Common Door Style Variables to Consider, Part 1

When it comes to modern doors for your home or building, you have a great array of options. Gone are the days where standard homes only had one of a couple possible door styles present – a modern home can contain a number of different door types or styles depending on the needs of the residents.

At Peach Building Products, we’re proud to offer a huge range of custom doors, from entry doors to patio doors, bi-fold doors and numerous other options to fit your every need. Are you unsure of which door style to prioritize for a given remodel or new home build? Our pros will help you evaluate all the options available and make the ideal choice based on your budget and desires. This two-part blog series will go over the types and styles available, plus some distinct factors to consider within each area.

common door style variables

Entry Door Options

As some of the most commonly-used doors in any home, entry doors are an important choice to make. They come in several options when discussing material:

  • Wood: For those who want a classic, high-end look, wood is the way to go. However, it is also a bit more expensive than other types and does require some maintenance like annual painting and staining.
  • Steel: Steel is less expensive than wood, though it tends to last for less time than either wood or fiberglass.
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass doors require the least maintenance of any entry door type, plus have a wide range of finishes – they can even be made to mimic wood if you want. They are lightweight and durable, lasting from 15 to 20 years in most cases, and are also energy efficient.

Beyond material selection, entry doors can be classic, contemporary or some combination therein. Ask our team about several contemporary themes to complement classic aesthetics.

Sliding Patio Doors

For areas where you’re looking to place door that doesn’t take up much additional space, sliding patio doors are an excellent option. They slide on a small set of tracks that stack up on each other, allowing for space to be retained. As the name suggests, they’re common in patio and outdoor/indoor areas.

Now, sliding doors often have limits in terms of how far they can be opened. They also may create more noise and hassle during opening than many other types, and those without much strength sometimes struggle with their weight. These are considerations to keep in mind – certain parts of them can be modified, such as through lubrication of the door to limit noise.

For more on the door types available for you to choose from, or to learn about any of our doors, windows or other services, speak to the staff at Peach Building Products today.