How to Make the Right Door Decision

Need a new door for the entryway? Or maybe one to replace an existing bedroom or closet door? If you aren’t schooled in the differences between interior and exterior doors, you could end up purchasing the wrong type of door, only to have to go out and purchase another one.
Exterior doors should be heavy duty and weatherproofed. Insulated metal or steel doors offer long-term wear and help keep out the cold. They’re also more secure. Wood doors don’t last as long, as they can warp, rot,
and shrink.

For the interior, it’s best to use ready-to-hang, hollow-core doors. They’re lightweight and cost less. Installation is easy because they already have a hole for the doorknob and come with hinge cut-outs.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.