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Nice Entrance Doors to Fit Any Budget

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]There are many factors that can influence the cost of front entry doors.  If you visualize windows as the eyes of your home, then your front door would be the smile!  A front door reflects the individuality of each homeowner, each distinctive neighborhood, and each particular home. Therefore, there are many different options, varied styles, and an abundance of ways to uniquely create that signature look that each homeowner is looking for in a new door. And yes, it is possible to get nice entrance doors without breaking a budget.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner content_placement="middle" column_margin="default" text_align="left" css=".vc_custom_1516612237330{border-top-width: 5px !important;border-right-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;border-left-width: 5px !important;border-left-color: #f36500 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f36500 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f36500 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f36500 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}"][vc_column_inner column_padding="padding-4-percent" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" column_border_radius="none" width="1/1" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][image_with_animation image_url="16793" alignment="center" animation="Fade In" border_radius="none" box_shadow="none" max_width="100%"][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" column_margin="default" text_align="left"][vc_column_inner column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" column_border_radius="none" width="1/1" column_border_width="none" column_border_color="#9b9b9b" column_border_style="dashed"][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]Steel entry doors are some of the least expensive doors in the marketplace. Like most other things, their cost is often a result of their basic quality, lack of aesthetic appeal, and longevity. What I see most often when I visit with homeowners that have steel doors is that the wood core beneath the steel outer skin has actually started to rot from the inside out, especially on the bottom of the door. The steel doors typically have very little aesthetic appeal and have little variation in style with no grain texture or any extraordinary design elements. These doors typically will cost between $900 & $2000 fully installed, painted, and trimmed out on the exterior and interior. Under average outdoor conditions, most steel entry doors will last about 12 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="10"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]Wood front doors are another option to consider.  Wood front doors are definitely an improvement over their steel counterparts and they offer many different designs and glass options along with the richness of a textured grain that usually adds quite a bit of aesthetic appeal to the front of the home. The problem with wood doors is that they are maintenance intensive. They are going to require continual staining and sealing as the years go by due to the wood and the way it expands, contracts, shrinks, and swells with the different seasons.  The amount of exposure to direct sunlight will affect the extent of maintenance that the doors will need. A wood entry door that is infrequently maintained will probably only last about 10 to 12 years before needing replacement. You can expect to pay anywhere from $1800 up to $5000 or $6000 for a nice entrance door made of wood.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]Fiberglass doors go one step beyond the wood door. Now available in the marketplace, fiberglass doors give the look and beauty of wood without the maintenance and constant upkeep that wood doors require. Fiberglass technology now allows manufacturers to computer-generate a wood grain texture that closely simulates genuine wood such as oak, mahogany, or other naturally-occurring wood species.  Fiberglass composite doors can vary in quality and in the appearance of the grain, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $1800 up to $4000 or $5000 for a fiberglass entry door. Aside from catastrophes or severe foundation shifting, these doors will usually stay in great condition for 20 years or more.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]Wrought iron front entry doors are a very specialized custom door option.  There are not as many wrought iron door manufacturers local to San Antonio as there are for fiberglass, wood, or steel front door systems. Wrought iron front entry doors are very gorgeous and really do add a significant design element to the front of any home. While rust damage can become a problem with these doors, most of them will last close to 30 years before needing replacement. When looking at wrought iron doors, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2300 upwards of $6000 or $7000 for a complete front entry door system[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="20"][vc_column_text]Glass options within the door are probably the single biggest variable when determining the ultimate cost of the new front entry door. Glass can make for a nice entrance door, but depending on the style, can increase the cost.  Additionally, sidelights and transoms can add to the price when looking at front door systems, but can be picked to enhance and completely match the style of your new front door. These upgrades can cost anywhere from an extra $600 to $3800, with all the factors and options considered. It’s important to have a designer consult with you to go over all of these options so you can make the best decision for your home.

As with any work you are having done to your home, make sure that the company who is installing your door has specialized door installers. Doors are somewhat difficult to install; and just because someone is a good window installer, a good tile guy, or a good general construction contractor, installing doors correctly requires a specialized and unique skill set.

Through my experience in consulting with homeowners about a new front door system, I would caution you to make sure that you’re extra clear on certain details before moving forward with any new door purchase.  Double check that the painting or staining of the door, interior and exterior trim, and also all hardware components such as hinges, thresholds, and handle sets are included before you sign on the dotted line.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type="Full Width Line" line_thickness="1" divider_color="default"][vc_column_text]If you have any further questions about pricing on high quality patio doors, please contact us directly, because we’d love to give you any information that could be helpful to you in your decision-making process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]