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drewdin 12-20-2012 12:20 PM

Buying a new front door, need suggestions
 
Hi Guys,

I am looking for a new front door, I have been told from a few friends to get a Therma-True door, I am not sure the benefits of vinyl over steel door but I do know I want an energy efficient one.

Does anyone have any brands, tips or suggestions of things to think about when buying a new door?

Thanks in advance!

nealtw 12-20-2012 01:42 PM

https://www.google.ca/search?q=fiberglass+doors&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&sou rce=univ&sa=X&ei=nHfTUPviHembiQLh74CADA&sqi=2&ved= 0CEsQsAQ&biw=1016&bih=523

drewdin 12-20-2012 02:33 PM

I guess you recommend a fiberglass door?

nealtw 12-20-2012 02:36 PM

I haven't used them but they look real nice.

drewdin 12-20-2012 02:52 PM

i agree, im heading over to the box stores tonight to take a look.

Wuzzat? 12-20-2012 04:06 PM

If the door faces south it might need to withstand some high temps.

drewdin 12-21-2012 07:32 AM

i believe it faces west but i have to verify

Fireguy5674 12-21-2012 12:13 PM

I have put in a couple of fiberglass doors and they are really nice. Also be aware that if you were thinking about a storm door most companies will not warranty the door if you put a storm door over it because of heat buildup.

Wuzzat? 12-22-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fireguy5674 (Post 81309)
most companies will not warranty the door if you put a storm door over it because of heat buildup.

That seems to be my problem along with facing south. This spring I'll put in a new wood door so I guess I'll remove the storm door. The paint on the present wood door did not hold up.


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