Choosing the Right Entry Door
You’ve got a lot of things to consider when purchasing a new front door for your Coto de Caza home. Size, stain or paint color, style to compliment your home’s architecture and decor, the right material (wood vs fiberglass), brand, and finding a reputable sales and installation company.
After 20+ years in the industry, we have reached the firm conclusion that fiberglass is the superior material for entry doors. Here are our reasons. Fiberglass is:
- 5x more energy-efficient than wood
- More secure
- Low maintenance
- Resistant to Moisture: won’t bow, swell, disfigure, or rot from exposure to moisture, unlike wood
- Resistant to Sunlight-: won’t fade, crack or peel from exposure to sunlight, unlike wood
- A much better value in the long run, hands down
Fiberglass can also be painted or stained to look exactly like wood, and due to its durability and dependability, it has much better warranties than wood.
Forget the “Big Box” Retailers – Today’s Entry Doors brings the showroom to YOU
You know the drill. Step into one of the large home improvement chains and, unless you frequent these places, your head is immediately spinning. Where to go…
Once you locate the general area, the next challenge is finding an employee who is willing and able to assist you. Find that person (who may or may not know the first thing about entry doors), and they may sit down with you but your conversation is frequently interrupted by phone calls and other employees asking where products are located. You get the sense the person doesn’t quite know what they are talking about…as they flip through a catalog and really offer no help to you.
Or maybe you select an entry door but have no idea who is going to install it, and leave feeling regretful that many of your questions went unanswered.
Why put yourself through that stress and hassle when you can have a pleasant, personalized shopping experience with a bona fide entry door expert?
Today’s Entry Doors is a beautiful Mobile Showroom featuring full-size fiberglass entry door samples, hardware, and screen doors. View our large screen TV for videos and online catalogs, and even see how any door you like will look on your home, using our unique software!
This entry door system in Coto de Caza wasn’t as much a drastic transformation, as some of our projects are, but a nuanced installation.
As you can see the old door was an unremarkable plain wood door but it was 8′ tall. It was also in what we call a “stucco well” preventing the application of a standard replacement exterior trim called “Brick-mold”. As you can imagine, when you have a tall and narrow door, it gives a new meaning to the term plumb. If the old walls are out of plumb (straight up and down) and the new entry door is not installed correctly the door will not operate properly. The give away clue is if your door closes on it’s own when left open or swings open if left ajar.
Anyway installing the new fiberglass entry door into this opening left us very little room for error. We slightly notched the stucco mold, allowing us to stay within the confines of the side walls, and gave us the ability to keep the exterior aesthetics required by the encroachment of the outside walls.
We, at Today’s Entry Doors, specialize in these types of entry door installations. You want it done right and right the first time. If you live in Coto de Caza and would like to replace your entry door please call or email for your FREE in home consultation.
A Word about Front Door Installation
Entry door installation is not a simple job and it should not be done by just anyone. Ideally, the company that sells you the entry door will also install it, and will stand behind their installation with a warranty. (Today’s Entry Doors has professional entry door installers and warrants our installations for two years.) Learn more about entry door installation here.
If you are shopping for fiberglass entry doors for your Coto de Caza home, call Today’s Entry Doors. We are a family owned and operated entry door expert, and we treat our customers like family too.
We will gladly answer all your questions over the phone, and when you’re ready, our Mobile Showroom will visit your home for that one-of-a-kind, “Just for you” shopping experience. You’ll never want to shop at a big box retailer again!
It’s not only Coto de Caza, CA we cover many locations in Orange County, CA and surrounding areas as well. Call us at (714) 974-5728. We look forward to meeting you!