There are countless ways to update your home and make it more efficient, secure, and appealing, and choosing the right entry door is a big part of this process! Although finding the perfect door for your home may seem simple, you’ll probably be surprised by the number of different options available on today’s market, and the team at WindowWorks wants to ensure that you find the right solution at the right price.

One of the biggest factors to consider in selecting a new entry door is the material that it is made of. Traditionally, entry doors were made from wood, but other materials have carved out a unique niche in the market due to their durability and overall low-maintenance upkeep. One of these materials is steel, and steel entry doors can make a beautiful and secure addition to any home in Chicago and beyond.

So, what is it that makes steel a solid choice for a door replacement? How do you know that it’s right for your home? Let’s start with the basics!

What is a Steel Entry Door? 

You may assume that a steel door is solid metal, but that is rarely the case unless you’re dealing with a marine or military application. Solid steel would be too heavy and cumbersome for traditional home use. Instead, these doors are made with the following components:

  • Interior: Inside your steel door replacement is a high-density polyurethane foam. This makes the door both lightweight and impressively energy efficient.

  • Exterior: This is where the “steel” comes in! The foam interior is coated with steel for incredible durability and added security. Many of these doors can also be customized with a woodgrain look.

  • Hardware: To complete your new steel entry door, you’ll choose from a variety of hardware options to complement the look of your home and improve overall security. 

Advantages of a Steel Entry Door Installation

While wood and fiberglass doors all have their benefits, steel entry doors are an innovative solution for getting the custom exterior you want with the lifetime durability that you need when investing in your home. With the high-quality steel doors from WindowWorks, you’ll be getting guaranteed products that come with several advantages and benefits including: 

  • Affordable Pricing: Steel doors are typically more affordable than other door styles, while still offering impressive security, style, and value.

  • Durability: Strength is one of the key features of a steel door, and the galvanized metal used in construction holds up to the harshest Midwestern elements and protects against forced entry.

  • Custom Style: A steel door doesn’t have to look like plain, old metal! In fact, we can customize your door with a wide range of colors, finishes, and design details for stunning curb appeal.

  • Superior Efficiency: Energy efficiency is vitally important in the climate of the Midwest, and the unique make-up of steel doors helps to cut down on drafts—and your high utility costs!

  • Easy Installation: Lightweight steel entry doors are quick and seamless to install, and our door installation services are backed by a quality guarantee. 

At WindowWorks, we stand behind the quality of all of the steel doors we offer, and we’d love to help you choose the perfect new door replacement for your home! Give us a call today to learn more about our steel entries and door installation services, or fill out our online form now to take the first step in setting up your free consultation.