SPOTLIGHT ON EXTERIOR DOORS
What impression would you like your front door to give? Thankfully, plenty of color, design, and glass options can help communicate a dreamy welcoming message. The right choice can be an eye-catching piece of art that radiates allure at the very beginning of a home. Browse through the snapshots below and let your imagination conjure ideas of what could be.
Find more inspiration in our Idea Gallery.
Most exterior doors are constructed from fiberglass, wood, or steel. The advantages of each material is summarized below to help guide consumers and builders with their choices. Understanding the Anatomy of Exterior Doors can also be helpful in the decision-making process.
This material can withstand the extremes of any climate. Featuring the fine detailing of knots and grains, they also look and feel like genuine wood doors. The maintenance involved with fiberglass doors is minimal, making it a solid choice for those who don't have the time for frequent upkeep.
For those who don't wish to compromise when it comes to beauty, the solid wood door is the obvious choice. They come in many types of delicious woods and feature gorgeous details in color, knots, and grains. With all their charm, wood doors are a prized dessert for the eyes. There is more cleaning and finishing involved, but that will not be enough to dissuade wood door enthusiasts.
Steel doors are built to last offering strength and durability. They are also treated to resist rust and will only require some maintenance in very moist climates. Consumers looking for an economical yet safe and secure choice favor steel.
Once a material selection is made, another good idea is to learn how to properly Measure for an Exterior Door before you place any orders. Even if you are not performing the installation, it’s good to know the process.
THE CHARM OF DECORATIVE GLASS
Decorative glass is a beautiful way to add personality to a door and home. It also provides both illumination and privacy in a charming composition of light, textures, and colors.
ODL considered views and viewpoints from around the world as they designed their Perspectives line. Textures, colors, patterns, terrain, objects, cultural influences—all led to this diverse collection of privacy glass styles for your entry door. Get inspired!