Choosing an exterior front door for your home can be a very exciting task! Your front door is the first impression a guest or passerby will have of your home, and we like to think of it as the centerpiece of your house. But, there are many factors to consider before choosing the door that’s right for your home! You don’t only want an aesthetically pleasing door, you want to ensure that it’s a good quality door as well.
Aside from the color and design of your door, here are a few things to keep in mind while you are shopping around:
There are a variety of material choices to pick from when deciding on an exterior front door for your home. Wood can give your home a classic, elegant appearance. There are a variety of types and styles of wood and you can elect intricate detailing to add a stylistic element to your door, making it stand out from the rest! However, wood can typically be more expensive than other materials, so be sure to consider your budget.
Fiberglass and steel can be great alternatives to wood doors because they have the same style components but at a lower cost! They provide durability and energy-efficiency, which is a huge energy saver.
Want some windows or a pattern on your front door to wow your neighbors? Stylized windows are always in-trend and can be a great way to add a little personality to your home.
Take into consideration the environment you live in. Will your home be braving tough winters or harsh summers? You want to ensure that the door you choose will be able to hold up to the elements. In addition, choose a door that will provide proper insulation. This will save you money during the most extreme weather in winter and summer!
Whichever door you choose should be adept at keeping out intruders. The hardware for your door should be properly functioning and of high quality to deter theft. Using a deadbolt and/or a reinforced metal box strike can help ensure your safety!
Of course, you want your home to look beautiful to anyone that crosses your threshold. Choose a door design that compliments the design of your home. This will give your home a much cleaner look. But, you also want it to match your personal style. You will need to look at this door for many years, so take your time in choosing a style that you love!
Aspen takes as much pride in installing your door as you do. Our door installation experts can also help you in choose the best style and material for you. Learn more about our replacement doors services and contact Aspen Home Improvements today to receive your free quote!
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