Your front door is the first impression visitors get when walking up to your residence. The threshold your guests cross sets the tone for the environment they’re walking into, so the doorway is your chance to make a statement about what experience you want them to have. Some of our favorite front doors make a bold statement — some classic, and some an elegant welcome from the outside in. We’re going to look at our five favorite exterior doors, considering different style options, durability expectations, and investment levels.
Favorite Modern Style Front Door
Therma-Tru’s Fiber-Classic Oak Collection is sleek and contemporary, with clean lines and rich wood tones. It comes in nine Prismaguard stain options from light Wildflower Honey to luscious Raven. Pair the shade of your choice with a geometric, satin etch glass or other modern glass option.
Therma-Tru’s doors are known for their high-performance finishes, durable fiberglass body, and energy-efficient design. This collection comes in three different sizes to accommodate your door frame. Welcome modern luxury into your home with Therma-Tru’s Oak doors.
Favorite Farmhouse Style Exterior Door
Teem Wholesale, Inc. developed the Liberty Door Series for “distinguished” customers. Even though these doors have a natural farmhouse quality there is nothing “rustic” about them. With both raised and flat panel exterior doors available, all of the Liberty Series doors are made of the highest quality elegant hardwood. All of their doors are made with a laminated stave core, ensuring strength matching the doors’ beauty.
Teem Wholesale, Inc is proud that their Liberty door series qualifies as a “Made in America” product. The wood is sourced from Appalachia and shaped by custom craftsmen into a beautiful front door. Liberty takes door crafting very seriously: “…it’s not just a door, it’s a way of life.” If you’re prepared to bring that level of dedication into your home, choose a Liberty door.
Favorite Contemporary Front Door
Weiland’s pivot doors are a great example of contemporary art and are one of our favorite front doors. These elegant and futuristic doors can operate on a single pivot that can swing in and out or a double pivot that swings in or out. They might seem like something out of a movie, but you can have one in your own home.
Available in sizes up to 9 feet wide and 13 feet all, everything about these doors is customizable. Weiland has a variety of extravagant finish options in either aluminum or wood with detailed color matching available so the door will blend perfectly with your home’s exterior. In addition to design, what sets Weiland pivot doors apart is their high performance glass that can handle even the toughest weather conditions.
Favorite Classic Wood Front Door
Simpson’s 7216 Bungalow is part of the Bungalow Series of exterior doors. It has everything we love about a classic front door. The wood tone is warm and inviting, and the door’s structure is a perfect example of American craftsman style. This door features engineered all-wood stiles and rails with an Innerbond Double Hip-Raised panel with a beaded v-groove surface.
If fir doesn’t suit your look, you can choose any other wood species. This door is also available in nearly any size with various glass options to choose between. Simpson also offers this door in a variety of customizable mounting options: on standard hinges, on barn door track hardware, as a swinging, pivoting or sliding door.
Favorite All-Around Exterior Door
Finally, one of our favorite front doors for all-around quality and value is ThermaTru’s Classic Craft American Style Collection. It has everything we love about ThermaTru including its comprehensive warranties and energy efficiency and packages it in a beautiful fiberglass door. This door has the look of real wood and none of the maintenance.
ThermaTru is known for creating products that are easy to install and interact with. Their fiberglass doors are also highly resistant to weather and fading. This collection is available in a variety of color options that are sure to complement your home’s design.
Where Can I Find Them?
Thinking about a new front door for your own home? If you liked any of these, or would like to look at more options, be sure to stop into a Zeeland Lumber & Supply showroom! We proudly carry all of the doors listed above, and our expert team members can help you find the perfect exterior door for your budget and your style. Reach out to us online with any questions or more information about our favorite exterior doors.