If you have been thinking about upgrading the entry doors on your home, you may have considered wrought iron doors. We understand that you may have heard some of the myths concerning custom iron doors. It is our hope, by debunking these myths, that you will decide to choose wrought iron doors for your home.

Myth #1: Wrought iron doors cost too much.

Many people believe wrought iron doors are expensive because of their luxurious designs and features. Several different options are available in various door designs to fit into your budget.

You could choose from one of the numerous door designs from our live inventories. These designs are budget-friendly and come in a wide range of sizes and pricing points.

Another option, if you have your heart set on customizing your iron doors, is to consider various financing options. Financing allows you to have the custom doors you dream of for your home with affordable monthly payments at favorable interest rates.

Other benefits gained by investing in wrought iron doors include:

  • Increases the curb appeal of your home.
  • Increases the value of your home.
  • Reduces your energy bills, thanks to energy-efficient features like thermal glass, polyurethane foam filling, waterproofing, and weatherstripping seals.

Myth #2: Wrought iron door sizes require renovating entryways.

You would be surprised by how many people believe the iron doors require a full renovation of the entryways into the home. They often assume that iron doors must be double doors or that, even with a single door design, it will be much bigger than a standard door size.

The truth is that wrought iron doors come in a variety of sizes. If you have a non-standard entryway, you can have our ironsmiths craft custom iron doors in the sizes you require.

Myth #3: Iron door installation is expensive.

Some people think their existing doorway structures will not be sturdy enough to support the weight of wrought iron doors. The assumption is that the entire doorway structures have to be replaced to accommodate iron door installation.

However, that is not entirely the case. Depending on the type of materials used for the doorway framing and their condition, they do not require any costly modifications.

If framing or other parts of the doorway need to be replaced, it would still be necessary whether you were installing an iron door or a traditional door style. So, wrought iron door installation costs are equivalent to traditional entry door installation costs in most cases.

Myth #4: Wrought iron doors are not as secure as steel doors.

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Steel and other door materials just cannot stand up to the strength of wrought iron. Wrought iron is a durable and sturdy material. The scrollwork and other features on the doors function similarly to iron bars over windows.

Not to mention, when glass is part of the door design, it is a high-quality glass that is impact-resistant, making it harder to break. Furthermore, homes with wrought iron doors have fewer burglaries compared to homes with steel doors.

Myth #5: Wrought iron doors are hard to maintain, and they rust quickly.

Our wrought iron doors have a special finish and coating on them that makes them resistant to scratching, fading, denting, and the elements, including water, as well as extreme temperatures. Most people are surprised by how little they have to do to maintain their new wrought iron doors.

Wrought iron door maintenance requires a quick monthly cleaning to remove dust, dirt, and pollen. That is typically all you have to do to maintain the gorgeous appearance of your new wrought iron doors.

Never let myths be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing new entry doors for your home. It is better to find out the truth about wrought iron doors and the benefits they can provide you and your home.

For further information about wrought iron doors and iron door customization options or to request a free quote, please feel free to contact Universal Iron Doors at 818-771-1003 today!