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13 Dec

Iron Entry Door Or Iron Security Door…Is There A Difference?

You’re not alone if you don’t quite know whether you’re looking for an Iron Entry Door or an Iron Security Door for your Arizona home. What’s the difference anyway? We get this question all the time, so let’s help clear up the matter to make it easy for you to choose which one is right for you.

Optical iron entry door with side light window

First things first: An Iron Entry Door replaces your current or original opening that provides an entry point, often the front door, to your home. It typically opens INTO your home, and welcomes your guests to pass into your home when walking through it. An Iron Entry Door is designed to be your main entry door, it’s insulated and sealed to keep the weather out of your house, and it provides the last secure entryway between the outside world and the private interior of your home.

Alternatively, an Iron Security Door (sometimes known as storm door or a screen door) is mounted to your home outside of your entry door, and it typically opens out, meaning towards the person outside of your home and away from the interior of your home. They are built to allow air flow and light into your home, either with or without a screen divider to compliment the iron frame and structural design. Iron Security Doors are meant to add security and beauty while keeping intruders out!

Royale iron security door with wreath hanging on it

Want to combine the security and elegance of an Iron Entry Door with the airflow and light control options of a Security Screen Door? No problem! We can help you design your iron door with hinged glass or screen panels to give you the best of both worlds in one door. Ask your First Impression Designer for details.

At First Impression Ironworks, we have been building 100% American made iron entry doors and iron security doors for over 25 years!  Every one includes high quality Kwikset or Schlage tamper proof locks with a digital upgrade option. We powder coat our doors with over a dozen available colors. And because each door is designed to fit your style and your budget, each one is custom made by craftsman right here in Arizona. Check out our blog if you need a little help picking your design!

If you still have questions, give us a call at 800-360-1788 or select “Book your In-Home Appointment” above, we’ll bring the showroom to you!