We carry everything from a modern to a retro style door and beyond. Non-standard door? No problem - Blue Sky can custom design it and make your home look better than ever.
There are many door styles. They vary based on whether you use them for interior or exterior purposes, how many windows they have, how they open and more.
Do not use a door made for interior use as an exterior door. Interior doors are not made to withstand exposure outdoors and are usually hollow. Exterior doors need to provide insulation and security.
In your home, your exterior doors do not need be fire-rated. However, the door to your attached garage does need to be a fire-rated door for opening protection. Fire-rated doors are also required on most commercial buildings to help protect the occupants. They are made of at least partially fire-resistant materials to aid in stopping or slowing down the progress of the fire.
Doors with fewer windows are generally safer, which is why windowed patio doors are only common in the back of homes. That doesn’t keep homeowners from choosing glass doors for front entrances. We recommend having a good security system as reinforcing the door jamb with a strike plate and multipoint locking system.
Patio doors with many windows are generally not your safest option. However, glass doors should always be made of tempered glass. If the glass in the door breaks, this type of glass is less likely to cause harm than your standard annealed glass. Ask your door rep if the door manufacturer you are considering offers additional security features for their doors. Some patio doors, including some sliding patio doors, can be made with reinforced locking systems.
Fiberglass doors are often cited as the most energy-efficient door option. That is mostly because the material is a poor conductor of heat and electricity.