How to Choose a Material for Entry Doors

If your front door has seen better days, it’s time to call Bellari for a replacement. While there are many important considerations to take into account when selecting a new entry door, choosing the material is one of the best places to start.

Common Entry Door Materials

Most residential entry doors are made from wood, fiberglass, or steel. However, as long as you buy from a reputable manufacturer, you can trust your new door to do everything you need it to regardless of the material. At Bellari, our doors are sourced from ProVia, a leader in dependable, energy-efficient entry doors.

Don’t know where to start? Think about what’s most important to you and how you need the door to function to help decide which material might be best.

  • I want a door that’s very secure. If you’re looking for a door that can withstand harsh weather and wear and tear from kids, as well as protect against potential break-ins, a steel entry door is the way to go. Durably constructed and corrosion-resistant, you won’t have to worry about shrinking or warping over time. Steel doors also tend to be easy to maintain and come in a variety of paint colors. For extra security, choose a steel door with a lower gauge. While it might seem counterintuitive, the lower the gauge, the thicker and more durable the metal.
  • I want a door that will look great for years. Get your money’s worth by opting for a fiberglass door. These doors are built to look great and work great long after install day. The sturdy fiberglass is less likely to ding or dent than other types of doors and is even available in an extensive array of designs, including natural-looking wood-grain textures.
  • I want a door that’s beautiful. If you’re all about aesthetics, a classic wood door might be the route for you. You can select from sturdy solid wood doors or hollow core wood options. But no matter which one you choose, you’ll be able to achieve that rustic, welcome-home vibe you were hoping for. But keep in mind that while wood doors can offer security and durability, they tend to wear down faster and typically require more maintenance.
  • I’m concerned about energy efficiency. Fiberglass and steel doors offer the most energy-efficient designs, make a great choice for anyone seeking to keep out excessively cold or hot temperatures, and minimize heating and cooling costs year-round.

Find Your New Door Today

With a large variety of premium entry doors, Bellari can help homeowners throughout Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey find the one that’s best for their house. Contact us today to get your door replacement process started and learn more about our available warranty and financing options.

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