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Choose a Quality Entry Door

A hard look at the features and components that enhance a front door's energy efficiency, durability, and aesthetics

Choosing an entry door involves considerations such as budget, aesthetics, and maintenance. In this article, contributing writer Matthew Teague breaks down the three types of entry doors—wood, steel, and fiberglass—and looks at the materials and techniques used in their construction. He also explains what makes a quality door, suggests where one's money is best spent, and gives guidance on maintaining a door. Sidebars examine hardware options and energy-efficiency issues.

From Fine Homebuilding211 , pp. 74-77