Choosing exterior doors for your home can be a big decision. You may want something different, but you need something that’s still going to fit within the existing door frame. You may want a custom exterior door, but you may also not know exactly what you want. So, how do you choose?
First start by finding a door that will complement your home’s architectural style. Moldings and raised panels often look best on traditional homes, while those that are modern and contemporary incorporate sleek and clean lines into their style. If you have an older home, or one that’s done in Victorian style, you might choose a door that has lots of ornate carvings and features within it.
The next step in choosing exterior residential doors is to measure either the frame, or your old door. You can choose a new door in a different size, but keep in mind that this will be a much larger project, and the structural work required will be more costly. The most common choices for door sizes are single doors, extra-wide doors, wide, or double doors.
Next, select which type of door you want. Wooden doors can add beauty and charm to any home, and are made today with vapor barriers and engineered-wood cores that will keep them from warping and make them easier to maintain. Steel doors are by far the strongest you can get, boosting the security of your home, while fiberglass can provide the same look as wood, but with even less maintenance and care required. The type of door you choose will depend on your preference and your budget, and you’ll have tons of options to choose from.
Lastly when choosing the perfect door for your home, come see us at McCray Lumber. We have hundreds of different options in store for you, and all the good advice you need to help you make your final selection.