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Choosing a Front Entry Door

Choosing a Front Entry Door

Your front entry door is an important focal point of your home. It also provides security for you and your family as well as protection from the outside elements. If you’re considering installing a new door, it goes without saying that you have an important decision to make. Let the experts at Dilworth Window and Door explain your options and help you decide which one is best for your home.

One Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

Many people don’t think to replace their front entry door until they notice that it doesn’t work properly, or it’s clearly from another decade. However, it’s an easy update to make that can have a significant impact on security, energy-efficiency, and curb appeal. If it's been a while since you took a good look at your front entry door, maybe now is the perfect time to do that. A high-quality door from Dilworth Windows and Doors may be just what you need to fall in love with your home again!

Signs it may be time for a new front entry door:

How To Choose A New Front Entry Door

Choosing a new front entry door may not seem like that difficult of a decision until you become aware of just how many choices are available to you. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, which is why we’re going to break it down into three easy steps.

Step #1: Choose The Material

100 years ago, just about all residential doors were made of wood. And, although you can still buy wood doors, the majority of them are made out of more durable materials such as aluminum, steel, and fiberglass, with fiberglass being the most popular. The reason why more people choose fiberglass over any other is that it has similar energy-saving qualities as steel doors, but they are much lighter and easier to install. Plus, they work well in extreme climates and come in a variety of colors and finishes.

Step #2: Choose The Style

Next, it’s time to choose what you want your door to look like. Of course, you should choose one that complements the style of your house. Do you want one with the classic look of real wood, or would a more modern, sleek design look better at your entry? And don’t forget about color — entry doors can be made in just about any color, wood grain style, or stain.

One other style aspect to consider is whether or not you want a door with windows. There are several options when it comes to window style, so you’re likely to find one that you like. Windows are great to have in your front door if you want to let in some extra sunlight. They also tend to make an otherwise ho-hum door look a little more upscale.

Step #3: Choose The Hardware

When installing a new front door, many people tend to forget about hardware, but this is another key feature that you’ll want to consider. There are dozens of different types and styles of hardware ranging from the basic brass doorknob to a fully-programmable keyless entry system and everything in between. The one you choose will likely be based primarily on your budget and your design/color preference.

Step #4: Consider Additional Features and Accents

The first three steps will get you 90% of the way toward choosing a new front door. All that’s left is to consider if you want to add any additional features. For instance, a metal kick plate can be attached to the bottom of your door to protect it from scuff marks. A handsome door knocker can provide extra design appeal, plus it's also functional. Finally, you may want to decide if you want a deadbolt for added security or a viewer, otherwise known as a spyhole, to be able to see who’s on the other side of the door.

Why Choose Dilworth For Your New Front Entry Door

If you’re in the market for a new front entry door, we invite you to take a look at Dilworth Windows and Doors. Since 1993, we’ve been the premier installer of premium windows and doors in Westmont and the surrounding communities. We have a passion for quality and genuinely believe in taking care of our customers, which is why we go above and beyond to provide you with the best window and door replacement services in the area.

We do this by installing only the best, most trusted name-brand products in the industry. For entry doors, we work with ProVia — a name that’s been synonymous with high-quality and craftsmanship since 1977. Each one is rigorously tested and certified to meet the highest security standards.

In addition to only working with trusted name brands, there are several other reasons why you should consider working with Dilworth for your home improvement project.

Contact Dilworth Windows and Doors Today

If you’re ready to replace your old, worn-out front entry door, give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss your needs and budget and answer any questions you may have so we can find the right door for you. We also have a large showroom where you can see many of our windows and doors first-hand. Give us a call or contact us online to inquire about our hours and then head over — it’s located right here in Westmont.

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