Spotlight On Exterior Doors

What impression would you like your front door to give? Thankfully, plenty of color, design, and glass options can help communicate a dreamy welcoming message. The right choice can be an eye-catching piece of art that radiates allure at the very beginning of a home. Browse through the snapshots below and let your imagination conjure ideas of what could be.


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Most exterior doors are constructed from fiberglass, wood, or steel. The advantages of each material is summarized below to help guide consumers and builders with their choices. Understanding the Anatomy of Exterior Doors can also be helpful in the decision-making process.

Fiberglass

This material can withstand the extremes of any climate. Featuring the fine detailing of knots and grains, they also look and feel like genuine wood doors. The maintenance involved with fiberglass doors is minimal, making it a solid choice for those who don't have the time for frequent upkeep.

Wood

For those who don't wish to compromise when it comes to beauty, the solid wood door is the obvious choice. They come in many types of delicious woods and feature gorgeous details in color, knots, and grains. With all their charm, wood doors are a prized dessert for the eyes. There is more cleaning and finishing involved, but that will not be enough to dissuade wood door enthusiasts.

Steel

Steel doors are built to last offering strength and durability. They are also treated to resist rust and will only require some maintenance in very moist climates. Consumers looking for an economical yet safe and secure choice favor steel.

Once a material selection is made, another good idea is to learn how to properly Measure for an Exterior Door before you place any orders. Even if you are not performing the installation, it’s good to know the process.


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Decorative glass is a beautiful way to add personality to a door and home. It also provides both illumination and privacy in a charming composition of light, textures, and colors.

ODL considered views and viewpoints from around the world as they designed their Perspectives line. Textures, colors, patterns, terrain, objects, cultural influences—all led to this diverse collection of privacy glass styles for your entry door. Get inspired!

Blanca

Blanca

Offering a high level of privacy and an understated backdrop, Blanca has a frosted, slightly stippled surface.

Cumulus

Cumulus

Offering a high level of privacy and an understated backdrop, Blanca has a frosted, slightly stippled surface.

Geo-Tex

Geo-Tex

Geo-Tex's highly textured, geometric pattern is reminiscent of the pottery of Native Americans or weavings found in Moroccan markets.

Linen

Linen

Linen's lightly etched glass and woven pattern complement casual or formal entryway designs.

Micro-Granite

Micro-Granite

Micro-Granite blends texture and pattern to create a surface reminiscent of small textured polished pebbles.

Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic finds inspiration in the cobblestone streets of historic villages and the soft reflections of a stony streambed.

Rain

Rain

Rain features a vertical pattern and textured surface that create the illusion of rain trickling down a window.

Streamed

Streamed

The pronounced vertical pattern and strong ribbed texture of Streamed create the illusion of the organic flow of water in your entryway.

Vapor

Vapor

Reminiscent of Northern Lights, Vapor creates an ethereal play of light and shadow and a medium level of privacy for your entryway.

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