A great way to increase the curb appeal of your home is by adding a covered entranceway or front porch. A less expensive option is to replace the entry door on the front of your home.

Entry doors can be made from steel, fiberglass, or wood. While steel and fiberglass doors can be finished to resemble wood, nothing beats the look of real wood.

To protect wood doors from rot and decay, make sure the door has been treated with a clear preservative. To finish a new wood entry door, apply stain followed by two or more coats of a clear exterior finish.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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