What To Consider When Choosing Your New Exterior Doors
#1. What Material Is The Exterior Made Out Of? Exterior doors can be made out of steel, fiberglass, or wood. Each material can have it’s own benefits and some are better than others in specific situations. The other important thing to consider is what is the “core” (the inside) of the door made out of? You want to ensure the door you’re choosing is built using quality materials so that it’s durable and long lasting.
#2. What Type Of Warranty Does It Come With? Warranties on exterior doors can vary from a few years to a limited lifetime warranty. If you’re spending money on new exterior doors you want to be sure your investment is protected with the best warranty possible. You also want to make sure that there is a warranty on the actual installation of your door. While a door manufacturer will warranty a failure of the actual door itself, they don’t usually warranty a door that was installed improperly. Making sure you’re hiring an experienced installer who will install the door to exacting specifications set by the manufacturer will ensure you qualify for full warranty coverage.
#3. Proper Installation Is Everything. Choosing a high quality door is important, making sure that door is installed correctly is just as important. If your door isn’t installed correctly it might be difficult to open and close, it might let drafts into your home or building, it might not be very secure, and it can even damage the door and cause it to fail.