Front Doors Don’t Last Forever?!?
You probably don’t give too much thought to your front door. It’s a great way to get in and out of the house; it’s always there when you need it and it provides much-needed security and privacy for your home. Just like other parts of your home, your front door is not going to be around forever. A hot and dry climate like we have here in Las Vegas can cause it to warp, fade and sometimes crack. So just how long will it be before your door needs to be replaced? You can count on it being around for at least 30 years with routine maintenance, but different building materials will react differently over time. So which doors have what it takes to go the distance?
Steel Doors: Steel may sound like a strong contender for durability, but it actually is more vulnerable to the elements than you’d think. Extended exposure to sun or rain can actually cause a steel door to not last as long. It also dents easily with heavy use.
Fiberglass: Fiberglass doors may be lighter than other materials, but they are no lightweight when it comes to quality. Their unique foam core provides excellent insulation and they can be manufactured in many different colors and styles. They can even be fabricated to mimic the look of real wood.
Wood: If your budget allows for it and you’re up for performing the maintenance necessary to keep it looking beautiful, wood doors provide timeless beauty for years to come. The get the most out of your wood door, protect it from Las Vegas’s sizzling summer temps by sealing it properly. You will also need to repaint or refinish it every two years to ensure it stands the test of time.
If it’s time to replace your front door or if you need exterior or interior doors for a new construction project, it’s time to give BRL a call at (702) 876-6579 or visit our new North Las Vegas showroom. There you can see for yourself the many styles available to fit the look of your home and your budget.