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Front Door Frames

When choosing a door, you also need to consider the door frame. Doors may be the standard size or oversize in height and width. Large entry ways may also be able to accommodate double doors.

New or replacement doors generally come pre-hung in wooden or steel frames. Steel frames offer the best security, and in combination with steel or fiberglass doors, they can be quite resistant to forced entry. For wooden doors or frames, a heavy steel strike plate with long screws to anchor it to the frame of the house is essential.

Frame windows can increase the illumination in your home though they also decrease security. If security is a concern for you, look for oversize doors with illumination panels over the door rather than in the full length panels on either side of the door.

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