Front doors are the gateways to our homes. They are one of the first things people see when they arrive at your house for the first time. An old door wanting repair can leave a negative impression upon people. This is especially true when it comes to selling your home. Every country tends to have a popular door style, including the U.S. But what are some of the most popular door styles? And are they something you should consider?
The majority of homes in the U.S. utilize a very simple door design. Most are made of wood of varying types that are treated and then painted. Most homes have only one door that swings inward, and this door is often behind a storm door for added protection. Doors can have any number of different accents. Some have real knockers, while others only have knockers used for decoration. Some include windows while others are solid wood. Colors can also vary though most doors will be a relatively neutral or muted color.
However, more and more homes are starting to turn away from the typical wooden door and instead looking to fiberglass. This is because they offer a lot of things that wood doors cannot. Wood doors, while beautiful, strong, and versatile, can absorb moisture, warp, fade, and can require a lot more maintenance. Even though you do everything you can to make sure doors stay exactly the way they were five, ten, or twenty years ago, the fact remains that you may need to repair or replace it at some point. Many people have opted to skip this entirely and use fiberglass. Fiberglass doors are becoming more prominent in the U.S. because they offer many of the same things as wood – they can even mimic the look of wood grain – but don’t have any of its limitations. They are more energy efficient as well, something that is becoming more and more important to people throughout the country.
In the end, it will be personal choice that decides the manner of what door you choose. The homes people buy will come with one type of door, but you can always change it if you wish. You don’t have to go with the popular styles of the country – if you like, you can always go with something unexpected. Just remember to consider resale value as well as just how the door will look and work for your entire home.