An eye-catching iron door can transform the entrance to your home into an impressive sign. There are many things to consider when choosing an iron door for your home, especially since Orange County Iron Works offers a wide selection.
Although custom iron doors look great in any home, choosing the right iron door for your home and taste comes down to choosing a door that fits the style and aesthetic of your home.
Thinking about installing a new custom iron door in your home? Here are a few things to consider before you buy.
Why choose custom iron doors?
Front doors are not just a means of entering and exiting your home. On the contrary, these doors enhance the curb appeal of your home while providing a higher level of security. If you’re looking for a new entryway, wrought iron doors have a number of benefits that make them a great choice.
Here are some of the main reasons why you should buy a wrought iron door for your home, rather than a door made of any other material.
Advantages of wrought iron doors
When you explore iron door design, you will find that there is a wide variety of designs available, each offering a unique representation of traditional or contemporary design.
Iron doors add a unique and artistic look to any home. They are either double-leaf or single-leaf and can be equipped with subframes or transoms.
In addition to the style of door, you also have the option of choosing a unique door color. While most people probably think of wrought iron doors as traditional silver or gray metal, they can actually be painted in a variety of colors to add an extra touch to your home.
If you choose a colored wrought iron door, make sure the paint is of good quality, durable and protective to ensure the door’s longevity.
Durability and safety
All materials used for doors have their advantages and disadvantages. Although wood doors are the most common, they too can harden and swell in extreme heat and humidity, requiring frequent replacement. Glass doors let in a lot of light, but can break easily and offer little security.
With wrought iron doors, you can expect the highest level of strength and durability. Iron doors are resistant to the elements and offer reliable protection. With an iron door, your front door will not need to be replaced for decades.
Another great benefit of wrought iron doors is the amount of light they allow into your home. The more light you have in your home, the less energy you have to spend on lighting and you can still enjoy natural sunlight.
Wrought iron doors can be fitted with glass in a variety of shapes and sizes without compromising security. This allows you to decide how much sunlight you want to let into your home.
What to look for when choosing a custom-made iron door
When it comes to doors, there are two important decisions you need to make. The first decision is to choose a bi-fold or single leaf door, and the second is to choose a square or curved door.
Single entry doors are suitable for most small spaces, while double iron doors are more suitable for larger homes. Square doors are simple, modern and easy to use, while arched doors will suit you if your home is older and you have the budget for a custom-designed door.
As mentioned earlier, the beauty of all custom iron doors is that there are hundreds of design options that can be tailored to your personal taste. You can create straight, clean lines with sleek, modern wrought iron or weave a pattern of hinges and swirls to give your entryway a more elegant look.
Again, this is a matter of personal taste, but it gives you the opportunity to accentuate the character of your home.
If you decide to glass your iron door, you will need to consider how much glass will be used in the door itself. Some bespoke iron doors have glass only on the top half of the door, while others have glass on the entire door.
Also consider texture options such as frosted glass, geometric or organic patterns, and whether the glass part of the door can be opened on sunny days.
Many people overlook handles when choosing a door, but they are just as important to your door as the door itself. There are many different types of handles, with locking, oval or round handles and different finishes.
Although it may seem like a small detail, choosing the right handle and finish is vital to creating your own unique door.
At, we believe that every home deserves individual originality. With our, you can give your home a unique touch of elegance and sophistication. Our custom wrought iron doors, wrought iron stairs, railings and other products are extremely practical and unmatched in durability.