Exterior Door Choices?

When selecting an exterior door, there are many factors to consider, especially when it comes to your main front door. It is after all, typically the first thing people notice when approaching and entering your home.  As a result it’s important to select the style and design that you believe best suits and compliments your home. If you’re in the market for a new exterior door, here are the most common choices.


Fiberglass doors are a great option. These doors can replicate the look of wood at a fraction of the cost. Fiberglass can be painted or stained with matching frames. These doors are energy efficient, easy to maintain, and can be selected in a variety of designs and colours to suit your style. With high-quality weather-stripping, strong sills, durable hinges, and frames built to last, fiberglass is a fantastic choice.


Steel is renowned for its strength and durability. That’s what has made Steel doors the most popular option for years. If you’re looking for a time tested solution steel may be the door for you. Aside from being environmentally friendly, these doors are designed for superior protection and durability with an airtight seal. They can also be combined with glass panels for that extra flare of aesthetic appeal. Scheel Window & Door steel doors are manufactured right in our plant in Arnprior and installed with care by our professional installation team.


If money isn’t a significant concern and you want that rustic, traditional, classic charm, then wood is a great choice for you. Though clearly not as durable as fiberglass or steel, properly finished a wood can be durable and long lasting. That said a wood door will require significantly more maintenance. This will include regular staining. Keep this in mind as good quality fiberglass doors when finished properly are almost indistinguishable from wood at a fraction of the cost.

Depending on your preferences, there is a great selection of materials and styles to choose. Always take into account the location of the door, our climate, the level of durability and security that is desired. Each material has its own advantages, so take the time to consider each so that you can choose what will match best your desired look and your lifestyle.

Visit the Scheel Window & Door showroom to get an idea for the quality and style of front entry doors we manufacture. Don’t forget to request your free quote!