If your door is showing signs of wear and tear or you would like to take your entrance from non-descript to simply spectacular, maybe it’s time to replace your old door with a newer model. When looking at the different door material possibilities, there are a few things you need to consider for each.

Types Of Doors

Wooden Doors

Wood is the most common material for doors. The category of wood contains everything from stock wood doors to solid wood doors. Stock wood doors are often an outer veneer of wood with the inner part of the door being made of engineered wood. These are the cheapest of the wood doors. Solid wood doors are much more expensive. Plan on a couple thousand dollars to get a pre-hung door in its frame and all the accessories. Solid wood doors have thicker panels and more intricate detailing than stock wood doors do. Some of the more common types of wood used for doors include the following:
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Mahogany
  • Cherry
  • Fir
  • Maple
  • Walnut

Steel Doors

Steel doors are the best for durability and security. Steel does not have the problems with warping and cracking that wood doors have, and any dents can be repaired. Steel doors have an inner frame made of either wood or steel and are filled with foam for insulation. The lower end steel doors are generally cheaper than the stock wood doors, but the higher end models can get pricey.

Storm Doors

Installed over an existing door, a storm door will prevent mold and rot from taking hold of wooden doors and frames. Storm doors are an essential addition to any house that overlooks the water. Not only will they protect antique or wooden doors from the weather, but they also let in extra light, brightening your entryway. A properly installed and insulated storm door will add elegance to your home.

Glass Doors

From below-freezing winters to humid summers, Mother Nature sure makes her presence felt around here. Glass doors protect your home from inclement weather and add curb appeal for a future adventure into the real estate world. Glass doors can be used as front doors, patio doors, sliding glass doors, and even interior glass doors. For homeowners that are choosing between storm doors or glass doors, contact Clinton Class in CT. Clinton Glass serves the entire State of Connecticut and will repair and replace glass doors, storm doors, and window glass for residences and commercial buildings. We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies, and we have the resources to help you prepare your home for storms. Receive your free estimate on your glass door project by calling us at 860-664-3711 today.