Hinged Doors: Why They Make the Best Entry Doors

The entry door is one of the main architectural elements that define the exterior look of your property. Like the roof and the windows, this is one of the first things people see from the street. As such, it’s important that your entry makes a statement.

In this post, Asher Lasting Exteriors explains why hinged entry doors are your best choice of entry for both traditional and modern houses.

Hinged Doors

As its name suggests, this door utilizes a hinged mechanism and swings out when opened. This is in comparison to sliding doors, which have a simpler but larger mechanism the slides open when used.

Why They Make Better Entry Doors

While it’s perfectly fine to have a sliding entry door, the hinged design is actually more practical for both modern and traditional houses. One of the disadvantages of sliding doors is that the sliding mechanism takes a large amount of the wall.

While this may not be a problem for some areas of the house, the entry area usually has restricted wall space and can’t accommodate the sliding mechanism without reworking the exterior. Hinged doors don’t take any extra wall space, and while they do need some floor allowance, this isn’t a problem as there’s plenty of space on your front porch.


Another disadvantage of sliding entry doors is that it exposes your interior to the neighborhood. Sliding doors have a very minimalist design with their surface composed of mostly glass. This is great for patio areas where you want to bring in the outdoor landscape, but not for entry doors where anyone from across the street can take a peek at what’s inside your house.

Architectural Detail

Your entry door is an architectural detail in your home. It makes a statement and sets the tone for the rest of your house. It’s important that it sends the right message, and hinged doors are good at that as they are extensions of the architectural style of your entire property.

At Asher Lasting Exteriors, we guarantee that the doors we install in your home will make a statement. We offer traditional hinged doors and storm doors from some of the top manufactures in the industry. Call us today at (715) 204-4840 to learn more about our services. We install hinged entry doors in Menomonie and Eau Claire, WI.