Front Door Material Options


It is the most common, beautiful and versatile material you can select for the front door but it is not maintenance free. When you choose this material, you must think about keeping the wood protected from moisture damage and also regular repainting works and such repairs every once in a while. Solid woods make heavier beautiful woods and they can be expensive compared to those made with laminates and plywood. Compared to other door materials, wood is generally a more expensive option and requires more maintenance, but its timeless beauty really cannot be compared. Wood doors are very appealing and create a traditional warm feel to any home.


This material mimics real wood and it can be designed in a variety of ways to get you beautiful fiberglass doors. The best thing about this material is that it has very few requirements as far as maintenance goes compared to wood. This material does not contract or expand due to weather changes like wood does and it makes it hard for intruders to penetrate. It makes an amazing choice for this in humid harsh climates. You can have it stained to match walnut, cherry and oak wood varieties depending on what finish you find most appealing for your entry door.


If you are thinking about durability and security, then this is the perfect material to consider for your front door. It forms a stronger intruder barrier than wood and fiberglass and it does not warp or crack. Repairing dents or any dings is also very easy and you can have the door designed beautifully to add a stunning touch to your home. Steel doors that come coated with baked on polyester finish might need repainting periodically, but the material is generally low maintenance. There are so many styles and designs you can choose from depending on the feel or style you want to give to your home.


It is lightweight but durable enough to serve your home for years to come. Doors that come with enamel finish that is baked on rarely need repainting and you won’t have to worry about rust. The material is easy to work with and hence you can choose from dozens of styles depending on what you find most suitable for your home. Today it is actually very possible to find aluminum doors that have wood grain finishes that eliminate the cold metallic feel of your door.