Doors Replacement in Los Angeles

The door does not just provide safety and security: it is the first thing you encounter after a long day of work. It serves as an introduction to your home. So, when you decide that it is time for a new door, the replacement is not something to be taken lightly. You have to make sure that it is as secure as possible, but it can also be a strong design that sets the tone for the design of the rest of your home.

Your front door can be warm and inviting, modern and industrial, old-fashioned and timeless, or any other number of combinations. The front door is both your home’s first line of defense, and its face to the world, so you should choose its replacement very carefully. Pacific Green Homes has the designers and installers to ensure that any interior or exterior door replacement in Los Angeles goes as smoothly—and quickly—as possible.

How to Choose a Front Door

One of the first things to consider when choosing a new door is the type of weather it will face. This means you have to think about the weatherstripping and how tightly it is sealed if you want to keep air and water out.

If the door will be facing high temperatures, then you need to make sure that the material will not warp, peel, or deform in the heat. There are three main types of material used in the construction of front doors, here are their advantages and disadvantages.

Wood Doors

Pros

  • A classic, design that looks good on any home.
  • There is a wide variety of wood to choose from, such as teak, mahogany, bamboo, and more.
  • Space for special features like glass panels or customized door knockers can be easily carved into the wood.
  • The finish can be customized with your choice of paint or stain.
  • Solid wood doors offer superior insulation and sound dampening.
  • Wood is very easy to work with, it can be cut or trimmed to fit any doorway.
  • It is easier to repair than other materials.
  • The heavy weight of wooden doors makes them strong and secure.

Cons

  • Wood is often more expensive than other types of door material.
  • It is a high maintenance material that needs to be repainted or restained every one or two years.
  • Wood needs to be resealed every few years to prevent it from warping and splitting.
  • The heavy weight of wood can cause the door to sag over time if the hardware attaching it to the frame is not properly maintained.

Fiberglass Doors

Pros

  • A very versatile material, it can look like wood and be as strong as steel.
  • It is a more affordable material than the other door types.
  • Fiberglass doors are available in a wide variety of styles and colors.
  • They are extremely durable, they are fit for any climate, will not rust or corrode like steel or rot like wood, and can last for up to twenty years.
  • These doors provide superior insulation, which helps to improve energy efficiency and reduce the energy bill.
  • Fiberglass doors need very little maintenance to retain their quality.

Cons

  • They are not as secure as other doors because they can crack under heavy blows.
  • Since their size is fixed, they cannot be altered to fit into any doorway.

Steel Doors

Pros

  • A very affordable choice of material.
  • Steel requires very little maintenance.
  • It is a very secure material, which helps to improve the home’s resale value.
  • Steel can be painted to give it a different look.

Cons

  • Steel is prone to rust and corrosion in wet weather.
  • The high heat conductivity of steel means that the door gets very hot or cold to the touch in high or low temperatures.
  • Small dents are easy to repair, but large dents can be difficult to fix.

How to Choose an Interior Door

Interior doors offer more options in terms of style since security and weather protection are not really factors. That means a different set of features determine the type of door you choose.

The Style of the Door

There are a wide variety of options to choose from, such as barn doors, dutch doors, glass framed doors, and more. The style of door should be determined by the room it is for, the overall style of the home, the height of the ceiling, and the style of the flooring.

The Direction of the Door Swing  

The type of room should dictate whether the door should swing into or out of the room. A bedroom door typically swings into the room, while a bathroom door could swing either way. You should think about how you enter the room and what feels comfortable to you.

The Material of the Door

This can be anything from wood, MDF, even glass. Whatever you choose, it should match the rest of the home and should be appropriate for the type of room.

Choose the Right Color

The color can match the style and decor of the room, or it can be a bold contrast. If you are unsure of what color to choose, a neutral shade will fit with the rest of the home’s overall style.

Select the Right Frame

The door frame should ideally be a contrast to the style of the door. If the door is more elaborate, the framing should be simple, while more showy frames are better suited for uncomplicated door designs.

Choose the Right Door Replacement For Your Home

There are quite a few variables to sift through when choosing a door replacement. If you need advice when it comes to choosing the right door for your home, then contact Pacific Green Homes. We offer expert advice about the type of interior and exterior doors that are the best fit for your home. Plus, you can trust our experts to install any door you need swiftly and efficiently.

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