The best investments according to the 2012 Remodeling Cost to Value survey is to upgrade your entry door. A nice looking door will not only improve the curb appeal of the home but it has the added benefit of saving energy costs.
A steel entry door uses a 20 gauge continuous piece of steel for strength and durability and a polyurethane foam core to provide a durable door that can be painted or stained to improve the energy efficiency, performance and curb appeal of a home.
Advantages of a Steel Entry Door
- More cost effective than a fiberglass or wood door
- Added curb appeal – A new painted or stained steel front, side or back door can add style and architectural interest to the home.
- Door and glass panels to fit many architectural styles – With the use of different designs these doors will fit well into many home designs – including cottage, arts & crafts, classic, colonial, contemporary, country to name just a few.
- Cut energy costs– Old doors often have a poor seal against outside air – driving up heating and cooling costs. Using a 2 ½” polyurethane foam core and a 2 piece thermal break construction the steel door can drive energy costs down.
- Steel won’t rot or splinter like a wood door – This door has galvanized metal sheets so it won’t have the negative effects often associated with a wood door.
- Improved security – Rigid composite locks are used to reinforce the lock and deadbolt area.
- Decorative glass and caming – Different glass styles can make a home look architecturally correct and can also provide different levels of obscurity and privacy.
- Multiple paint and stain colors – Match or compliment the looks of the inside and outside of the home with over 20 different paint and stain colors.
- Higher energy efficient glass with upgraded glass packages.
- Handlesets, locksets, leversets and deadbolts – Front doors need to provide security and style. The right handleset and deadbolt can increase family safety.