Steel exterior doors offer many advantages that homeowners love.
They are strong, durable and long-lasting and – a very popular feature – these doors are more affordable than most other options. You can choose from a host of options and you can use these doors at virtually any entryway.
Benefits of Steel Doors
These doors are stronger than almost any other option, and provide an exceptional level of security. They are also highly fire-resistant. For peace of mind, nothing can top this material.
This strength also equates to durability. Doors made from this material will endure for decades, requiring little or no maintenance. They will never warp or crack and provide a superior level of insulation.
And, this material is almost always the least expensive option.
Steel Exterior Door Options
You can design a steel entry door with almost any of the elements you find in wood doors, including decorative hardware and sidelights.
You can also choose a smooth finish or a textured finish designed to emulate wood. You can choose a paint-grade finish or a stain-grade finish. You can also select different gauges (thicknesses) of the metal. The lower the gauge, the thicker the material. A 22-gauge door, for example, will defy weather and hold a finish better than a 24-gauge model.
Best Uses of Steel Doors
Steel is required for use between the garage and the home, because this material a high fire resistance rating and can help keep a garage fire from getting into the house. They are appropriate for use at the front entry, for the back yard or patio and for side access.
When durability, low maintenance and cost effectiveness are important, consider using steel exterior doors.