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Choosing an entrance door for your home is a matter of personal choice but security is also an important factor. There is a lot to consider when choosing an entry door. The front door to a home should make a statement and it should be strong, solid, and secure. This is where choosing between wood and metal becomes a focal point. Each type of material has pros and cons as well as strengths and weaknesses.

An entry door should have character, curb appeal, add value to the property, and most importantly, provide security.

That’s a lot to consider when deciding about the type of door to purchase for your home. Entrance doors should present a welcoming appeal to visitors. The front door should be a bit fancier than a plain service door. It is suggested that the same type of door material should be used to match the front, back, and side doors. It gives a uniform and pleasing appearance to a home.

For each door type, consider the safety and security factors. If you are not a skilled DIY expert, installing a new or replacement door requires the services of a skilled professional. Action Locksmith can help. We will install and repair interior and exterior doors, hinges, frames and hardware. Pay attention to the doorframe and door jamb. To ensure a good replacement fit, review each replacement door frame. Don’t forget to view the various door sidelights and keyed entrance locksets to go with the new door system.

With numerous choices available, it is not a simple decision. Spend some time online and do some comparison shopping. Before making a purchase, research online about materials, style, color, and composition of each type of door. Check the EPA’s Energy Star website to find out the energy efficiency rating for wood and metal doors. Visit your local retail store to view similar doors. Visiting a store will help you to make an informed decision. Speak with a knowledgeable salesperson to gather more facts and details. Both types of doors appear equal with regard to safety and security tests. Explore the pros and cons of choosing between a metal and wood entrance door.

Metal Doors: Pros and Cons

Pros: Metal or steel doors are less expensive, durable, secure, and energy efficient. They have more insulation than a wood door. Metal doors comprise half of all door sales. Steel doors require less maintenance.

Cons: Dents, scratches, and rust are common with metal doors. They are less weather resistant than fiberglass or wood doors. To avoid unsightly rust, metal doors need to be painted.

Wood Doors: Pros and Cons

Pros: Appealing look, durable, secure, with easy maintenance and repair. Weather-resistant and less likely to dent compared to metal doors. Scratches are easier to repair on a wood door compared to a metal door. Wood doors are more attractive than metal doors and increase the resale value of a home.

Cons: Wood doors are more expensive than metal doors. Eventually, a wood door will fade, bow or warp and require maintenance. To avoid this warping issue, choose a wood door with rails and styles made of laminated wood topped with a veneer.

If you are thinking about replacing doors in your home or business Action Locksmith Inc. can help. We are a family owned and operated locksmith business proudly serving Michigan residents for over 25 years. Our technicians wear uniforms, cover their feet, cover the floors and clean up after themselves when finished. We can replace doors and frames or repair damaged doors and frames as well as correct many door closing, latching, bolting and sagging issues.

Contact us at 248-672-0462 anytime or visit us at https://www.actionlocksmithinc.com/locksmith-automotive-services/ to learn more!

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