Homeowners have plenty of options when choosing exterior doors, particularly if they’re looking to make an impact with their front door. Wood, fiberglass, and steel make for great choices for their own various reasons, but how about glass exterior doors? Even if one doesn’t choose from glass exterior doors, some other constructions of front doors do incorporate glass. Before choosing and installing a new front door, there are a few aspects to mull over if you are thinking of picking from a selection of glass exterior doors.
Lots of Styles
Style can be a very personal and defining choice of whether you purchase the door or not. With glass exterior doors, there certainly isn’t a shortage of style selections. That’s because the glass alone doesn’t always need to be the main component of the door design. You can consider whether it’s a double or single door, the use of hardware and locks, the door color and glass tint, or if your front door design incorporates sidelights or transoms. Indeed, it would be best if you didn’t let style top your other priorities, like durability, but you have more options than you think with glass doors.
Let in Light
Most homeowners want to let in as much natural light as possible into their home interiors. Therefore, using more windows and glass building materials always seems to be a plus. While this can come down to personal preference in terms of interior style and appearance, people still seem to favor more light than not for their entryway or foyer. There are also considerations like which direction your front door is facing and how large the glass panels are in the door that affects how much light actually comes in, so bear these factors in mind as well.
Let’s talk about an obvious concern with glass exterior doors: the perceived lack of privacy. To an extent, this could be true and a significant issue for some homeowners. As such, glass front doors are typically favored in less-populated, quiet areas and neighborhoods than other places. Further, some doors are made with frosted, textured, tinted, or otherwise decorative glass to offer more privacy than the standard transparent style that often first comes to mind. And similar to how we use window treatments, homeowners can also use curtains and other fabric coverings to create more privacy as needed, while still adding the beauty of a glass door to their home entrance.
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