When it comes to choosing what type of front door to install on your home, there are several factors to consider. The first that likely pops into your mind is aesthetic appeal, and, indeed, a new front door can work wonders for curb appeal. But you don’t want to spend all that money on a new door only to have its beauty quickly deteriorate under the glare of the hot sun.
If you own a home in a warm climate, you want to make an educated choice about what material to choose for your new exterior doors. This is particularly true if your home’s façade faces south where it will receive hours of direct sunlight every day. So which material is best for a new front door for your home? Let’s review how some common materials hold up under extensive sun exposure.
It’s no secret that wood, for all of its aesthetic benefits, lacks in long-lasting performance. If the front of your home is exposed to direct sunlight, wood may not be the best choice for a new door as this material can warp, fade, crack, and delaminate over time.
Steel doors are prized for their exceptional security. Unfortunately, there is one big drawback to steel doors: They absorb the sun’s heat and become hot to the touch. The last thing you need is to accidentally burn yourself while trying to unlock your door!
The good news is that there is an option for homeowners who must contend with a hot climate: fiberglass doors. Fiberglass is a remarkably durable material that will hold strong even after years of facing the hot sun. Plus, fiberglass doors can be painted to look like real wood, so you can enjoy that warm wood look with peace of mind knowing your fiberglass doors will hold up for longer and require far less maintenance than wood doors.
Dreamstyle Remodeling Can Help
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we offer wood, steel, and fiberglass exteriors doors. We’ll be happy to help you decide which will work best for your home during your consultation. Contact us today to set it up!