Article submitted by ETO Doors Corp.
In Steel City, it’s probably a requirement to use steel as part of your home’s decor, but a wrought iron door is entirely appropriate for any home, regardless of location. The wrought iron screen adds additional security and texture to your front door and also allows fresh air to pas through unhindered.
For warmer climates, the wrought iron screen door can be a perfect companion to cool the house in the evening. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see homes in Los Angeles and Miami use a deadbolt iron screen door as the primary locking door. There can be huge energy savings when you allow cool air into your home at night.
If you’re bored with the classic iron coloring, remember iron can be painted with a metal-bonding paint. Make sure to check with your local home improvement or paint store when selecting the paint, choosing the wrong type will lead to chipping and peeling. For painting design, it’s best to consider using a spray paint rather than the classic brush style-painting. Surprised? Spray paint is truly viable option given considerable improvements made to the technology over the past few years, but remember to keep the paint in a well-ventilated area and away from young children or pets.
For cooler climates, the wrought iron door can be a less practical option, although it hasn’t stopped the Pittsburgh’s builders from using the iron door consistently throughout the City. To achieve a wrought-iron appeal without purchasing a full iron screen, consider full or 3/4 French doors that include an iron design insert. With the insert, you create a more rugged aesthetic, but retain the weather-sealing components that come with a french door. And to avoid confusion, french doors don’t necessarily mean those doors that open outward, but rather doors with full, 3/4, or 1/2 cut out with a glass insert.
ETO Doors has a complete line of wrought-iron French door options available at www.etodoors.com. If you would prefer to speak with a professional about your project, call 888-DOORS-ETO to speak with a live salesperson about wrought iron doors, and the options available for quick shipment nationwide.
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