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Home Entry Doors

When it comes to home entrance doors, there are many styles and options. They all perform the same function, so it is really up to your personal taste. That being said, you can narrow down the material choices for home entry doors doors into four main categories: wood, fiberglass, steel and glass.

Interior Doors

NYC Doors and More offers a robust selection of doors and frames. We offer a wide variety of cores, panel designs, construction options, frames, as well as sizes of interior doors (or indoor doors, as they are sometimes referred to). For more information about these options or to receive a quote, please give us a call.

We specialize in custom installations and repairs of residential doors and frames.

NYC Doors and More repairs, designs and builds our premium doors.  In addition, we understand the flexibility required to work around your schedules and deadlines. As such, every technician at NYC Doors and More strives to accommodate each projects’ specific needs, thus reducing costly interference with a plant or business’s daily operations.

You can’t trust every technician to perform your repair door for you.  For example, the set of skills needed to perform a repair or installation on a commercial door vary quite a bit from those needed for a residential door. A bad job can leave you quickly needing another–this time, with a lighter wallet. On the other hand, we at NYC Doors and More have been fixing and installing residential doors for more than 10 years. When you hire us, you benefit from years of experience, as well as the knowledge needed to ensure your doors are safe to use by visitors. 

There are many styles and materials to choose from when it comes to home entry doors and interior doors.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you need help finding the right door for your home.

Wooden Door

Pros

  1. Can be custom made to fit any size.
  2. Custom finishes can be added for style.
  3. Superior insulation.

Exterior doors made from wood are a relatively common choice among homeowners, and there are a few reasons for this. First, wooden doors can be easily customized to your size, shape, and style preferences. Second, wooden front doors can also be personalized with decorative glass accents, transoms, or side lights. That being said, wooden doors are not the most durable option; as time passes, wood may naturally warp due humidity or the sun’s rays, potentially reducing your door’s insulation. As a result, you may have to replace wooden doors more frequently than those made from fiberglass or steel.

Cons

  1. Door may chip with normal wear and tear over time.
  2. Door needs to be sealed to protect from moisture.
  3. Wooden doors don’t respond well to humidity and temperature changes.
  4. Sometimes wooden doors warp and bow to the point where you have trouble closing them.

Fiberglass Door

Pros

  1. Fiberglass entry doors offer the look of real wood without the disadvantages.
  2. Half off the cost of a real oak or mahogany entry door.
  3. Fiberglass doors will never warp or rot in humid climates or cold conditions.
  4. Fiberglass entry doors need almost no maintenance.
  5. Fiberglass doors are secure as steel doors.

If you love the look of a wooden door but are concerned about its durability, consider purchasing a fiberglass entry door. These doors can be stained in a variety of colors to give you the same gorgeous look of real wood. That being said, the “feel” of the door will not be like wood, and that is perhaps the only disadvantage to a fiberglass door. As noted, they are more durable than traditional wooden doors and generally will not get dented or nicked very easily. Fiberglass entry doors also provide superior insulation, thus protecting you and your family from the elements. When it comes to cost they may be slightly more expensive than typical wooden doors. On the other hand, though, they last a very long time and are an energy-efficient option. This means that splurging on a fiberglass door now might actually save you money in the future.

Glass Door

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  1. Great visiblity.
  2. Allows natural light to come in.

Cons

  1. Can be broken (consider double-paned glass rather than a single pane).
  2. Decreased level of privacy.

If you love natural light, you may choose the option of a solid glass front door for your home’s entry. Aside from this, the fact that you would be able to view the outdoors without actually opening your door might be seen as either a pro or a con. For instance, being able to see outside your door means other can probably see you as well.  Moreover, glass doors are not good insulators, and cold air seeps through the cracks of these doors rather easily. As such, they are a great option for warmer climates and secluded areas.  Alternatively, you could also pair a glass exterior door on the front of your home with one of the other three other options mentioned, thereby combining privacy and insulation with the ability to let in natural light when you want to.

Steel Door

A steel front door is one of the safest selections on the market today. If your utmost concern with a door is protection against intrusions, this is definitely the best option. Metal entry doors (such as steel) have insulated foam with a steel panel on either side. This pairs excellent security with terrific insulation. That being said, steel doors are expensive and generally difficult to repair. Thus, if the door does somehow become damaged, you may need to replace the whole door altogether.

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