Choosing a New Entry Door

You may not think about it, but your front door is a part of the face of the home. It’s a focal point that draws attention and is hard to miss. This makes your choice in a front door an important one. A good first impression can have a powerful impact and your front door should do that for your home. However, doors serve a purpose other than aesthetics and should be functional as well. So, how do you go about choosing the right new entry door for your home? Here’s a look at some factors to consider. 

What Style to Choose

When it comes to style, keep the home’s overall exterior in mind. Your door style should complement the home’s exterior finish and style. Think, for example, how well your wood stained door would counterbalance your home’s white painted brick. It does wonders to boost the charm and warmth of your home. Maybe it’s the color of the door that pairs well with other exterior elements like porch rail, or light fixtures, or even the plants you have on your veranda. You can find doors that are wood, glass, Shaker style, steel, among others, but your specific preference and home-style will likely be the basis for your selection. Make sure all the parts harmonize.

Door’s Durability

You not only want your door to look good. It should also go the long haul and serve some time. If your home is a low maintenance property, you want your door to require little upkeep. Maybe you live in a location that has rough winters or hot summers, requiring an entry door that can stand up to these rough weather conditions. A fiberglass door, for example, is a sustainable option for the heat and cold with thermal properties, it looks beautiful, appearing like wood, and it’s warp-free and is resistant to rot, rust and dent.

The Level of Security it Provides

Your door has a functional purpose, and one aspect is to provide a degree of security. How important is safety for you? You want to feel secure in your own home, and your entry door should not make you feel less than secure. Depending on your location and how close other homes are to yours, you will help you determine the type of door you select. Country folks and city folks tend to have different doors since both locations require a different level of security. Select a door that will provide you the level of security that you need and provide the peace of mind that will make you feel safe. 

If you are shopping for a new entry door, K&B can help you find the best selection for your home. At K&B, we have a variety of incredible options that can suit your home and personal style. Come see us today and talk with our expert professionals.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.