When it comes time to replace your home's front door, you will have many different options from which to choose. A steel framed door offers a high level of durability and helps to protect your home from intruders. Consider these three reasons why you should replace your old front door with a new steel framed door.
A steel framed door does not require the same level of maintenance as a wood framed door. Steel can stand up to dents and dings. The prefabricated finishes do not chip or fade like paint. You can select a finish for your door, such as a faux wood grain. This allows you to get the look of wood without its maintenance requirements.
Steel doors are highly durable and can withstand fire, high winds and even earthquakes. The steel resists insect infestations and will not become damaged by termites, carpenter ants or other pests. Burglars would have a difficult time trying to gain entry through a home that has a steel framed front or back door. The metal does not absorb moisture in high humidity environments, so there will be no rot or problems with expansion and splitting like there are with wood.
Easy to Install
A steel door is easy to install because it is lighter in weight than most other door frames. While a solid wood front door may weigh 300 to 500 pounds, a steel framed front door typically weighs 100 pounds or less. The thin core of a steel framed door makes it easy to remove and repair as needed. This type of door is also easy to install in older homes that have a shallow depth door frame.