Upgrading Your Metal Door
When it comes to metal security doors, it's all about the strength of the materials, the decorative scrollwork, grids, gratings, and welded iron mesh. The durability of a metal door relies upon the quality of workmanship, the quality of the hinges and bearings that support the door, and coatings. In this example, the antique metal double-door set shows the markings of a long life, particularly in the reinforced kick panels.
The ornamental work in this metal door retains much of its original grandeur. But if you were choosing a replacement or new reproduction door for your home, it might pay to ask for installers to include reproduction hardware that will secure your investment over the long-haul. Additional masonry work can further add appeal in creating a more solid frame and footer.