Is A Wood Entry Door Right For Your House?

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Your front door is one of the first impressions someone makes about your house. Choosing the right color and material can help to pull the entire look of your house together. Wood doors offer unlimited design options to help ensure that your door looks its best. Keep these considerations in mind when deciding if a wood entry door is right for you.

Wood doors will last longer, and require less maintenance if they are protected by a covered entryway. The roof should project at least half the height of the door to properly protect it from rain. The roof over your door will also help to keep it protected against the sun’s harmful rays, which can cause your doors to lose their look.

Many people think that wood doors are much easier to break into than fiberglass or steel options. However, it is actually the latch side jamb that makes a door weak and vulnerable. Keep these safety factors in mind to ensure that your wood entry door stays strong.

  • Thickness – Choosing a 1 3/4-inch thick door over a 1 3/8-inch door will offer extra protection without having to buy special lock sets. If you choose any other thickness, you will have to make sure to get a special lock and larger hinges.
  • Hinges – All three hinges should be installed with 3-inch-long screws into a stud to make sure that they are secure.
  • Glass – Standard glass that comes with an entry door will not keep any burglars out of your house. Instead, opt for hurricane rated glass, which comes with an inner layer of plastic that is unbreakable.
  • Lock set – Look for Mortise locks, which are built with higher grade steel and are stronger than average lock sets that you get from a hardware store.

For help choosing the right wood entry door for your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.