Buying a new front door, need suggestions

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  1. Dec 20, 2012 #1

    drewdin

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    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!
     
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    I guess you recommend a fiberglass door?
     
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    I haven't used them but they look real nice.
     
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    i agree, im heading over to the box stores tonight to take a look.
     
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    If the door faces south it might need to withstand some high temps.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2012 #7

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    i believe it faces west but i have to verify
     
  8. Dec 21, 2012 #8

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    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.
     
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    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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