4:30pm and Saturday from 8am-1pm. To contact our Millersville store, call 410-987-5200. Our Edgewater location can be contacted at 410-956-0400.

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