Patio / June 27, 2018 / .
Before you pick out the best color for your front door, you will want to plan ahead, avoiding any unwelcome surprises. When you are painting a door, you will want to take the door completely off the frame, as well as any hardware. Additionally, you will need both a paint and primer to get the most professional look possible if you are doing this as a DIY project. You should also consider hiring a pro, to get the look you desire, since the front door is the first thing everyone sees.
Steel French doors are heavier and offer a solid fit into doorframes that require a measured level of security. Steel French doors are better equipped to resist break ins or similar damage to the structure. Many of the qualities of rust prevention will need to be addressed for untreated doors. Paint prep is a factor similar to wooden doors. The steel French door will need to be pre painted or have adequate priming and curing to prevent the flaking of paint in the future.
French doors have evolved considerably over the years, not only in terms of the materials from which they are manufactured wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum but in the energy efficiency of the glazing and construction standards. They are popular as both interior and exterior doors, can be outfitted with full length glass panels or any number of divided light configurations, and come in a wide range of makes and models to suit any house style.
Fiberglass entry doors are very airtight and energy efficient. Fiberglass doors often come insulated, which provides an additional energy saving advantage over wood doors. They offer up to five times the insulating ability of wooden doors.