Mr. B and I are working on a project where we are re-purposing some old doors and windows into a storage area in our basement.
We were driving by a house that is being deconstructed and noticed a big window in their debris pile so we stopped to take a look -- it turned out to be a Dutch door. The next day Mr. B went to the construction site to ask about it and they gave it to him.
Now I'm thinking I would really like to use it as a front door since it would make dog control much easier when someone comes knocking. Mr. B says he's heard they can be problematic as exterior doors because of the stress on the hinges.
Has anyone here had a Dutch door as an exterior door? How big a problem was it? Is there something special you can do to minimize the problem? Should I just give up my goal of using this door as a front door?
The door looks just like this one: