Wrought iron entryways are a symbol of elegance, status and old world craftsmanship. They adorn mansions, cathedrals, museums and prestigious buildings everywhere. But they are also a highly practical choice that gives your home the greatest security and requires the least maintenance over a lifetime. A wrought iron entranceway is a timeless statement of value - recognized the world over.
And then there’s the light. Modern homes are built around light, a sense of expansiveness and warmth that employs natural materials like wooden floors, marble counter tops and iron railings and sconces. Of course you can put glass into a wooden or fiberglass door, but they don’t feature the opening windows that allow your door to bring light and fresh air flooding into the home while still being guarded by an impressive half ton of steel! This feature of bringing in the light is even more divine when you add sidelights and transom or in homes with a very tall entryway – a separate floating circle of light above your door.
Sales of wrought iron entry doors have been climbing dramatically for the last 10 years, and that trend shows no sign of slowing. The reason that more people have come to appreciate this style of front entry door over conventional wood or fiberglass entry doors, is as varied as the people who chose them.