A Look at Different Exterior Door Materials

Different homes have different needs when it comes to exterior doors. There are plenty of options on the market–so many that you may have trouble choosing. How do you know if you’re picking a door that will give you and your home the best value?

A door’s material is a major factor that determines how well a door can function. Each door material has its own advantages, some of which will fit your home better than others. Here’s a quick overview of each door material that we can offer and where each option will work best.


Steel is one of the strongest exterior door materials available and it shows. A steel door can withstand impact strong enough to easily break other door options. A steel door can be painted in a wide variety of colors and is a popular pick for homes with a contemporary home design.


Wooden doors are some of the most impressive-looking options in the market and are mainstays of high-end home design. Most wood exterior doors have intricately carved patterns and are coated with stain or varnish that brings out the natural color of the wood. Wooden doors also provide excellent thermal resistance, which is a key factor in making a home more energy-efficient.


If you’re looking for something that won’t require a lot of touch-ups for years to come, fiberglass doors should be your go-to option. A fiberglass exterior door is virtually immune to water-based damage such as rust and rot; plus, it will look good as new for at least 15-20 years. Last but not least, fiberglass doors are lightweight and easy to install.

Have you found the right exterior door option for your home? Get it from Handyman Connection, the area’s trusted source of exterior door solutions. Call us at (650) 437-8995 or fill out our online form for further inquiries.

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