The front door of your home is among the first things people see. That is why making it as inviting and appealing as possible is essential. If you’re in the market for new doors, choose one that doesn’t only add to your home’s curb appeal but also boosts its performance in durability and energy efficiency. But first, let’s tackle the common questions regarding entry door installations.
1. WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR AN EXTERIOR DOOR?
The most common materials for doors are steel, fiberglass, and wood. They can all protect your home effectively, but each has distinct advantages. For instance, while fiberglass is more stylish, steel is more durable. Buy a new front door that will fit your home’s architecture, personal style, and budget.
Also, consider what you can add to a front door to fit your needs best. Maybe you’d like more natural sunlight? Add sidelights or decorative glass to your new door. Are storms a constant concern? Include a protective storm door in your upgrade. Our team will help you choose and buy a new front door that meets your requirements.
2. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BUY A NEW FRONT DOOR?
The best time to buy a new front door is when your home needs it. Or better yet, whenever you desire a great change for your home. Our professional installers are installing all year round, so there is no need to wait for the best “season.” Summer, fall, spring, winter— we make it work, we keep it clean, and you’ll reap the benefits of your new front door for years to come.
3. HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A NEW FRONT DOOR?
Knowing when to replace your front entry door is directly linked to your home’s property value, safety, and exterior curb appeal. It is crucial that you are aware of the signs of when to replace your front door. Therefore, here are five easy signs that will help you determine if you need to replace your front door:
- Your door squeaks or sticks when opening and closing
- There’s built-up moisture between your door’s glass panes
- Warps or Cracks
- Your door has drafts
- Your door has moisture damage
4. DO I REALLY NEED A STORM DOOR?
A storm door can be durable, energy-efficient, stylish, innovative, and add significant value to your home. Whether you want to showcase your entryway, seal a draft, let more light in, or ventilate your home, a storm door can provide all this and more.
Once you purchase a new entry door, installing a storm door is an excellent way to extend the life and beauty of your new purchase. In addition, a storm door will minimize the total maintenance you need to perform on your entry door. If you choose a storm door with a retractable screen, it can also protect against bugs while letting in fresh air when leaving the entry door open.
5. DO NEW ENTRY DOORS INCREASE HOME VALUE?
No project has had a better return on investment than a front door replacement. According to our friends at Therma-Tru, “A new entry door can pay for itself – and then some. A recent survey suggests homeowners who choose a stylish new entry [door] can significantly improve the curb appeal of their home, and a door that complements their home’s architecture can increase the overall perceived value of their home.*” Curb appeal, increased home security, and improved energy efficiency from your new doors will boost the value of your home.
When you are ready to work with professionals, our Design and Energy Experts will gladly walk you through our many options and help you find the best door within your budget. Plus, our experts can also help you visualize this final door look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before committing to a door. We are ready to help homeowners in the Chicago and Madison areas with new entry doors. If you want to learn more about our entry door options, give our staff a call at (630) 280-2748 or fill out our contact form.
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