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Fat Elvis
01-09-2005, 09:49 PM
My wife is wanting a front door with a full decorative glass facing. I'm not completely sold on the idea. We won't be having the side lights or overhead transom so I see the need for some natural light, but the whole door?

Does anyone out there have a front door where the face is all (mostly) glass? How do you like it? What are the positives and negatives?

Thanks

Fat E

PS- Are they really really bad in terms of energy efficiency?

Fat Elvis
01-09-2005, 09:51 PM
http://www.odl.com/images/doorglass/detail/oakpark/686-s.jpg

Fat Elvis
01-09-2005, 09:53 PM
http://www.odl.com/images/doorglass/detail/oakpark/684-w.jpg

Rain Man
01-09-2005, 09:56 PM
My front door is completely glass. We don't even put a curtain on it, so when someone walks up to the front door they can't help but peer in. It's completely clear glass, just like a window.

It's a really old door (100 years), so we aren't going to change it. It kind of worried me for a while that we were a little too visible and that the house was too visible when we were gone, but it doesn't seem to be a problem, and I like the light and visibility.

Your door seems to be mostly clouded glass (or whatever it's called). I wouldn't see where that would even be an issue, since no one can see through it.

In terms of energy, I'm sure the glass is worse than using all wood, but I have no idea what the actual impact is on our utility bill.

Frazod
01-09-2005, 10:01 PM
I'd personally be worried about security. Do you have an alarm?