Although it may not seem like it, your front door plays three very important roles. It’s the centerpiece of your home’s exterior, as well as a barrier to weather and intruders. If you’re in the market for a new door, you’ve got many options, including iron doors—but is a single entry door the right choice, or should you go for a double door? We’ll help you compare.

Single Doors

Because they’re so common, single doors are a style that can be found just about anywhere. Their smaller size and high availability can mean that they’re more affordable than their double counterparts. Single doors also take up less, room, making them the perfect choice for small entryways—but that doesn’t mean they’re the boring choice; far from it!

That front door can be used to dress up your entryway, big time. Just choose one in a different material than expected. A beautiful option can be found in wrought iron doors. There are tons of gorgeous designs out there to complement every exterior style.

However, before choosing any single door, it’s important to measure your entryway to ensure it is the size of a standard single door, which is between 32 and 36 inches wide. If your door is a single style but is 42 inches wide, it’s classified as an extra-wide single door.

Double Doors

Vatican Eyebrow Top w/ Sidelights Double Iron Doors

Double doors may not be seen on as many homes as single doors, but that’s the point! Double doors really make an impression, especially if you have a larger home. In this case, a double door can help show off your home’s architectural features. Practicality is a definite pro of a double door—if you need to get large items in and out, this size will give you plenty of room.

Because of their “wow factor,” double doors are the perfect complement if you’re lucky enough to have a spacious interior entryway. Just as with single doors, double doors are available in a wide range of styles. However, most times, you are forced to choose from pre-existing styles. If you’re looking for something that’s really unique, customizable iron double doors might be just what you had in mind.

Just as with single doors, you’ll definitely want to measure your entryway to ensure a perfect fit.

Now that you know the benefits of different door sizes, which one will you choose? When you’re ready to decide, Universal Iron Doors experts can help. All of our products are completely customizable and made with 150 years of blacksmithing experience. Double and single iron doors are unique and breathtaking and can increase your home’s value. Browse our live inventory or give us a call: (818) 771-1003.