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Selecting Your Entry Door

Selecting Your Entry Door

Selecting the perfect entry door for your home or business requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure both functionality and aesthetics. Your door serves as not only the face of your property, but as the protecting barrier between the indoor and outdoor and the elements, requiring a product that is going to stand the test of time.


Here are several key factors to consider when making your decision:

Material: Choose a material that suits your needs and preferences. Common options include wood, fiberglass, steel, and aluminum. Each material offers different levels of durability, security, and maintenance requirements.

Security Features: Prioritize safety by selecting a door with robust security features. Look for doors with strong deadbolts, sturdy frames, and reinforced strike plates. Consider enhanced security with features like a 5-point lock system and anti-theft bolts, reinforcing burglary resistance.

Energy Efficiency: Opt for a door with proper insulation to enhance energy efficiency in your home or business. Check the Uw heat transfer coefficient to ensure proper thermal insulation, aiming for a valuearound 1.5 W / (m2xK). Likewise, prioritize acoustic isolation, aiming for a rating of approximately 30 dB to minimize exterior noise. Weatherstripping and insulated cores can also help prevent heat loss and drafts.

Style and Design: Your entry door is a focal point of your home and business so choose a style and design that complements your overall aesthetic. Consider factors like color, texture, paneling, and decorative elements to create a welcoming entrance that reflects your personal taste. Remember that the door's appearance should harmonize with your facade and overall design scheme, ensuring a cohesive look.

Maintenance Requirements: Different materials require different levels of maintenance. Consider your willingness and ability to maintain your door over time. Wood doors may need periodic refinishing, while fiberglass and aluminum doors are generally more low maintenance.

Warranty and Durability: Look for doors with a solid warranty that covers defects and damage. Consider the longevity and durability of the materials used to ensure that your door will withstand the elements and daily wear and tear.

By carefully evaluating these factors and considering your specific needs and preferences, you can select a front door that enhances the security, energy efficiency, and curb appeal of your home or business.

Ready to select your entry door? Visit our entry door page to see our broad collection of entry doors.

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