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Impact Front Doors vs Standard Front Doors

What would you guess is the first thing people notice about your home? 

You may mention the paint color, or the style of the home, or maybe even the landscaping. But the real answer is the exterior doors. The front door is the focal point, and the eye is naturally drawn to this first.  Aside from making a great first impression you want to make sure your doors also have additional safety features. 

Front doors serve two purposes, inviting people in and keeping them out. In the same way, a quality door can attract attention from people passing by, it can also deter potential burglars. A strong solid door is a powerful deterrent and can provide the utmost protection for you and your family. Let’s discuss the difference between an impact front door vs standard front door.

What is a standard front door?

Traditionally, standard exterior doors are made from aluminum, PVC, wood, or a combination of these materials. In other locations around the world, this door would be sufficient to do its job providing security and aesthetics. But here in Florida, additional protection is required due to extreme weather conditions.

Whether you’re a Florida native, or just moved here from out of state, Florida is notorious for hurricanes. Unfortunately, they are an unfortunate part of our life in this state. When discussing the dangers of hurricane season, to many people’s surprise they are unaware of how detrimental hurricanes can be. 

More storms hit Florida than any other state in the nation. Since 1851, only eighteen hurricane seasons have passed without a known storm impacting the state. Collectively, hurricanes have resulted in over 10,000 deaths in the region.


What are Impact Front Doors?

An impact door is specifically designed to resist heavy blows and stay intact when heavy objects are hurled at it. Here at LockTight, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality impact doors on the market. That’s why we provide Therma-Tru Doors. Therma-Tru is the leading manufacturer of steel and fiberglass door systems.

We test all of our doors to make sure they are the best choice for strength and stability. Impact doors feature a built-in 24-gauge steel plate lining and an Impact Lip-Lite door frame. Our impact entry doors pass a large missile impact test. We blast a 9lb 2” x 4” stud into the doors at 34 mph to ensure durability.

Features durable, paintable aluminum construction with a scrolled profile which gives a thin and sleek appearance. 

Over two decades, Florida residents have experienced multiple category 4 hurricanes, with wind speeds up to 156 mph. Do you feel secure and safe with a standard door under these conditions? An impact door can sustain massive impact and provide the safety and security your family needs.

The Advantages of Impact Doors?

  • Hurricane Protection: Here at LockTight we offer different levels of protection when it comes to Impact Doors. We know that safety is your number one priority and we have design pressures up to +/- 100.
  • Increased savings: With Impact Doors you can save a ton of money on energy and insurance. Our clients are saving an average of 25% off their homeowners’ insurance. We offer energy Efficient Windows that save our clients 20 – 30% a month on electric bills.
  • Noise reduction: Impact doors can offer a significant sound reduction in your home.
  • Property Value Appreciation: Impact Doors can increase the value of your property.
  • Safety: Homeowners can spend on average $30 – $90 a month on security systems. With Impact Doors it’s close to impossible for someone to burglarize your home.

Call Us Today!

Now that you’ve learned about Impact Front Doors vs Standard Front doors. Finding the right company to provide you with the quality and security you need can be difficult. That’s why here at LockTight Impact Windows & Doors, we offer free estimates and financing to those who qualify. Our mission is and always has been to help you choose the right products to protect your homes and families. 


15 thoughts on “Impact Front Doors vs Standard Front Doors”

  1. I honestly never really knew the difference of these doors. Actually I didn’t even know that there was such a thing. It’s really a great idea especially for safety.

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