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What Type of Material is Best For Your Front Door?

What Type of Material is Best For Your Front Door?

As you can imagine, your front door plays a major role in first impressions. Naturally, it’s the first thing people see when they arrive at your doorstep before setting foot inside your home. If you’re selling your home, having a presentable front door plays a role in your home’s overall curb appeal. If you’re in the market for a new door, there are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration. One of which is what material you should choose for your front door. This may seem a tad intimidating, as there are numerous options available. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the materials available for you when choosing your new front door.

Tilt and Turn

The main benefit of turn & tilt doors is that they are highly versatile and extremely stylish. They allow a great deal of natural light to enter your home, they provide a convenient path of entry or exit, and the other bonus is they provide a draft-free point of ventilation. Tilt and turn doors are an all in one unit.


Fiberglass doors have a similar appearance to wood with a bit more durability. Fiberglass doors can be stained in a variety of colours to suit your taste and style or to achieve a wooden appearance. Fiberglass is more durable than wooden doors and can stand against dents and scratches. Fiberglass has an insulated core, offering additional protection against weathering. Fiberglass doors can be a bit more expensive than wooden doors, but they increase the overall life of your door.


Steel doors are the strongest material you can buy and offer the greatest protection against intruders. Steel doors offer added protection from drafts and the elements. One concern of steel doors is that they tend to dent easily, which may not be the best choice if you have kids or pets.

Patio Doors

Patio Doors are an elegant choice for your entryway and allows for beautiful designs. Patio doors offer a number of benefits (which can also be seen as cons, depending on your tastes), like being able to see outside and allow natural light into your space. Adversely, patio doors can allow for decreased privacy and security and are a less traditional choice for a front entrance. Depending on your preferences, they may either be the ideal or unfavourable choice for you.

Choose Kempenfelt For Your New Front Door Purchase

Whatever material door you choose, trust us to help you find the perfect door for your home. Kempenfelt Windows and Doors has been selling a variety of front doors to residents in Simcoe County for years. We’re experienced in the process and would be more than happy to help you choose your new front door.

If you want to know more about our services, give us a call at 1-800-841-7469 or send us a message online.

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