A handsome entry creates a dramatic first impression and a welcoming focal point for your home. Waudena exterior door systems are built for long-lasting value and performance using quality components and workmanship. Make that first impression a distinguishing one with an exterior door system from Waudena Millwork.
There are many design elements that allow your front door to make a personal statement. For example, there are 40 different glass packages, more than a dozen different door styles, multiple staining options, and 60 paint colors, all of which can be mixed and matched. If you’re spunky and outgoing, choose a vibrant door color. If you’re more low-key, a traditional wood grain or neutral colored door may be your choice.
There are the three types of entry door materials to consider: wood, fiberglass, and steel.
Wood doors offer a very traditional look and provide a sense of warmth and richness. Homeowners can choose from a variety of styles and most wood species you can imagine. Wood doors, which can be custom made, need to be carefully finished (stained or painted) according to manufacturer specifications and periodic maintenance is required.
Fiberglass doors come with an environmentally friendly polyurethane core that provides insulation properties that are at least four times greater than wood doors. Low maintenance fiberglass doors come factory painted or stained for years of lasting beauty. Fiberglass entry doors come with a high-impact compression molded skin that will not splinter, warp, or rot. Architecturally correct, full-length composite stiles and top and bottom rails are standard. Wood grains that replicate the look of cherry, fir, mahogany, and oak are available.
I like to recommend steel doors for their incredible performance, safety, and beauty. Be careful of “insulated door” labels that you find at big box stores. Those doors have fiberglass batts of insulation panels inside the door that can create an air pocket where condensation occurs, eventually resulting in rot. With a 100 percent foam filled door, that doesn’t happen. Steel doors also are durable, resist splitting and cracking, and are energy efficient. They come prepainted or prestained in a smooth or textured finish.