Choosing the right entrance door for your home will not only improve its appearance, but also increase its value. To help you decide which entry door is right for you, our trained and highly skilled Home Improvement Experts at Seamless Choice Siding & Roofing have come up with five factors for you to consider.
Entry Door Materials
One of the most basic things to think about when deciding which door to put on your home’s entrance is the material it is made of. Seamless Choice offers a variety of different high quality options, which include:
- Steel and aluminum doors are the most popular, accounting for roughly half of all entry doors sold due to their strength and cost-effectiveness. Doors filled with polyurethane are the most recommended due to their superior quality.
- Wooden doors can be made from oak, maple, cherry, pine, and mahogany, just to name a few. Although they tend to be slightly higher in price, they are very durable and can add to the look of your home.
- Fiberglass entrance doors look and feel like wood but are a little cheaper and require less upkeep as they don’t warp, dent, or crack. You can stain or paint them if you’d like.
Once you know what kind of door you want you need to pick a style. Fortunately, when it comes to this factor, the sky is truly the limit. For instance, you may decide that you want an exterior door with clear, textured, tinted, or decorative glass panels, offering you either a full or partial outdoor view. Maybe a solid wood or steel door, perhaps one with a distinct panel design, would be a better choice? This is solely personal preference about which one you feel would accent your home best.
Most homes are designed for entrance doors that swing inward but, with a few minor alterations, you can get one that swings out if that is something that appeals to you functionally. Additionally, hinges generally go on the left side of a door that swings out, while they are normally put on the right side of an entry door that swings in; however, that can be changed as well, depending upon your specifications and needs.
Usually, steel doors are the most secure if this is a concern to you. Durable door locks are another important consideration when it comes to security. Our experienced and professional staff can help you decide which one to use to best protect the greatest assets inside your home—your family.
If your goal is to improve your home’s energy efficiency, then a properly fitting door is essential. This will keep the cold and hot weather out, potentially allowing you to lower your heating and cooling bills all year round.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you pick and install the right entrance door for your Colorado Springs home, so call us today at (719) 445-7888. We offer a free consultations and estimates, providing you valuable information and insight about your home building or remodeling projects—no strings attached.