Choosing the Best Front Door for Desert Weather

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While the entry door to any home can instantly make, or break, the home’s curb appeal, design isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when choosing a front door. That’s because the key to choosing the perfect front door for your home comes from a decision that equally balances design aesthetic with overall durability.  How do you choose the best front door for desert weather?

When focusing on durability, one of the first things to consider when choosing a new front door for your home is how much and what kind of weather the door is going to be exposed to on a regular basis. For instance, a door that can withstand the snow of the mountains may not hold up the same as a door that bears the heat of the desert all year long.

Door Designer Expert Tip: It’s equally important to choose a high-quality weather stripping system to keep both air and water outside where they belong.

Overall, the material you choose should be both durable and complementary to your home’s current façade. You’ll notice when shopping that there are three main material categories to choose from: steel, wood and fiberglass. But as you can already imagine, the different properties of these materials will all interact with the elements in a different way. So, what’s the best front door for desert weather based on those three materials?

Let’s take a look:

Since most front doors in Palm Desert are likely exposed to direct sunlight and extreme heat, a steel door wouldn’t work because it would absorb too much heat making it too hot to touch. A wood door wouldn’t work either, as wood tends to warp, crack and delaminate under direct sunlight as well.

This leaves us with one last material that can withstand the desert sun: fiberglass. Fiberglass doors are tough and virtually maintenance-free making them the perfect front door for a Palm Desert home. Another great thing about fiberglass doors is that they resemble real wood without all the issues of a real wood door.

Here at California Window and Door, our door designers are experts at helping our customers in Palm Desert choose the best front doors for desert weather. We work with several different door distributors, such as Therma-Tru and Plastpro, who specialize in fiberglass doors that are the perfect addition to any Palm Desert home.

Don’t wait. Beat the desert heat this summer with a new front door that can withstand the elements for years to come! Contact us today to request a quote and get started on your next home improvement project.