Southern Front Doors

Iron vs. Steel: Which Front Door Should You Choose?

You know you want a metal front door, but you aren’t sure which is better: iron or steel? At Southern Front, we provide both iron and steel doors for residencies. In our opinion, you really can’t go wrong with either decision. However, if you’re having a hard time deciding, keep reading below. We’ll compare a few factors and see how each front door option stacks up. However, no matter which material you decide, Southern Front is happy to provide you with a custom door and installation.

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If you want to save more money up front, you might choose an iron front door. However, steel doors make up for their higher upfront cost through annual energy savings. With steel door options specifically designed to keep the air from your air conditioner in your home, you could save hundreds, if not thousands, on your energy bill. If the price is a concern, we offer multiple financing options, including a no-interest option for qualified buyers. You don’t have to sacrifice your needs or desires because you’re afraid you can’t afford what you really want.


Steel and iron doors are nearly matched in terms of durability. However, steel has a slight advantage. Our iron doors are crafted with 14-gauge iron. However, our steel doors are 18-gauge, which gives them a slight advantage. We consider our steel doors to be kick-proof. On the other hand, we’re very confident in our fire-resistant iron. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Customization and Appearance

Iron has greater customizability than steel. Iron is more commonly combined with other materials, further extending the customization options. However, when using customization as a deciding factor, consider your own tastes. If you desire a more ornate style, you will prefer our iron doors. Homeowners who really want to stand out should come by and take a look at our new Houstonian Iron door. we haven’t installed this style of door in many homes yet and it’s sure to be a conversation starter!

On the other hand, our steel doors offer a more industrial aesthetic. This simple and understated appearance suits many homeowners’ preferences. In that case, it doesn’t really matter that iron has more customization options, because steel matches their ideal style.

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We Install Iron and Steel Front Doors!

We know that deciding between a steel and iron front door isn’t easy! Southern Front can help you weigh your personal pros and cons and help you make the best decision. Our craftsmen provide new door styles regularly, such as our Houstonian Iron door, and will be happy to craft a custom front door for your home. Just call us at (281) 890-5860 or use our online contact form. If you want an idea of the options you have with either type of door, check out our inventory here. Southern Front is happy and able to install the door of your choosing, and we know that you’ll be satisfied with either decision!