An entry door is more than simply a direct point of access into your home. A great front door is actually a perfect place to make a positive first impression of your home. It’s likely to be the first thing your guests will see up close when they arrive, and it’s the last thing they’ll see when leaving. For this reason, a modern entry door is a great choice.
Steel, fiberglass, wood, and glass are popular materials for exterior doors in general, and the same holds true for entry doors constructed in a modern style as well. Top American door manufacturers like Pella and ProVia offer many nice modern entry door products in a variety of styles, textures, and finishes, which also include other customizable features. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of steel, fiberglass, wood, and glass in particular.
Fiberglass is a practical choice for modern entry doors because it can be engineered to create essentially any look you want, including a pretty realistic woodlike texture and appearance. Fiberglass tends to handle basic wear-and-tear better than steel too, and is equally paintable or stainable. One caveat to note about fiberglass is that it can’t withstand a forceful impact as well as steel can.
Glass features are popular features and highlights to include in exterior doors of practically all styles and designs. But for the purposes of creating a modern front door with a contemporary design, glass is a great material to use front-and-center. A full glass exterior door is perfect for highlighting a minimalistic modern design. Full glass entry doors with one or two sidelights or side panel combinations are another well-liked option. The central glass features of these modern doors can be framed with wood, fiberglass, or steel, depending upon your individual preference.
Steel doors are very popular for entry doors for many reasons. Steel is strong, durable, low-maintenance, and offers some of the best security value for an exterior door. People tend to appreciate steel’s lower price point as compared with other door construction materials, too. In addition, steel is a material which lends itself well to the straight, smooth lines typically associated with a modern entry door style approach.
Whereas wood is more commonly associated with a craftsman or rustic look, wood is also a versatile door material which can be crafted to suit the needs of a modern door design, too. It’s pretty hard to beat the look and feel of real wood, no matter which type of design, style, or theme you’re wanting to embrace with your entryway. Wood’s a natural insulator too, doesn’t dent, and is fairly simple to repair whenever there’s a cosmetic issue. A wood door can be expensive, however, and wood will require more maintenance than steel or fiberglass.
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Modern entry doors aren’t limited to main front entrances, either. Modern-styled doors can work well for side, back, patio, kitchen, or bedroom entrances, too. Here are a couple of popular configurations for modern patio-style doors.
A modern, single-hinged patio door is both simple and elegant. These types of doors are often used to open to a sunroom or deck, and they can also be paired with large picture windows to create open spaces with some great views.
Not satisfied with just having one door? You can always go with a modern double door option! This design features two door panels which swing open from the middle. These are also commonly known as French doors or swinging patio doors, and they make quite an impression. These types of doors can be installed to swing either inwards or outwards, depending upon the functionality of your space and of your personal preferences. Utilizing double main entry doors is a great way to add a bold statement to your primary home entryway, as well.
We can try to verbally describe some of the possible material, style, and design options for various modern entry door configurations, but the best way to help you visualize the possibilities is just to show you some attractive modern exterior door installations. Pictured below are six of the most well-liked modern door designs:
• Single Door
• Double Doors
• Door with Left Side Panel
• Door with Right Side Panel
• Door with Left Sidelight
• Door with Right Sidelight
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