Things to Consider When Choosing an Entry Door
Your front door plays a significant role in the first impression visitors have when entering your home. Therefore, if you’re buying a new one, you should make sure it reflects your personal style and that it will provide the security, durability, and energy efficiency you expect. Though buying a new entry door might sound like a simple process, you’ll likely need to make more decisions than you think, as the options have grown in recent years.
Here are some important factors to consider when choosing an entry door for your home:
Your customization options are only limited by your imagination. You can choose from traditional or modern entry door styles and a wide array of colors and finishes. Depending on your home’s entryway, you might want double doors or a single door flanked by sidelights and a transom window. You’ll also have your choice of door embossments, decorative glass accents, hardware finishes, and more.
Fiberglass, steel, and wood are three of the more popular material options for today’s entry doors. It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of wood doors, but they’re more susceptible to environmental damage, such as swelling and rotting. Fiberglass and steel doors are largely impervious to moisture, so upkeep is minimal, and they come in realistic woodgrain finishes.
If you opt for a fiberglass or steel entry door and you’re concerned about energy efficiency, make sure that the door comes with an insulated core to help prevent heat transfer. It’s also important that your new door is installed flawlessly by trained technicians to ensure that it offers a tight seal that prevents air leaks.
If the level of protection provided by your front door is your top concern, then you can’t go wrong with a steel entry door. You’ll likely also be interested in a lock set that contains a deadbolt or an electronic lockset that features the latest security technology.
Expert Entry Door Installation
NEWPRO offers high-performance steel and fiberglass entry doors that deliver outstanding performance, year after year, in the New England climate. Contact us today if you’d like us to visit your home to provide a free consultation.