If the time has finally come to replace your front door, you may be overwhelmed with choice. When that front door was put in, there was probably a fraction of the choices in material and designs that there is today. Most of the doors in those days were made from wood because it was typically the more aesthetically pleasing option, but that isn’t so today. If you are having the debate with yourself over whether to get an iron door or a wooden one, you should know that iron doors now come with a number of new benefits that they may not have had in the past.
The main benefit that has caused more people to lean towards iron doors over the old standard of wood is the increased security. Wooden doors are relatively simple to kick in even with a deadbolt mechanism. However, kicking in an iron door is no simple matter. It is very difficult. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood, you can benefit from the increased security of an iron door, even if it is just peace of mind.
Durability and Maintenance
Although modern wood doors are coated so the process slows down, all wood is prone to rotting and swelling eventually. While regular maintenance can make sure this prospect is well into the future, iron can’t swell or rot ever. Furthermore, iron doors are resistant to scratches and dents because, well, they are made of metal. If you want a limited fuss sort of door, iron is a natural choice.
When it comes to energy efficiency, the quality of sealing is more important than the door itself. However, because wrought iron door options often have a lot of glass options, you may think it is actually less energy efficient, but for modern iron doors, that’s not so. Quality iron doors now come with glass designed to let in natural light, but not to let in heat that can cause your home to heat up. The combination of insulated glass and weather stripping help iron doors keep your home temperature regulated. This is a benefit iron has over wood, but also a benefit that a newer made door has over older models.
If you are shopping for new doors and iron is a choice that has you interested, contact us today to see what Iron Door Plus can do to help fulfill your unique door requirements.