Mar 31, 2024

Pros & Cons of Steel Entry Doors

Your home’s front door is a key factor in your curb appeal and an essential access portal to your home.  This makes it imperative that the door you select be eye-catching, dependable, and secure.

Prior to committing to door installation, one of the most important decisions you need to make is which material your door will be made from.  One of the more popular materials within the marketplace is steel and we’re here to weigh in on its pros and cons. 

Steel Entry Door Advantages

  • From a safety standpoint, steel entry doors tend to be among the most reliable within the marketplace.
  • High quality steel doors that are insulated with foam are energy efficient and hold up well against air and water infiltration when properly installed.
  • Because of their composition, they hold up against fire, cracking, and warping.
  • In terms of cost, steel doors are a more budget-friendly option than wood or vinyl doors.
  • Homeowners that have steel front doors installed appreciate that they are low maintenance.
  • Steel entry doors are an investment that offers the ultimate peace of mind because it consistently ranks as one of the best improvements for home resale value.

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Steel Entry Door Disadvantages

  • One of the biggest drawbacks of steel doors is that they can dent, chip, and crack.  When this happens, rusting can ensue.
  • These imperfections cannot be popped or sanded out.  When this occurs, the best course of action is the installation of a new entry door.
  • Homeowners opting for a steel door should be extremely committed to the color they choose because steel doors cannot be painted and offered in fewer colors than other materials.
  • Steel entry doors provide an industrial look and may not be the best fit for all architectural styles, as it cannot imitate the aesthetics of wood.
  • Steel doors are heavy and the installation of them is best left to an experienced contractor that can ensure air and water infiltration do not take place.

Contact us today to get started on your next door installation project.

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Door Installation Reviews:

"Totally satisfied with the job done."

Lyle B.
Hammond, WI
March 25, 2024

"The new window that was installed in the lower family room is beautiful.  Everything your team did with respect to the install of both windows and patio door has been exemplary.  I could not be happier with the results.  Your team members were respectful, professional, and fun to visit with.  The city inspector has already come and gone and signed off on both permits.  He found everything to be top-notch."

Carolyn K.
Maplewood, MN
March 28, 2024

"Over the past 18 years and 4 separate major home improvement projects, Lindus Construction has exceeded every one of our family’s expectations on each of these projects. Whenever anyone invests in home improvement, the homeowner’s concerns ultimately center on several critical factors: the ultimate quality of the final product, ease of working with the firm, honest communication and relationships, craftsmanship of the employees, timeliness, service after the sale, and of course, a manageable investment cost. We are proud to say that the Lindus team has been an outstanding partner in improving our house’s function, appearance, and market value."

Jim G.
Chanhassen, MN
February 8, 2024

"It was an all day job that was done to perfection. My new exterior door is beautiful and the storm door is top-notch. The job turned out better than I imagined. Wow! The workers were courteous, cleaned up well, and ensured I knew the mechanics of my new doors. Would highly recommend Lindus to anyone."

Debbie L.
St. Paul, MN
January 4, 2024

"Crew was the best! Big thanks to Jake."

Crystal G.
New Richmond, WI
January 2, 2024

"New windows, doors, and some siding—couldn't be happier with all aspects of the projects. Great installation! I never want to live without new windows and doors ever again."

Charles D.
Maplewood, MN
December 14, 2023
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