When most people think about metal doors they often think of the large segmented doors used on warehouses. In fact, there are several types of doors made of metal which are also used on residential homes. These doors can be used as screen or storm doors or as security doors. A metal door company will offer a variety of styles for both of these categories.
Metal Storm Doors
These doors are generally designed so they can be used in warm weather months as well as in cold weather months. The door will usually have the lower section and frame made of metal while the upper half of the body will have a screen insert. The top area will also have a solid panel made of either glass or clear plastic that can slide up and down to provide more or less protection against the weather.
A company selling these doors will offer customers their choice of panels made of glass or plastic. In some cases, both the top and bottom sections could be made of glass or plastic with screen inserts. The metal frame can be left uncolored or coated with a weather resistant colored material.
Metal Security Doors
These doors are generally made of wrought iron to make them harder to break through. The iron segments or bars can be shaped and positioned within the frame to create many different decorative designs. A company selling these doors could carry doors with sunburst patters as well as those made with more the traditional twisted or filigree iron bars often seen on wrought iron fences. The more intricate the pattern the more expensive the door will be.
Residents interested in purchasing an iron security door can also find companies selling styles that have double lock boxes. This frame allows one lock box to be used for a lock bearing door handle and the other can be used for a deadbolt. The double system provides more security than a single lock system. Security doors are typically available in black, but companies could carry some styles with protective colored coatings as well. Some of the common colors available are brown, silver and white.
In addition to the metal doors a company sells for the house, it could also sell larger doors for a residential garage. Insulated metal garage doors will help keep the interior of the garage warm during the winter.