Toronto Front Entry Doors
Toronto Wood Doors
Wood front entry doors are a classic choice, but they are not maintenance-free. Regardless of whether your wooden door is painted or simply stained and sealed, plan on re-painting or refinishing it every two to three years to keep the wood in good shape.
A wood front door is probably not a good option for you if your home does not have a covered front porch. Even when protected by paint or sealer, wood will deteriorate in the face of lots of sun, extreme temperatures, and moisture.
If your front porch offers some shelter from the elements, however, consider a wood door as you make your decision. Wood doors are known for their strength and wide range of custom options. A wood door will likely land on the upper range of the price scale.
Toronto Fiberglass Door
Fiberglass entry doors are quickly becoming the standard in most newly constructed homes, and for good reason. Fiberglass is a lightweight, strong material that can withstand a lot of tough treatment. Barring constant exposure to extreme weather, a fiberglass door won’t require esthetic maintenance for over a decade.
If energy efficiency is something you’re looking for in a new front door, fiberglass is one of your best options. Fiberglass doors are insulated, so they will do a better job of limiting heat transfer through the seasons, which will have a positive impact on your utility bills.
Fiberglass is also a good choice if you love the look of wood but aren’t comfortable with the higher price point. Because fiberglass can be molded and veneered to mimic different textures, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of design options.
Toronto Steel Doors
Steel front entry doors are a great option if you need to stick to a strict budget. Like their fiberglass counterparts, steel doors are strong and very difficult for an intruder to breach, but they typically require esthetic maintenance, such as sealing or painting, much more often.
Similar to fiberglass doors, steel doors do contain insulation, but because steel is a good conductor of energy, heat transfer can be a problem, especially if your front door is not protected by a covered porch. You’ll find a steel door to be quite hot on the surface when it’s positioned in direct sunlight.
Steel doors are easily dented, and those dents are, unfortunately, difficult to fix. Dents can also cause paint to chip and flake, which means that you could end up with rust spots on the door where the metal is unprotected. In these cases, replacing the door is usually the smarter choice.
If, however, you’re looking for a low-cost door for a home with a covered porch (and residents who aren’t likely to be too rough with the door), a steel door could be a great choice.
Toronto Aluminum Doors
Aluminum doors are a little less common than steel, fiberglass, and wood, but they can be an excellent option if you’re looking for a metal door that might be a little more durable than a steel door.
Like steel and fiberglass doors, aluminum doors are insulated against extreme cold and heat. If the possibility of a steel door rusting concerns you, consider aluminum—while it may still dent, aluminum doors have a heat-applied finish, which means that the finish will not chip (or rust).
Aluminum doors are costlier than steel doors, but they do carry long warranties—usually a couple of decades.
Toronto Storm Doors
Storm doors are helpful in a couple of ways: they can extend the life of your door, and they provide additional insulation against very hot and very cold weather. Glass panels for storm doors typically come in single- and double-pane options, similar to your home’s windows.
If you decide to add a storm door to your home’s main entry, here’s the information you’ll need before making a purchase:
- The measurements of the door frame and jamb
- Whether the front door opens to the right or to the left—the storm door will need to open the same way
Storm doors should lock, especially if you plan on replacing the glass panels with screens in warmer weather, but the lock will probably not be as strong as the lock set on your main door.
We’ll go into more detail in the next section, but for now, know that your storm door is unlikely to provide much barrier to intruders.
- Door Locks Repair and Replacement.
- Door handle Repair and Replacement
- Door Lock Cylinder Repair and Replacement
- Room Door Repair
- Shower Door and Panel Repair
- Main Door Repair
- Wooden Door Repair
- Sliding Door Repair
- Fordable Door Repair
- Door Hinges Replacement
- Door Latch Replacement
- Door Alignment Correcting
- Wooden Door Trimming (usually due to moisture causing timber to expand)