Factors to Consider When Purchasing a New Front Door

Factors to consider when Purchasing a New Front door

A front entry door can not only add beauty and make your home seem refreshed and new but it also serves as the focal point that most people notice when they first approach or drive by your home.

Your door can say a lot about your home, your life, and you. Whether you’re looking for a new Front Door, Patio Door or Storm Door, Green T has you covered.

1 The fact that your door is the first thing noticed by guests and passersby, is the giant factor when purchasing a new front door. You want it to make a statement. Your front door can welcome people in or cause hesitation and insecurity. Make sure your door isn’t providing the lesser of the two feelings.

2 The second factor is access. Things like door knobs and design definitely matter, but you should also consider the size of your front door. If a change in size is warranted, now is the time to figure it out. You want to be sure that it will open wide enough for any new appliance you might purchase in the future, or the new king size bed you’ve been dreaming of.

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3 Security is also an important factor when considering a new door. Keeping you home safe from intruders is a necessity. You will want to consider where you live and how much of a threat forced entry into your home is. Things like door materials, lock options, door thickness, and glass options are important considerations when the safety of your family is at stake. Another aspect of the security of your door is making sure that unwanted pests can’t find a way in. Mice can slip under a door that has a gap the width of a pencil!

4 Another factor is climate. You want to be sure that your new front door can keep the hot air in during the colder months and the cold air in during the warmer months. Equally important, it should keep the drafts and cold winter winds from finding a place to blow through. You want to be sure that your door is energy efficient, and you want to be that you understand the options that are available for the model you considering for weather stripping, insulation, and class.

5 The most important factor when buying a new front door is where to shop! Improper installation can cause heat loss, increase heating and cooling costs, and access for pests and possible intruders. Poor material quality causes doors to wear out sooner and can allow gapping and easy damage. Make sure that the company you choose can give you expert advice in all areas and more.

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What to Consider When Choosing a New Door

The front door to your home is one of the first features that your guests will notice as they enter and it will have an effect on the impression that people make of your home. 

Replacing your front door can enhance your home’s curb appeal and because the entry door has such an effect on the look and impression that people make of your home, choosing a new door should not be taken lightly.

The following are important things to consider when choosing a new entry door for your home.

Appearance

The appearance of the front door is important because it contributes to the overall curb appeal of your home.

Every home has a certain style to its exterior and the style of the door should match the décor of your home’s exterior.  One thing to consider when choosing a door is the material.  Entry doors are available in several materials such as fiberglass, steel, wood or some combination which provides a different feel, weight, and style.

Another thing to consider as far as style is whether or not the front door should have glass.  Front doors come with many different window styles to choose from including single glass panes, groups of small glass pains, or stained glass.

Security

Another important thing to consider when choosing a new entry door is the security it provides.  Front doors come with a variety of strong locking mechanisms including handle locks, deadbolts, or both.  If you are purchasing a front door with a window, the glass can be frosted or clear depending on your desire for privacy.  The front door is meant to provide security to your home so this is an important consideration when looking for a new door.

Front doors come with a variety of strong locking mechanisms including handle locks, deadbolts, or both.  If you are purchasing a front door with a window, the glass can be frosted or clear depending on your desire for privacy.  The front door is meant to provide security to your home so this is an important consideration when looking for a new door.

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Installation

Most of the time, window replacement companies offer installation services and warranties for entry doors.  It is important to ask these companies what their installation process includes and discuss the terms of the warranty to see what it entails and how long it will last.  You should also ask if they provide services if there is an air or water leak or if the door becomes damaged and needs to be repaired.  Reliable companies will provide a warranty for new front doors and make sure it is installed and sealed properly.

You should also ask if they provide services if there is an air or water leak or if the door becomes damaged and needs to be repaired.  Reliable companies will provide a warranty for new front doors and make sure it is installed and sealed properly.

As you look for a new front door for your home, make sure to take these things into consideration.  The new door should enhance the look of your home and provide security and reliable window companies that provide new doors should also offer warranties and installation services.

Green T Windows carries and installs steel and fiberglass entry doors in a variety of different styles including entry doors, patio doors, and storm doors.

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