Keep Your Manufactured Home Secure With A Good Entry Door
Entry doors are an important facet of your home for several reasons. First and foremost, it is usually a huge part of the home’s first impression and also forms a significant part of home’s security plan. Apart from this, poorly fitted or wrongly chosen entry doors can significantly contribute to air leakage and can lead to excessive wastage of energy through conduction. This can be quite pronounced if you are using an improperly installed, un-insulated or an improperly air sealed door. Because there are very many entry door choices, here are some factors you need to take into consideration when making a choice.
It is important to have a close look at the design and décor that you want to be featured in your home. When doing this, take into close consideration the construction materials used, the floor types, the exterior color of the home as well as the type of windows installed in your home. An entry door should never be considered in isolation but should be considered in totality, as a part of the whole. A good entry door should complement the overall look of the home.
The material used to make the door is also very important. The material should not only match the design of the home but must also ensure safety. The most popular material for such doors are steel, wood, fiberglass composite and PVC. Some of the factors that are bound to dictate the type of door you are going to install include the door exposure to the elements, existing climate location as well as the need to insulate the door. One popular type of entry door usually has a steel skin with some polyurethane foam insulation core and typically includes a magnetic strip as weather-stripping. The R-values of most fiberglasses clad and steel entry doors usually range from R-5 to R-6. It is also worth mentioning that the disadvantage of glass doors being used as entry doors is mainly because they are poor insulators but current or modern glass doors have a thermal break which is basically a plastic insulator between the outer and inner parts of the frame, making the door quite sturdy and well insulated.
Another factor that you need to take into consideration is how you are going to install the door. In most instances, entry doors are sold pre-hung. These doors usually come with steel or wood frames and demand that you remove an existing doorframe from the rough opening before you start the installation. These doors are usually easier to install because once the frame fits snugly into the rough opening then it is easy to install the unit as desired.
The overall durability of the unit in question must also be taken into account. You must choose a durable entry door since it is bound to be one of the most frequently used doors in your home. The unit should be durable enough so as to resist daily wear and tear that’s expected from unpredictable weather. If you opt for a wood door, make sure it has been properly treated since wood of poor quality will come with associated high maintenance costs due to rotting and peeling, this may end up calling for frequent replacement and repainting.
Generally, installing a modern entry door to your home is bound to add some glitz and glamor to the overall look of your home and make it very secure. Here are some of the most popular manufactured home entry doors readily available in the market. They include but are not limited to the following:
1) Product Name: Mastermark 4000 Windemere Sidelight Door
Product Price: $ 1199.00
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Product Details: this unit can be used for a swing door with pivot hardware for the home’s exterior. The panels are 1-1/4 Innerbond double raised panels with � insulated decorative glazing. The unit is sold pre-hung and the wood has been well treated.
2) Product Name: Solid Wood Classic Series Single Door
Product Price: $ 1799.00
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Product Details: fitted with raised double hip wood panels and raised wood traditional moldings, the unit is triple insulated, diamond beveled and comes with a privacy glass. Made of Mahogany wood coupled with furniture quality finish, the unit is sold pre-hung with a solid wood frame or jamb.
3) Product Name: Solid Oak Door with 4 Panels
Product Price: $ 889.00
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Product Details: a solid oak door with four panels and fitted with half moon lite insulated clear glass, the unit is sold inclusive of hinges and brick mold. A pre-hung door, it is available with very solid Mahogany jambs of different sizes. Can be purchased either as right or left hand swing.
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