Unless you are in the business of selling doors, windows, and siding, the chances are good you probably don’t put a lot of thought into your own front door very often… or any front door, for that matter.
In fact, you might not ever think about doors at all until you happen to need one, or see a really distinctive front door that catches your eye and wonder if it would look good on your house. Either way, you can suddenly discover that there are a lot of front doors out there, and that choosing the perfect one for your home can be a challenge.
Given that it doesn’t tend to come up very often for most homeowners, and that the majority of our customers aren’t door-buying experts themselves, we thought we’d give you a few tips to help you get started with your search. Here is a quick and easy guide to choosing the perfect front door for your home:
Start With the Right Style
There isn’t any such thing as the perfect front door – just the front door that’s perfect for your home.
That’s going to include things like color and style, of course, as well as different wood stains (if you choose a natural look), the shape and positioning of glass elements, and so on. You’ll want to be sure that the door you choose matches the aesthetic you’re looking for in your home, especially if you’ll be remodeling around it.
Make Safety and Visibility a Priority
Although most homeowners will focus on the color and design aspects of the front door, the reality is that it’s also going to be the main entry point into your home.
For that reason, it makes sense to choose a front door that offers plenty of visibility so you can see guests before they arrive. And you might want to go with a thick style of wood, or even consider other materials, if you have any concerns about crime or safety.
Think Ahead When Choosing a Front Door
You don’t want to have to replace your front door again anytime soon, so think into the future and ask yourself whether the door you’re considering will last, and whether you’ll be repainting or remodeling the rest of your home anytime soon.
In many cases, spending a little more to get the front door you really want, or the one you’re going to want a few years from now, makes more sense in the long run.
Using these three criteria, it probably won’t take you very long to narrow in on the type of door you’re looking for. Then, it’s time for the fun part – going shopping! No matter how sure you are of your needs and preferences, it’s always a good idea to see our doors for yourself before making a final decision. And of course, our team of sales associates is on hand to answer any questions you might have or to help you compare different front doors against one another.
The front door of your home isn’t just a way to get in and out of your house; it’s also important to the look and feel of your home, as well as its safety and energy efficiency. So choose carefully and don’t be afraid to contact us if you have questions about front door choices, pricing, and installation.
New Windows for America has an expert team of installers who have been with the company since its early beginnings. Exceptional service combined with excellent products and warranties have made New Windows for America an A+ Gold Star Winner with the Better Business Bureau since 2003.
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