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26 Mar

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Entry Door

Your home’s front door probably takes quite a beating. Intense sun, gale-force winds, sand and nightly cold make for a pretty challenging Arizona environment for your home’s exterior. Plus, if your door is several years old, it may look a little outdated. Ready to treat yourself to an upgrade? You have a lot of door choices. So, what kind of door will add the most curb appeal, the highest degree of security for your family, the best energy efficiency and the greatest increase in value to your property? The answer? An Iron Door.

1. Your Door Tells the Story of Your Home


Your front entry door is what people see first when they approach your home. Your front door is literally making a statement about you, your home, and your family. Making a first impression with the entry way to your home can demonstrate wealth and status, or a sense of charm and friendliness. Whatever you want to say with your front door, don’t leave it to chance or to the look and feel of a ‘big-box’ store selection of doors. According to 5 Things Your Front Door Says About You, “Your front door is so much more than an entrance to your home. It’s a portal to your personality, a glimpse into your greeting and an inkling of what goes on inside”.

Before an after image - light wood door on the left, large, dark brown iron and glass entry door on the right

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Older doors are simply not designed with today’s energy efficiency in mind. Replacing the weather-stripping on an old door might help a little, but if the door itself is not well-made, it won’t do much for your energy efficiency. A brand-new iron entry front door will create a tight seal that can make quite a difference in your home’s total energy consumption by preventing drafts and air leakage. Check out our blog; 5 Ways an Iron Door Helps to Manage Your Energy Bill.

Inside the entryway of a home with large iron and glass French doors.

3. Improved Security


Older doors made of wood or other types of thin material are an easy target for burglars. Iron Entry Doors and Iron Security Doors are almost impossible to penetrate. They are designed to prevent any type of break in. First Impression doors are drilled into the frame of your home so they can’t just be pulled right off. We use one-way 6” screws that cannot be removed with a standard tool. Our doors come with options of single- or double-cylinder deadbolt Kwikset or Schlage locks so your home is well-protected from a break-in. Don’t take a chance on the security of your home and family. According to This Old House, a steel door is your best bet if security and durability are top priorities.

4. Longevity and Maintenance


Older doors can warp, crack, or even become brittle over time. When this happens, you’ll either need to repair your door or replace it completely. Steel front entry doors are made to last. Iron is known for its durability, which means you won’t need to spend a lot of time on maintenance. Iron Doors can handle direct exposure to the sun as well as changing weather conditions without warping or bowing. Steel doors are far more durable than wood. This means you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your new front entry door will stand the test of time.

suburban home with a First Impression Ironworks Entry Door

5. Unique Styles


If you’re aiming to take your home’s style to the next level, a brand-new front door can do wonders to enhance and modernize your home. Modern, industrial, classic, and so many more design influences to choose from, and we’re here to help you choose the best design for your home! Let’s have a little fun and apply your personal style! HGTV has made it easy to narrow down what appeals to your eye and hopefully gets your creative juices flowing.

First Impression Ironworks black iron and glass entry door with a window sidelight


When you are ready for your new front door, give us a call at 602-345-7481 to schedule a free in-home consultation. We take pride in being the industry leader in custom iron doors and gates, and creating ironwork that is often imitated, but never replicated.