Steel entry doors are an easy-maintenance, energy efficient choice for your home. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from.
Steel entry doors are a great choice if you’re looking to save on your energy bills. These doors are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. They feature a foam core insulation that will keep the cold of the winter and heat of the summer outside. Most also come fully weather stripped from the manufacturer.
Purchasing steel entry doors can also save you time both during installation and during the many years of ownership. Some doors do not require any painting, while others come pre-primed and ready to paint. The doors are also available with predrilled doorknob and lock set holes.
In fact, some doors will come as an entire ‘entry system’, with door, frame, hinges, locks, and weather stripping built into one complete package designed to work together for maximum efficiency from the start. If you are opting to purchase an entry system, make sure the same manufacturer makes all components. Once installed, steel entry doors require very little maintenance beyond occasional cleaning. If your steel door is ever dented, a repair can easily be made with an auto-body repair kit.
You may wind up choosing a door that is a combination of steel and other materials. Some steel doors are made with wood frames, while some wood doors have steel interiors.
Ensure that your steel entry doors contain sufficient insulation between the inside and outside layers. Steel is a conductor of cold and heat, and failure to insulate will bring the outside elements indoors.
Most steel entry doors should maintain their looks and energy efficiency for many years.