How to Choose a Front Door

How to Choose a Front Door?

Your front door plays a large role in first impressions as well as in protecting your family. So, when choosing a new one, you likely want to strike a balance between sturdy and tough and charming and inviting. At Allen Commercial Door and Specialty Hardware, we carry a wide range of styles and brands when it comes to doors and so we want to lay out some of your options for you. That way, when it is time to replace your old door, you can make the best decision for your circumstances.


When talking doors, probably the most important factor to consider is material. Wooden doors have been classic and durable options for many, many years. Today, there are many wood- based doors options, all varying greatly in durability and style. Around the $200 mark, you can easily get a door comprised of wood veneer skins and an engineered wood core. For the real deal solid wood option, hinges and all, expect to pay more around the $2,000-$3,000 range. Wooden doors come in a beautiful array of natural finishes or they can be easily painted a color that speaks to you.


For the best bet in terms of durability and security, steel doors are it. These usually come pre- hung and happen to be one of the cheapest options, typically running around $150 for a basic door. These doors are prone to dents but repairing them is a breeze with the help of an auto body kit. All steel doors have a wooden inner frame that is surrounded by insulation for greater strength.


Aluminum doors are like steel doors in that they have an insulated core with a metallic outer layer. One main difference is that these doors can only be purchased through dealers. The doors are custom-made for your frame. They typically come with a 20-year warranty largely due to their baked-on enamel finish. This finish ensures that it is low maintenance, does not need repainting and will not rust. All amazing bonuses but do expect to look at pricing starting out at $600.

Picking the right front door can result in long term savings, less maintenance, and if not most of all, a beautiful entryway. If you still have questions or would like to discuss more of your options, feel free to call us today! We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

By Allen Commercial Door & Specialty Hardware 5-1-2020