Should I Replace My Entry Door?

One way to instantly improve your home’s curb appeal is with an entry door replacement. A new entry door can enhance the look of your home by updating its current style, or selecting a completely different door to dramatically change up the look of your home.

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Photo: Pella Windows and Doors

Too often, homeowners choose cheap and bland doors when choosing an entry door for their home. When choosing a new entryway door, don’t be afraid of choosing something fun! Your entry door should showcase your style and personality, as well as enhance your home’s curb appeal. This can easily be achieved by adding a pop of color to your entry door that contrasts with your home’s siding and trim colors. It is also important to choose an entry door that highlights your home’s architectural style.

What should I consider when purchasing a new entry door?

Do your research ahead of time. Check out some of the available options on the market today by browsing online, as well as in-store. Manufacturers typically list their nearby showrooms, where you can see what you plan on buying in person.

Consider material. The three most popular options on the market today are wood, fiberglass, and steel. Typically, steel and fiberglass doors have a better insulating power than wooden doors. It is important to note that all of the materials available have their own advantages and disadvantages so it is important to do some research on what will be the best for your home.

Choose an experienced installer. Entry doors are often referred to as entry door systems because they come pre-made with a frame. To save some costs, you may want to choose a replacement door that is the same size as your current door. Otherwise, you’ll have to have your entryway reframed, which requires a professional.

A front door replacement can elevate your home’s curb appeal dramatically and can add value to your home. Since the front door is often the first thing people see about your home, it is important to make a good first impression. When choosing a front door, do some research ahead of time, consider the material that you prefer for your home, and choose an experienced installer.

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