Exterior doors and windows cover the front and back of your façade. They might be front doors, patio doors, balcony doors, and anything else as long as they’re visible from the outside. Steel doors and windows are the newest options on the market. Not only are they available as entry, patio, and balcony doors and windows, but interior doors as well.
As entries, steel doors have the whole minimalistic charm down pat. They’re sleek, modern, and an absolutely safe option for contemporary homes, which means you don’t really have to go through the effort of selecting a steel door that matches your home.
Here’s all the more reason to invest in a shiny new black steel door and pair it with a steel window at your home in Colorado.
Steel Windows Make Great Skylights
Steel windows look exquisite when installed as windows, and they look even better when installed as skylights. Instead of a fixed window, buy a casement window. That way, you won’t just get to look at the sunny and starry skies but also open the window to breathe into your surroundings.
Install this window in an attic, especially if you have a slanting roof like the image below. Make a dark top floor even brighter with the odd straight window on an adjacent wall.
Highly Recommended: Air 4 – W40 Double Casement Window
Plenty to Choose From With Steel Doors
Steel doors are anything but boring, and that’s precisely why they’re such a hit among home and business owners in Colorado. You won’t just see front or patio steel doors that swing open because most people get them as space-saving options.
Exterior steel doors come in many types.
· Bi-fold Doors
Bi-fold patio steel doors feature at least three panels that fold over each other when you slide them open. Their folded panels save you space by resting on the other side of your room.
· Sliding Doors
As exterior entries, sliding doors mostly play the role of patio doors. These doors may or may not have a visible threshold, but they do have a sliding track on one or both sides of the wall.
· Dutch Doors
Dutch steel doors are unlike any other hinged door. They have a top-half that opens independently of the bottom half, enabling you to keep any pets or kids inside while also ventilating your interior.
· French Doors
French doors can be installed as a conventional back door leading to a backyard, porch, or deck. They can also be installed as balcony doors or alternated with windows. They’re a classic but remain as relevant as ever.
· Pivot Doors
Pivot steel doors aren’t the first thing homeowners go for when searching front doors for their residential property. Despite being a single door, it can be quite large. Moreover, it’s often associated with commercial establishments due to its resemblance to the revolving door. If that’s what you want, don’t let us stop you.
Highly Recommended: Air 4 – Bi-fold
Steel Doors and Windows are Customizable
Steel doors and windows have a very important card up their sleeve: you don’t have to buy them in standard ready-to-install types. For instance, if you really like an exterior door, but it’s a double set, and you only have enough space for a single door, the manufacturer can customize the door to the size you want.
Similarly, you can tweak your steel door for color, convert it into any of the previously mentioned types, remove or install kickplates, and readjust or remove the T-bars.
As for windows, you could talk to the manufacturer about converting a casement window into a fixed window, remove or add middle, fixed panels, or change the paint on the window. Basically, anything is possible if you just customize.
Highly Recommended: Air 5 – Double Full Arch
Exterior Steel Doors and Windows Transform Home Interiors
Steel doors with high kickplates and minimal glass panels tend to make home interiors look dark and gothic. Conversely, steel doors with no kickplates and maximum glass panels make home interiors look bright and ultra-modern.
Pair a steel front door with as many steel doors as you can, inside and out. Next, alternate between transoms and windows to overlap the outdoors with the indoors. Be sure to avoid walls that are shaded from the outside and get little to no sunlight.
Highly Recommended: Air Lite Dutch – Full Arch
Open New Steel Doors in Colorado
Open yourself to a world of possibilities with an extensive steel door collection by Pinky’s Iron Doors. Check out the iron doors, cold weather doors, and steel doors in their Air Collection, and be sure to end your virtual store hop with windows and transoms. Take your pick from the many space-saving options offered by the manufacturer, and place your order today for swift delivery to Colorado.
Contact Pinky’s Iron Doors for more information and assistance.
About the Author
Trevor is a landscaper based in Colorado who enjoys taking in home exteriors at work. He’s seen his fair share of iron doors by Pinky’s Iron Doors and considers their front and patio doors the best in the region. Although his landscaping blogs have mentioned these exterior doors in passing, this is the first time he’s discussed steel doors exclusively.