As a homeowner, you have many choices when it comes to select replacement doors for your home. One of the most important choices you have to make is the material used in the construction of your door. Many cost-conscious homeowners have made the choice to go with steel entry door. Is this the right choice for you? This will depend on how many traffic you get at your front door and what your expectations are for your door’s longevity.
One of the main reasons that many people choose to install steel doors in their home is because they provide a solid balance of affordability and reliability. They are generally relatively low-priced but also are very weather-resistant with a 16-24 inch steel gauge and a core material that makes them excellent providers of insulation. They can also be very attractive, as exterior options are available that will give a primed or painted look, along with the ability to add wood-grained vinyl.
There are some drawbacks to using steel doors. The biggest issue is that while steel doors are rugged and relatively weatherproof, they are not immune to damage. It’s fairly common for steel doors to pick up nicks, dings and dents that can lower their attractiveness. In some cases, scratches can turn to rust that can force you to replace the entire door.
A steel door can be the perfect choice for you as a homeowner if you are living in the right circumstances. If your front door is lightly used, they could be an affordable and dependable fit. But if you have children or your front door is in a high traffic area, steel doors could be an issue.