Finding the perfect entry door can be a difficult task. There are just so many options to choose from: styles, materials, colors, security, energy efficiency, etc. Where do you even start?
Here are 3 factors that you should keep in mind when you’re searching for your new front door:
Design Of Entry Doors
Design is typically the first thing that most homeowners think about when replacing an entry door, and for good reasons — the entry door can make a strong statement about your home and can easily boost curb appeal.
When you’re thinking about the style of your new door, it’s smart to match your home architecturally. There are so many styles of doors to choose from, from classic or traditional to contemporary; at Aspen Home Improvements we offer over 80 different styles in our line of Lasting Elegance doors.
After you’ve chosen a style, it’s time to think about color. Stand out with a brightly colored door or keep it classic with black or wooden doors. Check out this guide on choosing the perfect front door color.
Security Of Entry Doors
As much as you want your door to look great, security is a big issue that you shouldn’t forget about. Your entry door helps keep your family safe in your home. Here are some things you should think about: How is the door reinforced? Is the lock that you’re using strong enough?
Safety is one of our top concerns at Aspen, that’s why all of our doors are equipped with a 19 lock bolt along with a 14 gauge steel reinforcement channel.
Energy Efficiency Of Entry Doors
One of the concerns that have come to the top of mind in recent years is the energy efficiency of entry doors. Old, drafty, un-insulated doors can cause heating and cooling costs to rise. You want to look for doors with efficient weather stripping and an insulated core to keep the heat out in the summer and in during the winter months.
We know hold cold it can get around Pennsylvania and Maryland in the winter, which is why our fiberglass and steel doorsare Energy Star approved!
If you’re looking for glass doors, keep an eye on the U-Factor – glass with a U-Factor of .30 or lower is what you should be looking for (same goes for windows).
Do you need help figure out which doors are best for your home? We’d love to help. Talk to a home improvement specialist to find the best entry door for your home.