Your home’s front door is an important part of the overall design and architecture. It’s among the first things one lays their eyes on when passing by your house, and the condition and quality of your steel front door can influence a person’s first impression of your home.
Planning on getting a new entry door installed at your place? Here are a few questions to ask before buying a steel front door.
What Front Door Style Best Suits My Home?
The first thing you need to determine before buying a steel entry door for your house is what style would go best with your home design. Think of the different components of your architectural design. Does your house exhibit a contemporary style, or are the architecture and design a little more traditional?
The type of steel front door you choose should complement your home style. For instance, a vintage-style entry door would look out of place in a house that has been built according to a modern design.
Should My Front Door Swing In or Out?
Entry doors typically swing inward. However, this doesn’t mean that you absolutely have to choose a front door that swings inside. While outward-swinging front doors are less popular than their counterparts, they have their own set of advantages. They’re a popular home design feature in areas with windy climates because they cannot be blown in.
If windy climate isn’t a huge concern for you, inward-swinging doors are more aesthetically appealing and easy to operate. Weigh in the pros and cons before buying either type of steel front door for your house!
Should I Get Pre-Hung Doors or Slab Doors?
Steel front doors are available in two forms: pre-hung doors and slab doors. Slab doors come without the door frame, doorknobs, or spots for hinges. They’re the most basic form of front doors, and thus also the least expensive choice. On the other hand, pre-hung doors are already fixed in a door frame. They can be easily inserted into an existing doorway opening and are the more convenient option.
You can decide between slab and pre-hung front doors based on your budget and your specific requirements.
Our talented design team at Pinky’s Iron Doors creates beautiful pre-hung steel doors (jamb included) that are crafted using the finest materials. Our range of steel doors is available throughout Bixby as well as other areas within the state. Get in touch with us today to choose the perfect steel front door or steel sliding door for your house!
Disclaimer: Exposure to various elements and continued usage can affect the product in different ways. We strive to ensure that all the information provided is deemed reliable, but results cannot be guaranteed as iron products are subject to rusting, discoloration, and corrosion when exposed to environmental elements.