Difference Between a Custom Security Door and a Prefabricated Security Door

Steel worker making custom steel door.

There’s no doubt that adding a security door to your home adds to both the safety of your home and your family, as well as to the value of your property. Modern security doors are highly decorative and hugely attractive, so adding one will not leave your home looking about as inviting as a penitentiary!

You have two main choices when it comes to a security door – a custom security door or a prefabricated security door. Here we introduce each type of door, and the pros and cons of both options.

What is a Prefabricated Security Door?

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘prefabricated’ before. To put it simply, ‘prefabricated’ means ‘made before’. For example, if you buy two prefabricated bookcases, they will look identical, and you will not be able to choose options such as height, width and shelf height.

If you buy a prefabricated security door, then it will have a definite height, width and other factors that simply cannot be altered.

What is a Custom Security Door?

To go back to our bookcase example, if you have an alcove in your home that’s six feet high and three feet wide, then you could have a bookcase custom built to fit perfectly into that alcove. You can also have varied shelves for large books on the bottom, and smaller books on top.

It’s the same principle for a custom security door. You can have a custom door that matches the dimensions of your doorway, plus you can have additional elements fitted such as flush mounting, felt weather strips and duel edge door sweeps to further differentiate your custom security door based on your unique needs.

Which is Better A Custom Security Door or a Prefabricated One?

It is always best that you choose a custom security door when available in preference to a prefabricated one. With a prefabricated door, you’re unlikely to get one that fits perfectly, and you may end up paying extra for alternations and customizations. With a custom security door, you will be receiving precisely the door that your home or building needs. You’ll also be able to choose a door that matches the existing décor of your home.

For all your security door needs, please consider the products and services as supplied by our experienced team here at Ironclad Security Doors. Our doors will provide you with the safety that you and your family deserve, all at a pleasurable price. To learn more, please contact us at (313) 871-0390 or use the online contact form that we have provided for you on our website.