Entry Door Style: Wooden Doors, Steel Doors and Fiberglass Doors
When looking for the right door you’ll have to make an important choice with regards to the most appropriate entry door material. You have the choice of three styles: wooden doors, steel doors and fiberglass doors. Each style of entry door has unique characteristics yet all of them perform the same function. Entry door styles are chosen primarily for aesthetic appeal, some people prefer fiberglass doors while prefer a steel door. Here is a brief explanation of each entry door style.
Wooden doors have the authentic natural look but are expensive and high maintenance. A wooden door is usually made with a thin piece of plywood or laminate on either side with a thicker piece of hardboard backer behind it. When real wood is exposed to cold natural elements there are considerable longevity problems. With the expansion and contraction caused by changes in temperature wooden doors can bend, warp and absorb moisture. As a result they will need to be refinished a few times down the road. The expensive nature and high maintenance characteristics have caused the popularity of wooden doors to drop. And with the introduction of fiberglass doors that imitate the texture of wood, authentic wooden doors are becoming even more rare.
Fiberglass is a fairly new material when it comes to entry doors. It’s durable, can resist dents/scratches and is very low maintenance. What makes fiberglass doors so popular is their ability imitate the wood grain look. (This particular element has led to the steady decline of wooden doors on the market). A benefit to having fiberglass doors is that they don’t require a protective finish.
Fiberglass that is left unfinished can survive years without mold, deterioration or rust.
Masonite Entry Door
Fiberglass Textured doors offer the look of real wood that is easily stainable with low maintenance and extreme durability.
You can choose from natural wood-grain texture, smooth, oak texture or high-definition steel profile.
Choosing as easy as 1, 2, 3
Door Entry Types
The following drawings represent the more commonly used door and sidelite entrance
configurations. Our doorlites come in a variety of sizes as well, so we recommend that you speak
with your dealer to determine what combination will work best for you and your entrance.
Whether you have a single door or something more, transoms are another way to allow more light into your home. Your transom requirements may well be unique to your particular situation. So, we make every transom to your specifications, giving you the flexibility to choose the design* you want in the shape you need. Rectangle, half round, segmental or something else… let’s create the design and shape that will be perfect for you!
Door Styles, Glass Design and configuration
Our extensive line of products includes fiberglass entry doors and steel entry doors, which come in a range of panel designs and glass configurations that are sure to enhance any architectural style or design need.
Most doors can be painted. Other doors are specifically designed to hold stain. And some doors come with a Masonite factory-applied finish. These are most common door colours: Black, Aztek Red, Colonial Red, Burgundy, Chocolate Brown, Ocean Smoke, Charcoal, Forest Green, Ivy Green Commercial Brown, Match Coat Beige, Ivory Cream:
Standard heights for entry doors are 80″, 84″ and 96″. Click on one of these options to only view doors available in a specific height.
When it comes down to buying a nice looking inexpensive entry door then steel is the way to go. There is a very wide range of steel doors to choose from, they vary immensely when it comes to quality so it’s best to do your research. The most important thing to note about choosing the right steel door is the gauge. The higher the number, the thinner the steel. Higher gauge steel like the 24 is an example of a very inexpensive door. A lower 22 gauge is the common steel thickness used for residential homes. Anything lower is primarily used for commercial and security purposes. The great advantage to steel doors is the wide variety of colours to choose from. Since steel doors are the most inexpensive choice manufacturers offer a larger range of colour and style.
We pride ourselves on thorough consultation expertise and installation work on all types of projects.Infinity Windows is based in the Greater Toronto Area and works with cities and towns throughout Ontario such as from Burlington, Hamilton, Cambridge, Stoney Creek, Milton, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto, Markham, Scarborough, Pickering, Halton Hills, Caledon, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Etobicoke, North York, Concord, Maple,Barrie and many more.