There are several distinct St. Louis door styles, the ones that are more popular around Gateway City. Nowadays, your entry doors serve multiple purposes: security, insulation, beautification, and so forth. This article will focus on all these crucial factors in order to help you choose the best possible replacement door for your St. Louis home.
Most Common St. Louis Door Styles
First, we want to clarify that entry doors aren’t the only ones worthy of upgrading. There are several other doors that fit many various functions. These include:
- Interior Doors
We can install any indoor style, ranging from flat doors to raised panel doors.
- Patio Doors
These might be the doors that lead from your outdoor patio to your lawn or just any back door. There are a few things you can do here, including French Doors or sliding doors.
- Storm Doors
An extra storm dorm could be a wise investment if you live in a flood-prone area. These can still look beautiful AND help you with energy savings.
- Sliding Doors
Sliding doors are a splendid choice for getting in and out easier if you struggle to open and close heavier doors. These can go to and from your patio, deck, porch, or even in certain interior places.
Investigate Different Door Materials
Especially when we focus on front entry doors, the material choices are a significant factor. There are numerous materials at your disposal, but the most common selections involve some variation of wood, steel, or fiberglass.
Each has its strengths and weaknesses, but here’s where the cost factors are important. Depending on whether it’s finished/unfinished wood, or the level density or thickness, the costs can range from the low hundreds all the way into multiple thousands.
Higher-end fiberglass doors might cost you about $3,000. Aside from costs, you’ll have to consider how durable of a door you need, and while traditional wood can be very appealing, you’ll have to contend with potential moisture problems. Wood rot is a common cause of deterioration for not only the door itself but also the framing (this is true of windows as well).
Three General Door Styles to Guide Your Selection
In our previous article on door styles, we showed you three general door options.
- Solid Doors
These are the most standard entry doors, and a good place to begin, especially if you want to focus on cost-effectiveness. Solid doors are also great for ensuring privacy and match well with many driveway gate systems.
- Craftsman Doors
Craftsman doors are popular in St. Louis and throughout the entire Midwest. They’re known for their nostalgic charm, security capabilities, classical look, energy efficiency, and decorative glass panel opportunities.
- Ornate Doors
Ornate doors can be a little cost prohibitive for some homeowners, but if you really want to invest in extra curb appeal, then they’re worth your consideration. Also known as “decorative doors,” these are the ones that are highly customizable, can really brighten your entryway, and add a ton of home value.
Learn More About St. Louis Door Styles from the Pros at Hawthorn Home Exteriors
We hope this inspires a few ideas about what you can do when it comes time to replace your doors. Don’t let your research efforts end here because there are a lot of selection details to sift through before deciding.
As always, our crew at Hawthorn Home Exteriors is glad to show you other door styles and examples. We also specialize in window replacement and installation of James Hardie Siding, so you can count on us for guidance on almost any outdoor renovation task. For all the work we do, our technicians have full bonding, licensing, and training to install things properly the first time.
If you’d like to learn more about St. Louis door styles, then contact us anytime to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives.