A wood door holds up best, and requires less maintenance, in a covered entryway. To be effective, that roof should project at least half the height of the door, including its sill and any overhead windows, such as the transom shown on the right.
Limitations of Wooden Front Doors
Expensive / Absorbs moisture / Can peel or bubble out / Can bow, warp or twist / Will fade / Not energy efficient / Requires regular maintenance
Advantages of Wooden Front Doors
Beautiful wood grain / High end look / Scratches easily repaired / Warm feel and touch
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Cost of Wooden Front Doors
A stock slab door at a home center starts at $150, a prehung around $400. Custom prehung doors can run more than three times that, starting at about $1,500.