If we asked you which part of your home was most important for the first impression, what would you say? Many people might answer with something about how well the lawn is kept up or perhaps the size and color of the house itself. We are here to tell you a huge piece of what people think about your home before they ever get inside is something that may surprise you- your front door!
Whether you’re moving into a new house and want to make a few upgrades or you’ve been in your home for years and it’s time for a change, considering buying a new Texas exterior door is a big deal. This is something you want to get right! In order to help you, we’ll go more in depth with regards to your three most common choices: fiberglass, wood, and iron.
Fiberglass Exterior Doors
Let’s first discuss fiberglass doors. In recent years, they have grown more popular. Texas exterior doors can’t just look pretty, they have to work hard too. Fiberglass doors work well in almost any climate, including the extreme heat and humid conditions we experience here in Texas. This is the main advantage. A second is that fiberglass doors come in a variety of sizes, styles, and finishes.
Along with the advantages, there are some drawbacks that come with choosing fiberglass exterior doors. Compared to standard wood and iron doors, fiberglass is one of the more expensive doors on the market. As well, some people have trouble getting the correct size. It is nearly impossible to trim down a fiberglass door to fit a smaller frame. It also isn’t cost effective for manufacturers to make single doors in an odd size. If your door is not a standard size, you might have trouble being able to order a custom fiberglass door.
Wood Exterior Doors
If you’re looking for Texas exterior doors that stand out from the other front doors in your neighborhood, you need to consider using wood. Wood doors exude an elegance and class that other doors, including fiberglass, quite simply cannot. Wood doors give you a high-end appearance and great insulation. As long as you keep it properly maintained, a wood door will stave off drafts and keep your utility bills down. They are also aesthetically versatile. Wood doors can be carved, painted, sculpted, cut, and stylized to match your specific wishes.
Your wood door is more than a pretty face! Wood doors, especially those made from the right species, are some of the most durable doors out there. A Teak door will withstand everything from rain to hurricane wind to humidity, and more.
Beyond Teak, another fantastic wood option is Mahogany. Bellini Mastercraft has over 30 years of expertise in this area, so you can trust us to utilize only the finest select grade genuine Honduras Mahogany that is procured from responsible controlled forests for your beautiful new front doors.
Iron Exterior Doors
Iron doors are stronger than any other option and very beautiful. You are telling the world your home is your castle! We offer a superior line of iron doors available in Dark Bronze, Light Bronze, Matt Black, or Pewter.
The initial cost of an iron entry door can be high, but the amount of money you end up saving in energy bills could exceed the cost of the upgrade. These doors are well-insulated and therefore significantly reduce the transfer of cold and heat from the outside. The solid, impenetrable nature of the door stops air leaks.
An iron door is a lasting investment that can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Manufactured with precise craftsmanship, iron front doors have been tested and approved for in-swing and out-swing for Hurricane resistance and water infiltration under the strictest county codes.
All doors are not created equal! Your front door does a lot more than just keep your home shut up. It tells visitors what to expect once they step inside; it provides the ultimate first impression. It also keeps you, your family, and your belongings safe. The material and quality of your Texas exterior door is of the highest importance. Hopefully, this quick breakdown helps you make your decision!