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How to Choose the Right Front Door for Your Home

Are you ready for a new front door, or a front door refresh? Choosing the best front door for your home can greatly improve your home’s curb appeal, reflect your personal style, and enhance security and energy efficiency.

Here are some steps to help you select the right front door for your home:

Determine Your Budget:

Decide how much you’re willing to spend on a new front door. The material, style, and features will affect the cost.

Consider Your Home’s Style:

Your front door should complement the architectural style of your home. Different styles may have traditional or recommended color schemes. A modern door may not fit well with a traditional house, a Victorian-style home might look great with a bold and vibrant color, while a colonial-style home may suit more classic and subdued hues.

Consider Your Own Personal Style:

Consider your personal taste and the mood you want to convey. Do you prefer bright and cheerful colors, or do you lean towards more subtle and sophisticated shades? Your front door should reflect your personality and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Assess Your Home’s Exterior:

Take note of the colors and materials used on your home’s exterior, including the siding, trim, roof, and landscaping. Your front door color should complement these elements, not clash with them.

Choose the Right Material:

Front doors come in various materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The material of your front door can also affect the choice of color. Wooden doors can be stained or painted, while metal or fiberglass doors can be painted in various colors. Make sure your chosen color works well with the door material.

Popular Choices of material include:

  • Wood: Classic and warm but requires more maintenance.
  • Fiberglass: Durable, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient.
  • Steel: Strong, secure, and cost-effective, but may require more maintenance.
  • Aluminum: Lightweight and corrosion-resistant but may not be as insulating.

Choosing the right color:

Don’t forget to consider the climate in your area. Dark colors may absorb more heat, which could potentially cause issues with certain door materials. Also, extreme weather conditions may impact the durability of your chosen paint. Remember that choosing the best front door color is a matter of personal preference, so trust your instincts and select a color that makes you happy and enhances the overall appearance of your home.

Evaluate Energy Efficiency:

Look for doors with good insulation properties to improve energy efficiency. Consider Energy Star-rated doors that meet specific energy efficiency standards.

Security Features:

Prioritize safety by choosing a door with security features such as a multi-point locking system, reinforced strike plates, and a peephole.

Glass and Glazing:

If you want glass on your door, choose the right type and style of glass. Be mindful of privacy and energy efficiency when selecting glass options.

Are You Ready for a New Front Entry Door?

Your front door is an investment in both aesthetics and security, so take your time to make an informed decision that suits your home’s specific needs and your personal preferences. If you are looking for a new front door for your home, contact New Windows for America so we can help you find the best entry door for your style and budget. You can trust New Windows for America as your local, family-owned company, replacing windows, doors, and siding in the Denver front-range area. You can also trust that New Windows for America will get the job done right.

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New Windows for America is a local and family-owned business for over 25+ years, installs a wide range of energy-efficient windows, doors, and siding. With our trained and professional installers, you can trust New Windows for America as your local window, door, and siding installer to perform a quality installation. We have a 5-star professional and knowledgeable team to help you choose the best windows, siding, and doors for your home, to fit your style, and budget.

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Top 10 Spring Things to Check

Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung! The days are longer and the air is warmer. Time to put away the winter coats and break out the toolbox. Winter storms and temperatures can wreak havoc on a home and finding out where repairs may be necessary is vital. Some are cheap; others…not so much. In any case, it needs to be done. So get up off your duff, grab a pen and paper, and get ready to look at these Top 10 Spring Things to Check!

  1. Spring Cleaning. Your house has been shut up all winter; hermetically sealed against the cold winter storms. Now that spring is here, it’s time to open the windows and start dusting! Make a list of what need to go into storage and which rooms are in most dire need of cleaning.
  2. Change the Filter. This is a bi-annual job best done during the spring and fall. Clogged air filters in the furnace often cause the unit to work harder which means a higher energy bill.
  3. Air out the Attic. Leaks or condensation buildup in the attic are a great place for mold and mildew to start. By opening attic vents and letting a fan blow through, you dry out the stale, possible humid air and make it harder for spores to grow. This is also a fantastic time to look for those leaks and get them repaired.
  4. Test the top. While we’re on the subject on the roof, safely climb up and check for broken, worn, or buckled shingles. The summer heat will exacerbate any damage that’s already been done during the winter and increase the chances of a leak. While you’re up there, check the chimney as well.
  5. Gauge the Gutters. This one gets a whole section of its own since this can be a huge job. Yearly cleaning of the gutters will keep old detritus from compacting and composting; weighing down the bracers and creating sagging areas. It’s also another place to figure out how much graveling your shingles have lost.
  6. Scope the Sides. Since you started at the top, work your way down. Look for cracks and leaks around window frames and doorways. Are there breaks or damage to the siding? Maybe this is the year to slap a fresh coat of paint on.
  7. Brace the Bottom. The melting snow has a tendency to wash earth away from the foundation so you may need to replace it with new compacted soil to prevent basement leaks. Look at outdoor faucets as well for breaks or leaks in the wall around them.
  8. Look at the Lawn. Wander around your yard and find low spots where water may collect. It may be great for the grass in that area, but it also means that water is flowing away from other spots that won’t look as healthy later on in the season. De-winterize your lawn tools now as well. Change out old gas and clean the contacts so that you aren’t fighting to start the mower when the time does come to trim the grass.
  9. Check the Cooler. Whether you have forced air A/C or and evaporative cooler, this is the time to get them cleaned and cleared. Check the A/C condenser for any twigs or other fan blade damaging debris that might cause costly repairs. Open up the swamp cooler and clean the media to prevent that nasty musty smell the first few times you run it.
  10. Deck out the Deck. Let’s face it, with longer days, you’re going to be out here more and it needs to be nice. Look for damaged or warped boards that need to be replaced. Break out and hose off the patio furniture that has been buried at the back of the garage since late fall. Take the cover off of the grill and give the slats a scrape to clear off the dust that has collected.

Prepping for spring and summer isn’t really hard to do. It can be time consuming and may claim a few weekends. While inspecting your house, take a look at your windows, siding and doors. Do they need spring cleaning, or maybe even replacement? Contact New Windows for America for a FREE estimate! When you have completed this checklist, you will know that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer.