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Front door recommendation (by Jason [VA]) Jun 12, 2019 5:10 PM
       Front door recommendation (by Richard [MI]) Jun 12, 2019 6:05 PM
       Front door recommendation (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 12, 2019 8:28 PM
       Front door recommendation (by J [FL]) Jun 12, 2019 8:59 PM
       Front door recommendation (by Steve [MA]) Jun 12, 2019 9:06 PM
       Front door recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 12, 2019 10:00 PM
       Front door recommendation (by DJ [VA]) Jun 12, 2019 11:23 PM
       Front door recommendation (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 13, 2019 12:59 AM
       Front door recommendation (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 13, 2019 8:01 PM

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Front door recommendation (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 5:10 PM
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I just signed a contract on my newest addition, a brick 4/2 in a quiet area. The first repair that's on my list will be to replace the front door with something that I'll hopefully never have to touch again. What material/brand would you all recommend?

Unfortunately, the existing door has side lights, which is going to add to the price tag.

--73.177.xxx.xx




Front door recommendation (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 6:05 PM
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Is it realistic to close down the side light area then just use a standard door? Maybe put decorative panels where windows were? Of course you'll need to reframe and finish both sides of the wall, but maybe 250-300 for that plus maybe $200+ instal on the door, so it might not be cost effective. Still, those nice doors with sidelights might be $800+ plus installation.

Unless it's a high end place most any standard door from any major maker is good for 30+ years.

Not a whole lot of room to save much money. --71.10.xx.xxx




Front door recommendation (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 8:28 PM
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At rentals tenant sometimes kick the door. Carry something through the doorway and scratch it. For this reason I do not spend

extra money on a show piece front door. Something that can be repaired, re-stained or painted. If the door has a stained glass insert, I make sure the glass on both sides is covered with a impact proof plastic transparent goods...

Depending if your store is standard size, 36", 34" or 32" -- they can be found everywhere. In my case many of my doors are 40" and I have to custom make them or spend $500 for a basic wood door. --47.156.xx.xx




Front door recommendation (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 8:59 PM
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I recently paid Lowe's $35 to have an estimate done for a new fiberglass door on the side of the house (garage side). It was ridiculous, $900 total. I decided not to do it at all because the door is still fixable. I suggest avoiding the big box stores and their subcontractors. --72.188.xx.xxx




Front door recommendation (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 9:06 PM
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I prefer to use paintable fiberglass doors with rot resistant jambs. I presume your existing door is 36" with a 12" or 14" sidelight & possibly has 908 brick moulding for the exterior casing.

If that is the case you could center a 36" door in the RO & fill in the sides with some extra wide decorative casings. --96.237.xx.xx




Front door recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 10:00 PM
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If a covered porch I go by price. Regular steel doors.

If not we go with Fiberglass door and full composite jambs and brick molding. So no rust or rot.

Usually not much more than the no rot jambs. Which most are just first 12" composite.

In stock items box stores are good on prices.

If non stock I do better at one of the large building supply companies that build their own doors.

--73.152.xx.xxx




Front door recommendation (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 11:23 PM
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I prefer an insulated steel door. Pre-hung with vinyl brick mold.

Perhaps shift the door to the latch side of the hole, then frame and install a fixed, long, narrow window on the hinge side.

> Can't break window & reach inside to unlatch

> Easier to replace in the future. --68.10.xxx.x




Front door recommendation (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 12:59 AM
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Jason,

When you said sidelights I assume it's a nicey nice house.

Even on our mid priced homes I install a "Jump Back Loretta did you see that gorgeous door!"

First impressions count. Momma picks the house. Momma wants nicer than her friends. A really nice door is only $100 more than a blah door, and will help "sell" the house for years to come. Set the tone of "quality" when they drive up.

Beveled glass, with a modern or classic design. NO OVALS!!! Those are for old ladies and mobile homes.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Front door recommendation (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:01 PM
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No steel in rentals, they will dent it in a week. Fiberglass. Fill in the sidelight unless your price point requires it for asthetics. --47.216.xx.xxx



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