Your entry door can make or break your home’s appearance. It’s one of the things people immediately notice when looking at your house from afar or when they are visiting for the first time. A high-quality entry door can also contribute to improved energy efficiency and weather protection.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before getting a new door.
For What Kind of Door Should I Go?
With all the styles, colors and unique features of doors available today, it can be a challenge to select which one is best for your home. You must choose a door that you love because it is a component that you just don’t replace every few years.
There are three things you should consider when choosing doors. First, you have to determine what look you’re going for and whether the color of the door you prefer complements the rest of your exterior. The right entry door can help reduce your energy bills. Consider energy-efficient units to prevent conditioned air from escaping and minimize energy loss. Lastly, you choose an entry door with good security hardware to keep your home as protected as possible.
What Material Should I Choose?
Entry doors are available in a wide range of materials. Three of the most popular options include wood, fiberglass and steel. Wood doors can give your home a more inviting and warmer feel. Fiberglass has the appearance of wood, but is easier to maintain. Moreover, steel doors are known for their strength and durability. Keep in mind that even high-quality materials can fail early when not installed correctly.
Should My Door Swing Inward or Backward?
Most exterior doors are made to swing inward. However, if you live in a place that experiences a lot of storms and hurricanes, consider outward-swinging doors. These units are less likely to get below in by heavy winds.
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