replace front entry door

what type front entry door is best and what companies have you used.I live in Orlando.
  7 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Jan 20, 2012
    I can't help you with the Orlando company, but I would recommend fiberglass. Some people don't like them because they don't match the look of wood, but they are more durable and secure, and provide better insulation.
  • I would agree and disagree with Steve on this. Fiberglass doors have come a long way and offer several advantages over steel and wood. With new manufacturing methods, they can design a door exactly like a wood door. With grain and color. However because you live in a hurricane area, there are special building codes that you must be aware of when choosing a door. It must meet all sorts of special wind and impact specifications that the doors we northern folks do not have to contend with. I would think that who ever you decide to purchase your new door from will understand these requirements and help you choose not only a door you like because of looks, but that will withstand what ever mother nature puts at it.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Jan 20, 2012
    Good point, Woodbridge.
  • Dennis K Dennis K on Jan 21, 2012
    Thanks Steve G. and Woodbridge.I will probably go with Fiberglass but ask questions about impact resistance.Dennis.
  • I can't be sure about this, but places aren't supposed to even sell things locally that do not meet building code. Still, I would ask about it just to be safe.
  • Dan, I would think so too, but I too would ask about it as well. Guess it all has to do with the place selling the product.
  • Linda D Linda D on Feb 21, 2012
    Use a fiberglass door. I think it has nice details and is perfect for the type of weather in Florida.