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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.

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Door Installation Reviews:

"Professional, friendly and efficient. Installed a new entry door and storm in half a day. This included expanding the original opening of the door. Left the the space clean and door looks beautiful . Excellent quality."

Mary Anne L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 2, 2021

"We have used Lindus for several projects and this one, like all the rest, have been completed on time and in a very professional manner. We have and will continue to strongly recommend Lindus."

Ron S.
Minneapolis, MN
December 14, 2020

"Quality products used. Great Installers. Covid social distancing practiced. The inspector who came out was terrific. Very pleased. Recommend highly."

Jesse L.
Eagan, MN
December 11, 2020

"We recently had a sliding door installed. The workmanship was high quality, the installation was smooth and professional and the entire process, from point of sale to installation completion was flawless. Nailed it.

John R.
Apple Valley, MN
December 11, 2020

"Recently purchased a new home. Had Lindus install LeafGuard® and a new storm door. Quick, accurate work."

Heidi T.
Roseville, MN
November 24, 2020

"I am very pleased with my new window and storm doors. The workmen arrived on schedule and immediately proceeded to do the installations. They were meticulous in their workmanship and took care of all the details. My window covering was rehung for me after the new window was in place. The workmen were courteous, pleasant and helpful."

Renee E.
Plymouth, MN
November 20, 2020
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