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Choosing a Front Door

There are many options to choose from when deciding on a front door. Learn the facts so you can choose the best one for your needs.

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exterior doors are sealed by compression or magnet
Photo 4 of 4Exterior doors are sealed in one of two ways.

Types of Seals(4 of 4)

  • Compression sealed doors use a flexible PVC gasket that fits along the four sides of an entry way. When the door is closed, the gasket is compressed into place to form a tight seal.

  • Magnetically sealed doors are made of metal or steel and have a magnetic seal similar to those found on refrigerator doors. They are a more expensive option, but they're extremely energy efficient.