Best Front Door Brands

Best Front Door Brands

Who makes the best front door brands?

When you walk into any big box home improvement store you’ll see that you have lots of brand options for front doors and the hundreds of doors you see listed on their web sites is just a small selection. In fact, there are dozens of door manufacturers offering multiple door options with lots of customization options. 

Not every door is built the same, so which brands are making the best front doors? In this article, we’ll tell you who's making the best Fiberglass, Wood, and Steel doors.

Fiberglass Doors

Wood Doors

Steel Doors

Fiberglass Door Brands

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ProVia

ProVia.com (↗)

Brennan Enterprises is a ProVia dealer, you can find a catalog of their products on our ProVia Doors page.

ProVia’s business history dates back to 1977 when Bill Mullet and his brother Andrew purchased Hochstetler Door & Window, an Ohio window and door retailer and producer. They began offering fiberglass entry doors in 1992 and introduced Signet fiberglass doors in 2009. Signet fiberglass doors were designed to be far superior than traditional fiberglass doors and featured hardwood stiles and rails dovetailed at each corner. 

When ProVia rebranded in 2007 their new name was created to represent the company’s new category of professional-class doors. 

Heritage Fiberglass™ Doors

Heritage doors are designed to offer the classic look of a true woodgrain door and the durability and security that comes with fiberglass doors. 

Brown fiberglass door with brass hardware and kickplate, left and right sidelites and transom.

Signet™ Fiberglass Doors

The Signet door is ProVia’s signature fiberglass entry door system, it delivers the most accurate representation of woodgrain in multiple door styles and stains. 

Wood front door with brass hardware and decorative privacy glass on tan house with yellow flowers and bushes in the front.

Embarq™

ProVia’s Embarq door offers a realistic woodgrain texture and sets a new standard for energy-efficient fiberglass doors–it’s the most energy-efficient door available in the U.S.

Dark stained front entry door with dark bronze hardware and sidelites with decorative glass on each side of the door.

Masonite

Masonite.com (↗)

Masonite began as the Mason Fiber Company in 1924 (↗). Masonite’s history is long and complicated but to give you a little insight it was started by William H. Mason, the inventor or masonite, a type of hardboard that was very popular before oriented strand board (OSB). 

Masonite didn’t become involved in the door business until the 1970s but even then they only made wood-composite moulded door facings. The actual transition to an exterior and interior door company happened in the early 2000s. Today Masonite International Corporation is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and offers 5 collections of fiberglass doors.

VistaGrande

VistaGrande doors are flush-glazed doors that feature lots of visible glass area. 

Beautiful house with picture windows and front door with lots of glass.

Barrington

Barrington premium fiberglass doors feature a woodgrain texture and distinct raised mouldings.

Elegant front door with decorative glass in center oval.

Heritage

Heritage doors are available in a beautiful craftsman style design with a stainable fir texture or a smooth paintable texture.

Dark blue door on white farmhouse style house

Belleville

Belleville doors are super customizable. This series offers a variety of textures, glass, and panel combinations to fit any home.

Teal front door with decorative privacy glass on gray house.

Oakcraft

Oakcraft fiberglass doors provide performance, durability, and cost-efficiency in a beautiful oak fiberglass texture.

Double doors with glass on two-story modern house

Wood Door Brands

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MAI Hardwood Doors

MAIdoors.com (↗)

Moulding Associates, Inc. (MAI) was founded by Raford Cade in 1981. Cade started his business out of his office and was soon working out of a warehouse until MAI was able to build a new manufacturing and office facility in Wylie, Texas.

MAI offers beautiful exterior wood doors from the finest quality Mahogany, Andean Walnut, Knotty Alder, and Malaga Cherry. In addition to beautiful wood species, MAI’s doors define elegant entrances by offering beveled glass, metal caming, forged iron, and decorative hardware. 

MAI offers a variety of door options among its 15 collections and if you’re looking for something truly one-of-a-kind you can also have a door custom made. Get a quick view of some of these doors below.

All Panel

Elegant front door panel with sidelites and transom, no hardware.

Contemporary

Contemporary front door slab with three vertical lites and sidelites on left and right of the door.

Custom

Custom wood door with circle cut in the center with clear glass.

Delta Wrought Iron

Elegant and decorative front doors with iron hardware and privacy glass.

Patrician

Arched-top wood front door with sidelites and arch transom.

TruStile

TruStile.com (↗)

TruStile was founded in 1995 in Denver, CO. This company offers beautifully designed interior doors, many of which also can be used in exterior (front door) application. TruStile is definitely an innovator offering products that keep up with the demand for modern and contemporary architectural trends.

Like MAI, TruStile has a big selection of doors. See a few examples below.

V-Groove (VG) Series

Brick red front door with bronze hardware and kickplate on house with masonry siding.

TruStile (TS) Series

Black front door with opaque glass panels and two sidelites with clear glass.

Modern Series

Oak door with alternating tall wood and short glass panels.

French Lite Series

French doors with complementing clear glass shape on each panel.

Steel Doors

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ProVia

ProVia.com (↗)

Brennan Enterprises is a ProVia dealer, you can find a catalog of their products on our ProVia Doors page.

Steel doors have been part of ProVia’s portfolio since 1978. Although steel doors are more commonly used by commercial property owners, they also are well-suited for homes. Today, ProVia offers one steel entry door series made from 20-gauge steel. 

Steel Legacy™

Steel Legacy doors are available in smooth or woodgrain textures. This series is available in a variety of stains and paint finishes and some styles are even available with glass. Made with 20-gauge steel, these doors are some of the strongest and most durable doors available on the market. 

Modern door with narrow horizontal glass panels.

Masonite

Masonite.com (↗)

Masonite has a big portfolio of interior and exterior doors so you can be sure that steel doors are part of the collection.

Sta-Tru High Definition

Star-Tru doors are available in a wide range of profiles and sizes, plus, they’re pre-finished with white paint.

White entry door with large glass panels and one sidelite.

High Definition

Masonite HD doors are also available in various panel designs comes with a pre-applied primer which means your door arrives ready for paint.

Moss green front door with dark hardware and decorative glass.

That's it!

Those are our picks for the best front door brands available! These manufacturers are on the higher end of price and quality, there are lots of great manufacturers at lower price points that we didn't include in the list of our top picks above. If you receive a recommendation for another brand don't knock it off your list of prospective doors without checking their reviews first. 

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