The Many Advantages Of Iron Doors

When considering the possibility of purchasing iron doors for your home over the typical wood or fiberglass doors, there are several advantages to keep in mind. Compared to other, rather plain doors available on the market today, iron doors can add to your home's overall beauty and uniqueness, whether you are choosing to remodel or are building new. There are several advantages when considering the use of iron doors in your home.

Home Value

Studies have shown that installing iron doors increases the home's value overall.  Wrought iron doors are made of high-quality steel and are handmade works of art that can endure the length of a lifetime.  The beauty and endurance of iron doors can be an essential factor when looking to sell your home down the road.  Because they are long-lasting and handmade, iron doors are often more expensive than the usual run-of-the-mill wood or fiberglass doors. However, essential to note is that as long as the door is properly maintained, it will likely never need replacing.


Iron doors are available in various styles to fit any home décor.  If you can't find one premade that fits suits your needs, you have the option of having one custom designed to your specifications.  With a customized door, you will be able to have it reflect your taste and style, leading to it being unlike any other entry.  You can determine the ironwork, the scrollwork, and the glass panes—all created to your specific requirements and details.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is vital when choosing to sell a home; we all want our homes to get noticed.  When someone looks at your home and sees your iron doors, with their unique and exclusive design, the curb appeal factor will shoot way up.  The main reason is that most homes use wood or fiberglass doors, making each one look as common and ordinary as the next.  However, when using an iron door, your home will stand out amongst the crowd, drawing the attention that it so justly deserves.  Once your iron doors are installed, all your neighbors will want to know where they can get some too.

Decreased Maintenance

Due to the very nature of an iron doors composition, less maintenance is involved than is commonly seen with wood or fiberglass doors.  By choosing to use an iron entry door, you are eliminating the problems commonly seen with wood doors, such as rotting, warping, and discoloration due to constant exposure to the harsh rays of the sun.  Maintaining an iron door is as easy as 1-2-3 by simply using soap and water.

Added Security

Wood and fiberglass doors will never be able to provide the level of security that iron doors can. Iron doors are much heavier than wood or fiberglass and have proven to withstand the harshest weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds.  The glass of an iron door comprises a dual-pane and is factory tempered with safety in mind, making it very hard to break.  A properly constructed iron door can feel much like a bank vault door, both heavy and secure.

Energy Efficiency

Nowadays, we are all looking for more ways to save money and create an energy-efficient home.  When considering an iron door, most individuals think they are not energy efficient.  Nothing is further from the truth.  Iron doors are designed for energy efficiency, with the door frame, as well as the glass, being well-insulated.  With this level of insulation, heat loss is significantly reduced due to leaking air.

Added Privacy

When thinking of iron doors, privacy is not the first thing that comes to mind for most individuals. However, iron doors can offer a significant level of privacy in your home.  Several options are available, from clear to forest-colored glass, depending on the level of privacy you would like.  The advantage to iron door glass is that it will maintain the privacy of your home without sacrificing the amount of natural light you receive.

A&A Custom Iron Doors – formerly known as A&A Leaded Glass and Doors – has been a leader in the door business since 1978 and has been fabricating beautiful custom wrought iron doors since 2007.  Contact us today, and one of our manufacturing specialists will be happy to assist you.

Is it time for you to design your custom iron door?

Getting started designing your custom iron door is simple! Simply call us to schedule a meeting at our showroom.
You can look through our website and find examples of iron doors that we've created and installed. We can take your favorite elements of those designs and bring them all together for the iron door that you've always dreamed of.
Call us today at (817) 496-0900, and we will get working on your dream iron door!