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    Default Black Front Door - DANGER???

    Is there any truth to the myth that a black front door, either wood or fiberglass, absorbs too much heat and will eventually crack?

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    Default Re: Black Front Door - DANGER???

    If the door faces south or west........and has no porch roof, shade canopy, etc. to prevent the sun from directly striking that door........then the answer is "yes"......black or any dark color would most likely be a problematic/poor choice.

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    Default Re: Black Front Door - DANGER???

    Many door manufacturers specifically state that the door warranty is void if damage results from using dark colored paints on the exterior of the door.

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    Default Re: Black Front Door - DANGER???

    So, I have an old wooden door, original 1941 to the house. It has no roof over it, but it faces north. I like the look of a black or dark painted door. Maybe I can talk my wife into red . . .

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    Default Re: Black Front Door - DANGER???

    Facing North is good. Much better than south or west.

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    Default Re: Black Front Door - DANGER???

    Teacherman,

    If the door faces north......I suspect you'd be fine with most any color of choice. No sun = no solar-heat-gain on the exterior of the door.

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