Like everything, doors can get old, warped, or dated. When choosing a front door replacement, the cost is always an issue. You need to balance the cost with security and aesthetics. Here is a look at several types of front doors that are available.
Solid Wooden Doors
Solid wooden doors are one of the more expensive options. A door made from solid oak or other hardwood can range from $500 to $5,000 depending on where you purchase it and the type of wood involved.
Veneer Wood Doors
Veneer wood doors are great if you want the look of wood without the price tag of a solid door. These normally have a veneer on the outside and a foam core on the inside. They are not as durable as solid wood doors, but their price is usually lower. They range from $300 to $2,000, depending on the materials.
A glass front door is generally made up of glass and other materials. Many businesses choose impact-resistant glass with a metal frame, but wood or fiberglass can give it a more homey feel for a residence. These doors range from $150 to $2,000 again, depending on the materials used.
Fiberglass doors are probably the most durable of the front door replacement options. They are midrange in cost and can range from $500 to $3,000 depending on the size of the door and installation.
Metal doors are also very durable and safer. They do not decay as easily as wooden doors but can dent. Most metal doors are not solid. They are a metal outer shell and either foam or wood inside. These doors range from around $150 and up depending on the type of metal, design, and type of filler.
Finding a front door replacement is relatively simple. All you have to do is choose the style of door you want and the material you want it made from. The cost of the doors depends on the cost of materials and installation when you buy them.