Choosing Your Exterior Door (Different Types and Styles)

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You may not realize it at first, but your entry way door says a lot about who you are as a homeowner. You want to make people feel welcome.  Whether you’re at your first job interview, on a first date, or meeting with a client aiming to make a sale, it’s all about making that first impression. As a homeowner, your entry way door is your first step in making that connection.

Our entry doors range from a wide variety of wood, fiberglass, and steel designs which are able to fit every homeowner’s needs. Below is a list of four brands of fiberglass and steel professional-class entry doors provided by ProVia doors that meet the highest standards for beauty, durability, security and energy efficiency, available in custom sizes and finishes.

Embarq: Our first entry door is the most energy efficient door made in the U.S. This particular fiberglass door was thickened by 43% to allow homes to have more insulation. Also, a dual perimeter seal was created to fight against drafts and energy leaks. In order to ensure the maximum energy efficiency savings, Embarq doors offer at least four times more insulating value than a typical wood door because they are constructed from the inside out and by doing so have the lowest recorded heat conduction measurement for entry doors in the U.S. Along with its energy efficient features, these doors also come in 14 stain and 16 color finishes, allowing homeowners endless possibilities.

Signet: A lot of homeowners look at these entry doors and think it’s wood, when in reality it’s fiberglass. They are designed with embossed wood grain which in turn makes them an accurate representation of real wood. They are available in Cherry, Mahogany, Oak, Fir, and Knotty Alder Series, with 7 stain finishes per series. Like the Embarq doors, Signet doors are also very high in energy efficiency because of how robust they are from top to bottom. One hidden gem Signet doors possess is called Simulated Divided Lites (SDL), which is when separate pieces of glass were mulled together with wooden grids. Signet’s high tech fiberglass combined with the energy efficiency of its glass packages make for the perfect entry door for any home. They are also available in 14 stain and 16 color finishes and come as single or double doors depending on homeowner’s preference.

Heritage: For those homeowners looking to keep the traditional style of wood for their doors, look no further than the Heritage fiberglass doors.  Accompanied with enhanced wood grain texture, these doors provide strength of fiberglass and the classic look of woodgrain to provide homeowners with a look that resonates with what they know and love. Improved definition embossing and a hardwood edge to prevent warping are also a few qualities that helps this door stand out above a standard door you may find elsewhere. Heritage doors provide for either an oak or hemlock style finish and have 7 stain and 16 paint finishes for single and double style doors.

Legacy: Finally, If you’re a homeowner where durability is your number one priority, then you’re in luck because Legacy doors are the way to go. Legacy doors come in two different styles: Legacy Woodgrain Textured Steel or Smooth Steel. Legacy doors are customizable in widths and increased height up to eight feet. Their most fascinating feature, however, is their skin options; these options include smooth, smooth with high definition embossing, woodgrain textured, or smooth with shaker embossing. Along with all these skin options, Legacy doors provide traditional panel wood door look and deep shadow lines accentuating the character of the door’s design. As far as customization goes, they have 7 stain and 16 paint finishes and come in either single or double doors as well.

There’s a lot to keep in mind for when it’s time to look for your next entry door and at times it can be a bit overwhelming. Our team at Volpe is here to help you get your foot in the door and choose the right door(s) for you. Call us now for your next free estimate!

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