Choosing a new entry door for your home isn’t something to take lightly. In fact, a new front door is among the top home improvements for increasing curb appeal and getting a good return on your investment. That’s why it’s important to put some thought into your purchase and select a door that is best suited for your home. Below are some factors that the experts at WindowPRO recommend homeowners consider when buying new entry doors.
An entry door’s material impacts everything – from its appearance to its energy efficiency and durability. There are pros and cons to every material, but the most popular for residential entry doors is fiberglass. That’s because fiberglass doors are able to most closely replicate the look of natural wood grain without any of the troublesome maintenance that authentic wood doors require. Plus, fiberglass doors offer outstanding energy efficiency and durability. Steel doors are not far behind, as they also offer great strength and thermal efficiency.
Security should be a big consideration when buying new entry doors, too. A door’s security has less to do with its material and more to do with features that are designed for deterring forced entry, such as multi-point locking systems and heavy-duty security plates.
As previously mentioned, your front door plays a huge role in your home’s curb appeal. So, it’s important to choose an entry door that expresses your taste in style while also complementing the architectural design of your home. Entry doors are highly customizable with an incredible range of options to achieve the ideal look you’re going for.
Installing a door may appear easy enough, but it can be more complicated than it seems – especially if your new entry door has features your old one didn’t (like sidelites or different sizing) that impact the frame. To ensure an entry door looks and performs as it should, installation is something best left to the pros.
At WindowPRO, we offer a wide selection of fiberglass and steel entry doors from leading manufacturers. Our friendly team will be happy to consult with you in your home and help you navigate all your options. And, our seasoned installers are factory trained and are experts in their trade, so you can count on us for professional installation, as well. Contact us today to learn more!