Door Styles and Finishes

Door choices have a significant impact on your home’s appearance, security and energy efficiency. Exterior doors need to withstand weather and temperature extremes, while interior doors need to complement your aesthetics and function for each room. Fortunately, Window World Lake Charles LA offers replacement doors that are made to fit your existing frames without the need for structural alterations.


Many homes feature doors made of wood. They add a rich visual element and are durable enough to endure harsh weather conditions. Wood doors also include natural insulation that can keep home temperatures comfortable all year round.

Choosing the right door can be difficult, but experienced dealers can help customers select and design doors that fit their aesthetics and function. The exterior door should complement the design of the house, while interior doors should blend with existing elements such as flooring and millwork.

From knotty alder to mahogany, a variety of wood options are available to add natural beauty and value to any home. Whether stained or painted, wood is an excellent material for front doors. Stained doors are more popular than painted ones, but both offer a wealth of design options.


Often a security-minded choice, steel doors are durable and won’t crack or warp. They can be insulated and impact-rated to provide the best protection against storms and other environmental factors. Glass inserts, sidelights and transoms provide light and add interest. Matson said fewer people today choose ornate cut glass, but frosted glass is still popular. Stained wood remains the most popular choice for door finishes, outpacing painted doors 7 to 3. However, if your home’s décor lends itself to a splash of color, a paint job can be an affordable option.


The most durable of the door materials, aluminum doors have a sleek appearance. They’re heavy, allowing them to resist impact damage, and they won’t warp or bend. The material’s natural insulating properties also make them an energy-efficient choice for your home.

Tubelite’s architectural aluminum entrance doors are designed and tested for commercial United States construction, including retail, hospitality, education, government and institutional projects. Their durable tie-rod corner construction provides strength and flexibility. Entrances are available in a range of sizes and styles and can be anodized or painted any color.

These double doors are popular for front entrances, back porches and multi-season rooms. They’re often paired with a French screen door system to provide easy access to your outdoor living spaces. These doors are easy to clean and maintain and can withstand a variety of weather conditions.