If you’re considering a new entry door for your home, you may have questions about material, style and maintenance. The right entry door can improve your home’s curb appeal, security and energy efficiency. Here are the steps you should take to choose the right new entry door for your home.
1. Have a Budget
Like just about anything you can replace in your home, entry doors come in a wide price range. If you set a budget, that can help you as you talk to your replacement door company about your new entry door. Unsure where to start? You can find a new entry door and have it installed anywhere from about $500 – $4000.
2. Know the Pros and Cons of Different Materials
Most people choose either a fiberglass, wood or steel entry door. Wood takes the most maintenance but also is a favorite among homeowners. We don’t recommend wood entry doors unless you have a covered porch. You don’t want to continuously expose your door to rain. Fiberglass doors have the most options including doors that look like wood. Steel lasts the longest, but if your door will be in direct sunlight most of the day, it’s going to transfer heat into your home.
3. Select a Style
Most door manufactures off multiple styles of entry doors. You can choose from many panel patterns including ones with clear, leaded, stained, and obscured glass. Keep in mind, you’ll greatly increase your budget if you decide to change the size of your entry door.
4. Accessories Matter
You can change the look of your new entry door with some accessories. Depending on the look you’re going for, you may want to dress your door up with a kick plate or door knocker. Of course, the door handle style matters too, especially if you’re planning an electronic style lock for your door. You’ll want to tell your door company about any of these requests in the ordering process as well as if you’re looking for a peep hole as some things can’t be added or changed after the door is made (especially on steel and fiberglass doors).
Affordable Replacement Window Systems offers all types of doors including entry doors for your home. Whether you have just one entry door or want to replace all the doors to your home including sliding doors, French doors and patio doors, we have many options from which you can choose. Call or text us today for your free estimate – (817) 264-6509.