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Most houses have several different kinds of doors. Each door is designed to address a particular need. All doors are classified as exterior, interior and utility doors. They are differentiated by construction, weather-tightness, function, appearance, weight and related factors that determine whether or not they can endure exposure to the elements.

A door's function determines its construction, appearance, and operation. For example, if the door is meant for security purposes, it will feature solid, durable construction and highly effective hardware. If the door is meant to permit natural light or views then it will incorporate glass, such as a French door or glass slider. If the door is meant for ventilation then the door may have a louvered construction or a portion that swings open. Lastly, if the door is meant for dining rooms, a lightweight, hollow-core door is often preferred.

Types of Exterior Doors

  • Front entry doors
  • Back doors
  • French doors
  • Glass sliders
  • Patio doors

Types of Interior Doors

  • Hinged doors
  • Sliding glass doors (bypass)
  • Sliding wooden doors (bypass)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Bi-Fold doors
  • Multi-Fold doors

Important Things To Know About The Different Types Of Doors

  • Door manufacturers like Therma-Tru, Simpson Door, Pella Patio Doors, and Peachtree vary in style and features.
  • Interior doors are lighter in weight and less durable compared to exterior doors.
  • Since wood is the most desirable look, most doors are designed to look like wood. Steel and fiberglass can simulate the look of wood, while also being more affordable, better insulators, and requiring far less maintenance.
  • All-wood doors are made from softwoods or hardwoods, which are more durable and elegant such as oak, hickory, maple, cherry, walnut, pine and poplar.
  • Sliding wooden doors are used for closets and can include mirrors. Mirrors create the illusion of space and can brighten up a room.
  • Fiberglass-composite doors are made from a core of rigid insulation clad with a fiber-reinforced polymer. They are also often embossed with artificial wood grain so they look like wood. The artificial wood grain will not chip or scratch.
  • Hinged doors that swing open into inconvenient places or small spaces should be replaced with pocket doors if possible.
  • If appearance isn’t very important to you, consider steel doors. They are made of heavy-gauge, galvanized steel over a core of rigid foam. They are very strong but look less like wood. Their surfaces usually are coated with polymer or vinyl and are wood-grain embossed.
  • Storm/screen doors are typically made of metal, vinyl, or wood. They may have fixed, sliding, or removable glass and screen panels. All storm doors have a latch and they usually automatically shut with either spring hinges or a hydraulic or pneumatic closer. New versions of these doors have sweeps that prevent breezes from blowing in at the bottom.
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