What to Consider When Selecting Custom Iron Doors

Jun 29, 2020 | Iron Doors

A striking iron door can make the entrance into your home into a powerful statement. There’s a lot to look for when choosing the iron door for your home, especially with Orange County ironworks offering a wide array of choices.

While custom iron doors look gorgeous on any home, choosing the right custom iron door for your home, and the taste is a matter of selecting a door that fits the style and aesthetic of your home.

Are you thinking about getting a new custom iron door for your home? Here are a few things to consider before making your purchase.


Why You Should Choose Custom Iron Doors

Front doors are more than just a way to enter and exit your home. Instead, these doors increase your home’s curbside appeal while also adding a higher level of security for your home. If you’re in the market for a new entry, wrought iron doors offer all sorts of benefits that make them a worthwhile option.

Here are some of the top reasons to purchase a wrought iron door for your home versus any other type of material.

Advantages of Wrought Iron Doors

Design Variety

When considering iron door designs, you’ll find That there is a wide selection of design alternatives to choose from, each offering their unique display of traditional or contemporary designs.

Iron doors add a unique and artistic look to any home. They are available as double or single doors, and can be made with sidelights and or transoms.

In addition to the style of the door, you also have the freedom to choose a unique colorway for the door, as well. While most probably think of the traditional silver or gray-toned metal when they think of wrought iron doors, they can actually be painted a wide range of colors to give your home an extra pop.

When choosing a colored wrought iron door, you’ll want to make sure that the paint is high quality, long-lasting, and protective to ensure the longevity of the door. 

Durability & Security

Every material used to make doors have their pros and cons. While wood doors are the most ubiquitous, they can also harden and swell in extreme heat and excess moisture, and require frequent replacing. Glass doors allow for plenty of light, but can easily crack and shatter, offering little security.

Meanwhile, with wrought iron doors, you can expect the utmost strength and durability. Iron doors don’t succumb to changes in the weather, and they offer robust security. Getting an iron door means your front door won’t need replacing for decades to come.

Natural Lighting

Another great benefit of wrought iron doors is the amount of light they allow into a home. The more light in your house, the less energy you have to use to light your property, while also giving you the chance to enjoy the natural glow of sunlight.

Wrought iron doors can be fitted with panes of glass of various shapes and sizes without sacrificing security. This gives you complete freedom to choose exactly how much sun you would like to be let into your home.


What to Look For In A Custom Iron Door


There are two major decisions to make when it comes to your doors. The first decision is whether to have dual or single entry, and the second decision is deciding between a square or arched door.

Single entry doors go well with most small spaces, while double iron doors are better suited to larger homes. Square doorways are simple, modern, and no-fuss, while arched doorways might work for you if you have an older home and have the budget to fit specially-shaped doors.


As previously mentioned, the beauty of all custom wrought iron doors is that there are hundreds of designs to choose from and can be tailored to your precise personal taste. You can create straight, clean lines with sleek, modern iron works, or you can weave a pattern of curls and swirls to give your entryway a more elegant look.

Again, this all comes down to personal taste, but gives you the chance to showcase the character of your home.


If you choose to include glasswork in your iron door, you’ll want to consider how much of the door itself is going to be glass. While some custom iron doors have glass work around the upper half of the doorway, others have glasswork throughout.

You will also want to consider texture options, such as frosted panes or geometric or organic designs, and the flexibility of having the ability to open the glass part of the door on days when the weather is beautiful.


When choosing a door, many people neglect to consider their handles, but they are equally as important to your door as the door itself. Handles are available in many design types of latches and oval or round knobs and are also available in various finishes.

While it seems like a small detail, selecting the right handle style and finish is critical when designing your custom doorway.

Find Your Perfect Iron Door with Naddour’s Custom Metal Works

Choosing a custom iron door is an elegant way to embellish your doorway and enhance the overall appeal of your home. Adding a new iron door to your home dramatically increases its esthetic appeal while also adding beauty and value to your home.

Whether you choose to fully customize your door or find the perfect match for your home from previously made designs, an iron door is a significant investment that you can enjoy for many years to come.

At Naddour’s Custom Metal Works, we believe every home deserves a touch of personal uniqueness. With Orange County ironworks, you can add a unique touch of elegance and sophistication to your home. Our hand-forged iron doors, wrought iron staircases, balustrades, and other pieces offer outstanding use and unmatched longevity.

Call Naddour’s Custom Metal Works today at 714-546-3003 for beautiful custom wrought iron doors.

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