Are you building a new home and are in need of a new front door? Or perhaps you simply don’t like your old one and want to change your home’s look. No matter the reason, choosing a new front door can be a little intimidating – especially since your front door is one of the first things that visitors see.
Consider these topics before you make your decision:
The material of which your door is made can play a role in how energy efficient it is. For example, doors made from steel or fiberglass are usually more insulating than traditional wooden doors. Also, doors with lots of glass (that isn’t double-paned or triple-paned) can mean less energy efficiency.
If you take care of your front door, you shouldn’t have a problem with maintenance, however, certain door materials are lower maintenance than others. Fiberglass, for example, is very low maintenance because it resists dents and scratching and doesn’t need to be finished to be protected from mold or deterioration.
If you’re on a budget and looking for a new front door that is affordable, you may want to choose steel. A steel door is usually cheaper than wood or fiberglass, and it also preserves the value of your home. Just remember, however, that a steel door has a shorter lifespan than wood or fiberglass and can be expensive to repair if damaged. Next on the cost list is a fiberglass door, then a wooden door as the most expensive.
Aside from the cost and material, the look of your front door is something you really want to consider. Your front door is the portal to your home, and what gives your visitors their first impression. Think about what you want to say with your front door – do you want to make a statement with a bold color? Do you want a lot of windows? Do you want to keep the look classy with wood or wood grain? Do you want to make an impact with an oversized door? Talk to our door installation specialists. We can help you choose your perfect front door.