If you live on a busy street, you might be tired of all of the noise that comes into your home. A new front door and related back and side doors offer updated features that can help keep the inside of your home quieter. Having one of these doors professionally installed may also provide other benefits to your home.
Solid Wood Doors
Wood is an excellent insulator. The thickness of a solid wood door that does not have any windows will help muffle any sounds from the outdoors. Look for a wood door made of solid wood, not particle board. Choose the thickest wood door your door frame can accommodate and avoid those with windows.
Insulated Steel Doors
A new front door made of insulated steel is another great choice for reducing sounds. The insulation acts to absorb sound waves. As an added benefit, the insulation can also help improve the thermal resistance of your home.
Installing a new insulated steel front door could also lower your home heating and air conditioning costs because there will be less air leaking through the door. In addition to these benefits, a steel door is also fireproof and resistant to damage caused by would-be burglars.
Fiberglass and Composite Door Systems
A new front door made from fiberglass has nearly the same thermal resistance value as a door made of steel. This type of a door is lighter in weight and comes in a wider range of styles. A composite door is more expensive than fiberglass or steel, but it can be made with a finish that mimics the look of wood, which is the most expensive type of exterior door.
Make sure the door you choose has at least 1 inch of foam core insulation. The insulation may be made of polyurethane foam or another material.
Whatever material you prefer, remember to have them professionally installed by door experts like Coastal Contract Hardware in Myrtle Beach, SC. We service other areas in North and South Carolina such as Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC, as well as other surrounding areas and counties. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as well!