Exterior Doors Metal VS Wood

Your Entry Door is the first thing people notice when they come to your home. It makes a statement and sets the tone for the rest of the house.There are many choices when it comes to exterior doors for your home. The three most popular door types are wood, fiberglass and steel.
Below are the characteristic of each material with regards to exterior doors.

Steel Exterior Doors

steel doors and frames are being recognized as a smart choice for both new and existing homes.

Insulated steel doors can offer homeowners:

# Safety and Security
# Long-Term Wear
# Energy Efficiency
# Steel doors can be difficult to install.
# Very easy to maintain.
# Inexpensive.

Fiberglass Exterior Doors

Fiberglass is an extraordinary material with extraordinary performance characteristics. Featuring minimum thermal transfer and spectacular noise reduction, high-tech fiberglass doors are a superior alternative to metal, vinyl and wood doors.Some of their advantages are :-

# Environmentally Friendly
# Energy Efficiency
# They are paintable, stainable and come in many styles.
# Genuine look and feel of a wood door.
# Insulated fiber glass doors have up to an R-11 rating.
# Embossed texture that is 25% deeper than standard fiberglass doors.
# Durability
# Security
# Does not chip, warp, rot, or crack.
# Fiberglass is proven far superior to wood in strength, weather ability and durability.

Wood Exterior Doors -

Wood doors have been around the longest of all doors and provide the most decorative and personalized options. These traditional doors have other beneficial characteristics such the ability to be painted or stained, a project you could probably handle on your own.

# Wood doors are prone to warping and require periodic painting.
# Wood is available in a variety of designs.
# Can be trimmed to fit existing frame.
# They are good at controlling sound.
# Can be reinforced with fiberglass to prevent expansion and contracting.
# All-wood doors have solid wood or solid-cores.
# Provides an attractive appearance.

Tikaldoors specialize in creating custom-made hardwood doors for discerning builders and architects of distinctive homes.

Tikal Doors offer Custom Front Doors, Entrance Doors, Wooden Doors and Residential Doors in Palos Verdes, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, Northridge, Granada Hills, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Sherman oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Simi Valley, orange county, Los Angeles and Ventura county.


2007-04-30 21:06:06 by Willthepainter

I paint houses for a living. Where I work no license is needed. I do have a city business license though. I think the most important thing to do is check references. Ask what jobs he did recently and go look at them closely. Look for missed areas, sloppy transitions from one color to another. Look for paint drips (a few drips are normal).
I feel all exterior jobs should have mildew removed with a bleach/water solution and then pressure washed. Caulking is usually required where the old caulk has dried up and cracked. Also any spots that were missed the first time or areas where settling has occured (esp windows/doors)

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