Sunday, June 24, 2007
Exterior Door Styles - Glass, Iron, Wood doors
Just to let you guys know that six-panel colonial wood doors , steel, and fiberglass are still the most popular door style, we know cause we sell this. Doors with a greater number of panels are associated with romantic styles, such as Mediterranean and Santa Fe, while round-top versions are particularly well suited to Tudor architecture. The romantic styles are also good candidates for board-and-batten doors, which nowadays are made with a foam core for improved energy performance. Black iron hardware, preferably hand forged, is the norm for this style.
Exterior glass doors, including French doors and patio & wood doors, are more common on the back of a house than on the front. Traditional versions feature multiple panes, whereas contemporary glass doors are single-lite. Half-and-half doors are common for side and rear entries. They are called out by the number of lites on the top half and the number of panels on the bottom half, such as a six-lite over two-panel door. Dutch doors are half-and-half doors with upper and lower portions that swing independently of each other.
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