4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Front Door
The right front door can completely transform the aesthetic of your home. If you’re making your spring home improvement list, a new front door offers fantastic bang for your buck. Here are some of our top tips for choosing the perfect front door for your home.
Set the Budget
Just like with any other home improvement project, setting the budget dictates what options you have available to you. Home improvement projects can easily go over budget if you don’t pay attention to the customization options you choose or the contracts that you sign. When choosing your new front door, pay attention to:
- The upfront cost when weighed against the predicted longevity of the door
- Estimated lifespan
- Maintenance needs
- Energy efficiency
- Weather protection
- Any additional features
- The cost of additional staining or painting
- Any additional remodeling
Choose Your Material
The material that you choose for your front door has a direct impact on how well it will work for your home. Some materials are more durable than others, and some are more conventionally beautiful than others. The most common front door materials include:
- Wood: Great for those who want a classic appearance, many styles and options available
- Steel: More affordable and very durable, can be painted to match your tastes
- Fiberglass: The look of wood with the energy-efficiency and durability of fiberglass
Pick a Size
How big is the entryway to your home? Most front doors are 80 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and 2 inches thick. If you have an oddly-sized entryway it may limit your front door options, unless you want to do another home improvement project to resize your entryway.
What’s Your Style?
Depending on the style of your home, some styles of front doors will look better than others. Choose one that is a good combination of your family’s personal style and the style of your home, whether that means a fun color or more elegant design.
Add a New Front Doors to Your Spring Home Improvement List
If you are ready for a professionally installed new front door at a competitive and honest rate, Architectural Window Supply is ready to help! We have been working for over 20 years at giving business owners and homeowners gorgeous windows and incomparable customer service. For more information on our services, give us a call at (410) 266-5254 or visit us online. For more tips and tricks for getting the most out of your front door, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Houzz, and Google+.