Posted: June 23, 2017
Replacing your front entry door should provide good looks and value. An energy-efficient exterior door may trim 10% off your energy bills.
How do you know which door is right for you? Compare the three main materials available for exterior doors:; steel, fiberglass, and wood.
A steel door is great for saving money. A simple unadorned steel door can sell for as little as $150 to $400.
Steel offers the strongest barrier against intruders, but may wear within 5-7 years due to harsh weather like heavy rains or salt air.
Steel may also dent if exposed to heavy traffic.
Fiberglass is great for minimum upkeep. It can go for years without needing paint or stain touchups, lasting 15-20 years. Fiberglass is light but comes with a tough coating allowing for entry protection.
Fiberglass doors generally range moderately from $150-$600.
Wood is the go-to choice for high-end projects. Usually, the most expensive between $500-$2000, wood also requires the most maintenance; but easy to repair scratches.
Wooden doors should be repainted and refinished every year or two to prevent splitting and warping.
Read the full article at: HouseLogic.com
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