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Mike Lofaro Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 03:55 PM 1 min read

What's in a Door?

It welcomes you home day after day – greets family and friends; often decorated to celebrate the seasons. Why upgrade? Doors are the second highest source of heat loss next to windows. New energy efficient Therma Tru doors are a great way to reduce your heating and cooling expenses. But what type of door will work best for you?

Wood doors are traditional; their elegance and customization options are highly regarded. You can also shave down a wooden door in cases of a tight fit. Wood Elegant and unique custom design options in any species. Doors can be sized to fit any opening. Though wood doors look attractive – few are energy star rated. Weather wreaks havoc – cold, rain, freezing can cause the wood to swell, warp, split or rot.

Steel doors are economical. They offer defined panels and a great surface to paint. Insulated with a polyurethane foam core they are energy star qualified. The downside, they can rust or dent.

Fiberglass entry doors have surged in popularity. Polyurethane cores are five times more efficient than traditional wooden doors. Style, color, and wood grain styles offer homeowners a broad spectrum of choice. Therma Tru offers great Energy Star ratings. Virtually maintenance free their improved appearance makes them the door of choice for most homeowners. Most top manufacturers such as Harvey, and Anderson offer a variety of choices.

harvey estate series

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