Buying a Wrought Iron Door

Our friends and neighbors from Scottsdale to Buckeye are quickly realizing the exciting look and distinctive feel of wrought iron doors. If you are still debating the plusses and minuses of iron entry doors, please consider these five tips for buying an iron door as your personal buying guide.


With iron doors, Arizona homeowners can shop from a wide range of prices. Sometimes the understated elegance of a simple design — one that is also economical — can be the ideal frame for a modern home. For a more imposing Phoenix home, the elaborate grillwork of double iron doors can provide a dignified, formal impression.


Iron front doors are the first personal contact your visitors have with your home. Options to make your entrance way unique include:

  • Glass
  • One wide, elegant door or two smaller doors
  • Finish and patina
  • Design elements

Iron doors can also complement your inner entryway by forming a dramatic prelude with iron gate doors set just before your traditional wooden door. Such gate doors are an added layer of security, but also a beautiful, artistic way to enhance your home’s front.


By selecting a framed, hinged glass for your iron door, you can open the glass from inside to clean both sides at once. By selecting durable finishes for your entry doors, you can cut down on polishing and dusting of the doors.

Iron doors get more beautiful with age, so they never become a maintenance headache.


Some Arizona homeowners may feel their homes are not appropriate for iron entry doors. Depending on your home’s style, you can find a matching style of iron door that will give your home a facelift.

While your front door, portico or vestibule are the ideal locations for iron entry doors, you may find great placement with patio doors or even interior doors leading to a study, library or home office.


When selecting an iron door, consider two benefits iron gives you:

  • Natural lighting: Save money by keeping lights off and letting the sun shine in through the large glass areas your secure iron door provides.
  • Energy savings: Low-e (emissivity) glass has a thin film that reflects infrared (heat) radiation and lets your central air conditioner work less.

Iron Doors Arizona has years of experience helping people choose and install the ideal iron door for their home. Contact Iron Doors Arizona today for more guidance.