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Old 10-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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I am looking for some advice on buying exterior doors and screen doors for my house.

I've heard I should go with a metal door instead of wood. I live in Saskatchewan Canada, so winter is always a concern.

Is there any recommendations on what to look for, what to stay away from, rec. brands?

I go into any store and there are tons of selection, just not sure what to look for in a door.

Thanks!

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I am looking for some advice on buying exterior doors and screen doors for my house.

I've heard I should go with a metal door instead of wood. I live in Saskatchewan Canada, so winter is always a concern.

Is there any recommendations on what to look for, what to stay away from, rec. brands?

I go into any store and there are tons of selection, just not sure what to look for in a door.

Thanks!
I personally don't like metal doors, they dent, they rust if not kept up with. Wood doors wood be my first choice, fiberglass wood be my second choice. if your looking for a good door at a reasonably good price then go with fiberglass. (Termo-Tru) would be one I would suggest. Good Luck, BOB

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As Bob Suggested, Seriously consider a Fiberglass Door. I do not like metal doors, for the same reasons he listed. They tend to rust at the metal seams over time, especially so in lower grade locations.
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One thing to consider though, is if you plan to use a full glass storm door. They are not recommended for use on fiberglass door because of the heat build up. There are storm doors out there that have 'disappearing screens', meaning that when you slide the top glass down, the hidden, rolled up screen pulls down with it. They are a bit more expensive, often as much as or more than the entry door itself.
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thankyou for your information.

It gives me a little bit of something to go into a store with, just so I have a bit of direction.

Thanks again
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thankyou for your information.

It gives me a little bit of something to go into a store with, just so I have a bit of direction.

Thanks again
Check the warranties Thermo-tru offers a life time and 20-15 year warranties also. I feel it would be best for you area. BOB
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Third vote for Therma-Tru. I'm putting the Threma-Tru Smooth-Star Fiberglass doors in my new house. After many hours of research and looking at various doors, there were always highly recommended. I have 11 double astragal doors so it was important to get an excellent door with a Low-e glass.
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Masonite's got a pretty cool tool to help you decided, if you decide to go with them.

http://www.masonite.com/max/splash.php
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go with pvc brick moulding instead of wood

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