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Today’s Entry Doors only sells and installs one thing — DOORS. From Dutch Doors to Contemporary and Classic Doors, we have you covered with some of the best brands including Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, and Masonite.

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The 4 Ways You Can Configure Your Entry Door’s Swing

Explore This Advantage Of A Complete Replacement Of Your Old Pre-Hung System.

If your current front door is like most, it swings inwards. One way or another, that’s become common here in the Orange County, CA area. And when you see the average pre-hung, cookie-cutter front door, they tend to follow this norm.

There are some functional reasons. Security, for example. When a door is kicked in, it’s typically at the hinges. They can be a weak point, so general manufacturers keep them inside the home, rather than outside. Plus, with an inward swinging front door you can easily peek at anyone knocking on or approaching the door.

How about aesthetics. Some folks don’t want to take the necessary steps to hide outside hinges or harden them in a good looking way.

But when it comes time to update your front door and replace it with a gorgeous, custom, high-caliber entry door system with us… you’ve got options.

Take this example image below from one of our Entry Door Galleries. This is a 96-inch Dutch Door with smooth skin; factory-painted white. The glass is hard to see, but it’s clear.

The 4 Directions

They’re pretty basic at first glance – the swing directions are always based on the exterior view of the door, as if you’re standing outside looking in. Also, keep in mind that with outswings, “left” and “right” doesn’t mean the hinges are on the left or the right. It’s the opposite!

  1. Left hand inswing (LHIS)
  2. Left hand outswing (LHOS).
  3. Right hand inswing (RHIS).
  4. Right hand outswing (RHOS).

Here are the diagrams we use to help explain these options to people who visit our showroom or who have us send out our Mobile Showroom.

What it comes down to is the surrounding environment directly inside or outside the door. For example, perhaps you’d like to sport vines or a nice planter outside on the right. Well, then an outward swing on the left might look great – unique, classy, welcoming.

Can you imagine outward swinging doors with an entry door like this: double 30-inch entry doors that have been factory-painted vineyard, with chinchilla glass and satin nickel hardware (we installed this system in the Anaheim area).

Because we do complete full-service, A to Z installations of The Very Best Doors, we remove and manufacture the frame so we can do almost anything. And let’s not forget there are other exterior doors like side-entry doors that you may want to swing differently. 

 

What if inside the doorway is a laundry area and appliances? What if you want to make more room inside? What if you want it much more wide open inside the entryway? It really comes down to the layout of the house (it’s common for us to do our work while other parts of the entryway and home are being remodeled as well).

That’s a 72×80-inch double side entry door system in white, which we installed in the Trabuco Canyon area. As you can see, the hinges are on the outside, but trust us, those doors are secure. Here’s another example from a high-quality fiberglass water heater door we installed:

Bottom Line: You Get The Exact Look You Want

The good news is that when you go with premium entry doors, you get premium features and benefits. You get to have everything exactly as you want it, to match your lifestyle, the aesthetic of your home, and your security needs.

Have more questions about our process? Curious about a dutch door perhaps? Want to learn all the ins and outs of getting a new custom fiberglass entry door system. Don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact The Entry Door Experts. We’re happy to take the time and treat you right!

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Just How Secure Are New Custom Fiberglass Entry Doors?

Just How Secure Are The Entry Doors Installed By Today’s Entry Doors?

Learn How We Reinforce The Vulnerable Points To Secure Orange County Homes

When you invest in a gorgeous new custom-designed entry door, you know it’s about much more than just beauty and aesthetics. The door’s primary function is to exist as a portal that also helps SECURE your home.

This is why we ONLY install The Very Best Doors that are well-built, incredibly sturdy, long-lasting, durable, and strong for our Orange County customers (and surrounding areas).

But here’s the secret – when it comes to Fiberglass Doors or really any other residential door, security doesn’t come primarily from the lock and hardware. Those definitely help, but when someone really wants to get inside, they need to break through the points of the door where the locks meet the frame (which hopefully isn’t in a weakened state).

A few quick points on the subject you should know:

  • A home intrusion is committed every 16 seconds in the United States.
  • Around 60% of burglars use forcible entry to gain access to a home.
  • Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home.
  • The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar is to reconsider the attack.

What About Barricades Or Braces?

They’re effective, sure, but the downside of these devices is that they can only be armed when you’re inside. They leave your home vulnerable when you’re away.

To show you an integral part of our Proven Process, below is a video we made to illustrate the extra steps we take to ensure your new high-caliber entry door is EXTRA secure. We included a full transcription below as well.

Video Transcription

“Home invasion can happen to anybody, at any time. Your front or side door could be a vulnerable point of entry. Properly installed, your door lock is only part of the answer. Usually the problem isn’t the door or the hardware, it’s the wood frame that surrounds the door. The weak points are where the locks engage the frame.”

“Today’s Entry Doors uses a proprietary installation method to enhance security at these vulnerable points. We go above and beyond just following manufacturer instructions. We reinforce those areas of concern with individual 16-guage galvanized steel plates which are in turn secured to the house framing.”

 

“Then, on the other side of the framing, each hinge is also reinforced by replacing two standard hinge screws with two 3-inch #10 screws. This not only adds strength, but keeps the jams from being spread apart. ”

“No other door dealer or big box goes to these extremes to secure your home. We know that buying an entry door is about security as much as it is about looks and functionality. That’s why each and every new door installed by Today’s Entry Doors will have these security enhancements.”

Wrapping Up: We Offer A Wide Selection Of Locking Systems!

Whether you need your home to become what we like to call a mini-Fort Knox, or you just want the latest tech and locking systems in place, the specialists at Today’s Entry Doors can help. Feel free to Contact Us at your earliest convenience and we’ll be happy to tell you all about the security levels of the entry door systems we install (and really anything else you want to know). We look forward to hearing from you!

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Can You Repaint Or Restain Fiberglass Entry Doors?

Explore This Common Question We Get From Customers

Because we’re the #1 entry door specialists in the Orange County, CA, area, here at Today’s Entry Doors, we answer many good questions for homeowners.

With 30+ years in business under our belts, there’s simply no one better or more informed to call!

One of our most common questions comes from previous customers. Roughly 99% of our customers get their Fiberglass Entry Door System factory-painted or stained, but let’s be honest, we get sun exposure in our part of the country!

Note: If you decide to look through our extensive entry door galleries, you’ll see 100+ doors with various popular, unique, and personalized colors.

Folks want to know:

“How long before my entry door starts to fade?”

They want to know whether these doors (relative to natural wood systems) can be repainted or restrained for a new, refreshed look.

First, let’s talk about fading.

The Answer: It Depends. The truth is, putting a specific number on any door is incredibly tough.

  • What color is the door? Dark/lighter colors fade at different rates. Darker fades faster.
  • How much sun exposure does the door get? Morning sun? Afternoon? All-day sun?
  • Unless you have an overhang protecting the door, it will fade over time.

Once the door reaches a certain age and fading point, it’s time to get it handled by a professional. And yes, we highly recommend working with a professional and not trying to repaint or refinish the door yourself.

 

Why?

Professionals who can do this work for you don’t come cheap. And we understand it’s tempting to call the manufacturer and get a kit you can try yourself.

Do you have all the tools necessary to do it correctly? For example, a good sprayer? Are you schooled in the methods of prepping the door – stripping it, sanding it, etc.?

It’s a process you don’t want to just wing. We holeheartedly feel the expense is worth it to keep the very best door systems looking top-notch.

Have Questions Of Your Own? Contact The Experts

Every person who works for our company is a legitimate expert regarding premium fiberglass entry door systems from our major manufacturers (Jeld-Wun, Therma-Tru, and Masonite). We have decades of experience, and we’re happy to answer any question you might have concerning pricing, process, styling, installation, you name it!

Reach out and contact us today, and we’ll give you all the time you need. It’s our pleasure!

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How To Get More Entryway Space Without Double Doors!

Looking To Expand Your Doorway But Not Interested In
Going With Double-Entry Doors? We Have A Solution.

Anywhere from 5-10% of our customers say they would like to have more entry door space, but without resorting to huge double-entry doors.

What can we do?

Whereas most other companies in the area struggle with this kind of issue, we can quickly help you design the perfect single door with an operable sidelite (known as an uneven pair).

Let’s take a look at this image from our Entry Door Galleries:

What you have here is a smooth-skin, Therma-Tru fiberglass entry door system factory-stained blue with one extra-white operable sidelight and one inoperable sidelite (both are 5 light-SDL).

Each sidelite is one piece of solid Rain-style privacy glass, with the framing elements making it look like there are five separate windows on each.

We installed that entry door for a wonderful family out in the Diamond Bar, CA area.

Compare it to the entry door below, where a mull post exists between the door and inside sidelite. Even if the sidelight were operable, there wouldn’t be any extra space.

Let’s look at another setup that does provide more space.

As you can see, they have a stairway directly behind the front door. So, having this extra space to move in/out appliances, furniture, or other large objects makes the entire task so much easier (and safer).

That’s another Therma-Tru model, but this time the privacy glass is Chord-style (without posts for solid rather than divided light). Its got a Mahogany grain and is sporting the color Mulberry.

We installed it for another great family in the Anaheim, CA, area.

  • This is a functional theme.
  • Essentially, it’s a modified double door that acts like an uneven pair.
  • The sidelites in these doors are about a foot wide, combined with the 3-foot wide doors.
  • Everything about the setup in terms of aesthetics can be customized: glass, the doors themselves, hardware, color, etc.

One of the main issues is that in Southern California, 5-foot openings are the norm. This can be a rather tight fit for some. With these kinds of modified doors, you have the flexibility to get the type of aesthetic you want without having to resort to double-doors.

How Big Of An Investment Is This Solution?

You’ve got a wide array of choices and levels of value. On one end, there are the cheaply-made mass-produced door systems you can buy from big-box stores and hire a contractor to install.

On the other end is a premium system you get through Today’s Entry Doors.

Including our entire turnkey process, they begin at roughly $10,000.

  • First, we help you design and customize a stunning new entry door system.
  • Then, we work directly with the manufacturer to make it perfect down to the finest detail.
  • Once built, we flawlessly install it for you for true peace of mind and value.
  • Feel free to browse our Case Studies for insight into what it’s like working with us.

Interested? Reach Out And Contact Us Today

If this particular solution interests you and you live in or directly around the Orange County, CA, area, reach out and Contact Today’s Entry Doors. We’ll be happy to walk you through the particulars, answer your questions, and address any concerns you might have. You could also schedule a time for our mobile showroom to stop by!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Learn How To Easily Finance Your New Entry Door System

Here At Today’s Entry Doors, about 20% of our yearly entry door transformation projects are financed. And as such, we ensure we offer the best options we possibly can to Orange County, CA homeowners.

In today’s article, we would like to breeze through some of the basics of Our Financing to fill you in.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Who Do We Finance Through?

With our experience and rock-solid industry reputation, we could have chosen ANYONE to finance projects. Instead, we decided to make Enerbank our steadfast financing partner.

Who are they?

Enerbank is one of America’s home improvement lenders of choice and, as such, a great addition to our Proven Process.

In their own words:

“EnerBank USA is a specialized home improvement lender – experts at providing loans for home improvement projects. Since it’s our specialty, we’ve developed payment options perfectly tailored to home improvement needs. We’ve been doing this for over two decades and have approved over a million home improvement loans.”

  • They have a quick and easy application process without application fees.
  • They don’t use your home as collateral, and there are no appraisal costs.
  • They use US-based customer service reps.
  • 120-180 day credit commitments.
  • Regions Bank FDIC Member.
  • They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

What Kind Of Loans Do They Offer?

Everything from Same-As-Cash loans to reduced interest loans, zero-interest loans, traditional installment loans, and more. Most of our customers get the 12 Month Same-As-Cash loan (no interest, and almost everyone qualifies) and the 5-year loan at 6.99%.

 

We always walk folks through this when they visit our showroom or have us pay their home a visit in our decked-out Mobile Showroom.

Will You Help Me Through The Process?

Absolutely. We’re happy to give you as much time as you need and the good news is that our Four-Page Contracts are ultra-simple. No fine print. No surprises. No extra fees or costs you find out about later. No nonsense whatsoever.

When you stop by our showroom or have our mobile showroom visit your home, we will give you all the information you need to know whether our financing options are a good match for your budgeting needs.

Wrapping Up: Contact Us For More Information

If you would like to know more about our door manufacturers and you live in or directly around the Orange County, CA, area, reach out and Contact Today’s Entry Doors. We’ll be happy to walk you through the particulars, answer your questions, and address any concerns you might have. You could also schedule a time for our mobile showroom to stop by!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Can You Put A Screen Door On A Double Front Door?

Believe it or not, this is a common question we hear at Today’s Entry Doors.  During the beautiful spring and summer months, it’s a nice feeling to allow nature into the home by having a screen door.  Not only does it allow the warm breezes to take over the house, but it lets you breathe easily.  Now, our front entry doors come in a variety of shapes and styles, but you may be asking yourself about a double door as a front entry door.  So, can you put a screen door on a double front door? 

Double Front Doors

What exactly are double front doors?  They are two side-by-side doors.  They can be installed in a way where one can lock or be fixed in place, and one or both sides can open simultaneously.  This means they can be active or inactive depending on the situation. Many people decide to install double front doors because they create a magnificent and grand entrance to your front home.  When having guests over, it’s an incredible moment to open up both at the same time to greet them.  It can also be convenient when moving large items in or out of your home, so double front doors have many benefits.  

Screens 

Are you interested in an entry door with a screen?  Double front doors do have this option, and the double-entry door can easily turn into a beautiful light-brightening feature of your home.  Now, a few types of screens may be best for your double door.  A double-retractable screen allows you to open both of your doors and not have to adjust the screen. So, to the question on whether or not you can put a screen door on a double front door – yes, you absolutely can!  They also give you the ability to have only one door open and still be able to enjoy the outdoor breeze without ever adjusting your screen.  

Our Process

Today’s Entry Doors have a proprietary process that we have created to install your double front doors.  Since we sell doors and also install them, this makes us unique.  The process of installing a double front door is not unlike any other door, but as a homeowner, you want to make sure that you have the space needed in your front entryway.  If you already have a double front door and would like to add a beautiful screen to enhance the ambiance, this is another service that we here at Today’s Entry Doors can provide for you.  

An addition of a door screen is a way to change the feel of your home. It can also be a welcome addition for your family and friends when they drop by to spend time with you.  It’s a wonderful way to make your home stand out!

Today’s Entry Doors Can Make It Happen

We can offer our clients an amazing guarantee and the ability to customize. We can secure your door with our amazing installation process, and our craftsmanship is the best in the Orange County, CA area.  Since we are focused on doors alone, we have become the experts in our field and our promise to you for quality installation and customization is important to us.  

Our warranty will provide you with a solid peace of mind, and you will be able to enjoy your new front entry door with happiness and ease of use knowing you are secure in your home. 

Our customizable options offer size and style screening and extra security. These make us differ from the rest.  Let us help you design, customize and install the best front entry door for your home to make it stand out! 

Ready to start your door replacement or screened entry door project?  If you are in the Orange County, CA area, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about choosing and installing the perfect door for your beautiful home.

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Five Rules When Choosing Sidelights For Your Front Door

You may be in the process of looking for an amazing new front door to accent your home and front entryway. If you are looking for a beautiful door that allows even more light in, a sidelight for your door may be an excellent choice. Today’s Entry Doors knows how important it is to find the right door with the best accents, and we can help to walk you through the process of finding a front door with a sidelight. Simply, sidelights fit along either, or both sides of your door and are vertical, narrow windows that can be installed on either one or both sides of your front door. But, what are the five rules when choosing sidelights for your front door?

Style

The first rule in choosing a sidelight for your front door is to consider the style of your home. You may have a craftsman-style home or perhaps a modern-style home, so looking at style is important. Not only that, but you want to take a look at your roof line to ascertain if a sidelight would accent this and if there is already enough natural light coming through the front of your home. Sidelights allow more light to be absorbed into your home, which can create a warmth of togetherness. They create an open feeling in your home, and there are many styles to choose from. But, the rule of thumb is to first really take a look at the architectural style of your home when choosing the best sidelight for your front door.

Selecting The Best Size

Sidelights are vertical and can be added to either one or both sides of your door. Some homeowners only want them on one side because they are happy with the amount of light being let in, and the front area may be a bit smaller. However, there are many that like the grandness and natural feeling of having them on both sides of the door. Not only does this increase the light, but it increases the focus on the front door because the design is balanced.

Privacy & Security

Privacy and security are important, but this does not mean that installing a sidelight is not an option. There are options for certain types of textured glass to be used, and this allows the natural light in but still gives you privacy because no visitors can physically see into your home. Some people also choose to install a transom which is a window over the front door to accent the balance of the sidelights on both ends, which can also be done in any size or shape and glass. If security and privacy are still a concern, Today’s Entry Doors can help with many additional security features we have to offer our clientele that worry about security.

Energy Efficiency

Some homeowners are concerned that their bills may be a bit higher because more light is being let into the home. However, this is not the case with sidelights. It’s important to focus on the fact that the type of glass you are choosing, along with a possible brand new front door, can actually lead to energy savings and much more efficiency. Today’s Entry Doors can help you select the door and install it with our own process, which leads to a more secure front door installed securely into your home’s frame, with greater energy efficiency.

Cost

Cost can differ depending on the type of sidelights that you choose. Sometimes, homeowners are interested in just one to accent the door or two to balance the front entryway and make that area feel more welcoming. It’s important to focus on the materials that are chosen and whether or not you are looking for fabricated or custom and consider the size of the sidelights. Today’s Entry Doors can come directly to you, take measurements, and give you an estimate depending on your vision of your sidelights and front entryway. This way you have a lot of wonderful options!

Why You Should Choose Today’s Entry Doors

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we offer Orange County homeowners several customizable front entry door choices, but it’s important to know about the basics of door sizes and styles before you start, and we make it easy. 

With all of the choices out there, it’s important to have a company that understands both door size, door style, and also installation. We are different here at Today’s Entry Doors, and we take pride in what we do and even have our own installation process that is time-tested and true. It’s amazing what we can create for your home by replacing your front door; it can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.

Today’s Entry Doors Has Got You Covered

We truly believe in our products and our ability to provide excellent customer service and installation.  Because of our warranty, guarantee, and dedication to craftsmanship, we want our customers to be completely satisfied with our work.  Today’s Entry Doors is committed to doors and door installation, and this is all we do.  We are qualified experts in helping your home to become even more beautiful.  Our warranty provides you with the peace of mind you can count on and we are so committed to our work and proud to have gained respect in the community.

We can also create some customizable options which will factor in style, material, and color to ensure that your front entry door with sidelight is customized.  It’s always important to consider the style of your home when choosing sidelight options and also to make sure that security and a welcoming environment are also addressed.

Ready to install sidelights for your front door?   If you are in the Orange County, CA area, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about choosing and installing the perfect door for your beautiful home.

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What Is the Most Common Door Size?

You may be thinking about installing a beautiful new entry door but wonder how to figure out what size you need. There are some very common door sizes for front entry doors and an incredible assortment of styles to choose from. Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we offer several customizable front entry door choices, but it’s important to know about the basics of door sizes and styles before you start, and we make it easy. So, what are the most common door sizes out there for front entry doors?

Most Common Door Sizes

To make a choice for door size as simple as possible, it’s great to know that there are three main sizes for the average standard exterior door size. The typical height for an entry door is 80 inches with a thickness of 1 ¾ inches. Now, if you have an older home, you may notice that your door opening may be on the smaller end as there have been some changes due to The American Disability Act, which has required new home builders to actually create a door that is at least 3 feet wide. So, the most common entry door widths are 30 inches, 32 inches, and 36 inches, with a typical 80 inches in height and 1 ¾ inch of thickness. Let’s take a closer look at each entry door size.

The 30 Inch Door

This is our typical double-door and includes an eight-foot pair.  A double-door makes a bold statement when it comes to your front entry.  It can look exceptionally regional, but there are also some beautiful modern choices that fit a very mid-century look.  The 30-inch double doors also create more leeway when walking through the front entryway, allowing for easy moves, bringing large gatherings in and out, and making it easier to bring items into your home.  It’s truly a bold statement.  Our 30-inch door gallery has some wonderful ideas for your front entryway.

The 36 Inch Door

This door is very standard, and it is what you would typically find at the front entryway of a home.  It’s important to know that these doors are incredibly functional and satisfy most homes easily without extra customization for sizing.  These doors are made for safety and security and also give a solid amount of space for accessibility.  Our 36-inch door gallery shows off a beautiful assortment of ideas for this type of door.

The 42 Inch Door

These doors are a bit larger and a bit harder to find.  They are customizable but do not typically fit a normal front entry door if there needs to be a direct replacement.  To view your options and visualize the size, check out our 42 inch door gallery to see how we can offer a few customizations.  Sometimes, a dutch door can be created in the 42-inch size, and just like our other door sizes, you can add glass inserts.

The Eight-Foot Entry Door&nbsp

Want a door that will really stand out?  The eight-foot entry door may just be a great choice for you!  This door is extremely high and provides a fantastic present for your curb appeal.  Just take a look at this 8-foot door gallery to see the immense size of these palatial doors. Strong and sturdy, powerful and decorative, there are many variations of this style of door, and they are truly a unique choice.

With all of the choices out there, it’s important to have a company that understands both door size, door style, and also installation. We are different here at Today’s Entry Doors, and we take pride in what we do and even have our own installation process that is time-tested and true. It’s amazing what we can create for your home by replacing your front door; it can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.

Today’s Entry Doors Has Got You Covered

Since we believe in our products, we can offer our customers a wonderful guarantee and warranty.  Our customers believe in our installation process and craftsmanship, and we stand behind our promise to our community.  Today’s Entry Doors only focuses on doors and door installation, allowing us to become qualified experts in this business and ensure that you have a beautiful entry door that stands out and makes your home even more beautiful.  This warranty provides you with the peace of mind you deserve. We are so committed to our work that it’s easy to see why we are so respected in the community.

We also offer several customizable options which consider size, style, fiberglass options, and color.  It’s important to make sure that you can create the front entry door of your dreams and make your entry welcoming and inviting.

Interested in starting your door replacement project?   If you are in the Orange County, CA area, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about choosing and installing the perfect door for your beautiful home.

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Learn About Wrought Iron Entry Doors In Orange County, CA

Wrought Iron Fiberglass Doors: Explore Their
High-End Style & Debonair Class

In today’s article, we’d like to walk through the basics of high-end Fiberglass Wrought Iron Entry Doors with you.

They’re unique. They’re wonderfully ornate. They’re versatile. They can be paired with just about any style of home here in Orange County, and they’re often paired with particular kinds of glass to make an entryway genuinely stand out.

If you’re interested in upgrading your home to make much more of a statement…you can’t go wrong with wrought iron.

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we work with three notable manufacturers and help homeowners install the VERY BEST DOORS.

With wrought iron, they can come in two types:

  1. The grille is mounted between two panes of glass, and this is the most low-maintenance form because you won’t need to touch it, move it, or clean it.
  2. This is where the grille is mounted on the outside of the door, and it’s operable so you can clean the glass behind it. The glass can’t move. Just the grille can be opened and closed.

One particular thing to note is that of our trio of premium manufacturers, only Jeld-Wen offers models in both options. Masonite and Therma-Tru only provide the first option.

Now let’s look at some examples from our Entry Door Galleries.

This is a Jeld-Wen model showing you the mounted operable grille. What you have here is a 30 x 80’’ rustic entry door with a Knotty Alder grain that’s been factory-stained Chappo. The glass option is a Glue Chip, and the grille itself is a Monte Carlo design.

We installed this for a wonderful family in Laguna Hills.

How about another decorative entry door, but this time a single.

What we have here is a 36 x 96’’ Therma-Tru Classic-Craft with a Rustic grain that’s been stained English Walnut. The glass is Augustine with a decorative wrought iron grille between the glass. Then you have the specific hardware in flat black for great contrast that matches the grille.

We installed this for a family in the Coto De Caza, CA area.

Is There A Limit On Grille Styles?

Yes. However, you have a huge variety to choose from! With our manufacturers, you’re almost guaranteed to find a grille style that works for you.

Here’s another popular type of grille around the Orange County area: Heritage.

That’s a 36 x 96’’ round top style entry door with a Mahogany grain skin that’s been factory stained Mocha. The insert is Rain Glass.

We installed that in the San Juan Capistrano, CA area.

Are These Style Of Entry Doors More Expensive?

In some respects, yes. The more ornate and complex your new entry door system is, the more materials are needed to build and manufacture it. The only real problem you run into is finding the right door company to help you get the perfect-fit model for your home, your tastes, and your budget, and then precision install it.

With Today’s Entry Doors, you’re working with 100% specialists. We provide a full-service, turn-key process that not only ensures you get the right door but that it comes protected by an iron-clad Lifetime Warranty!

Get Your Questions Answered By Today’s Entry Doors

Interested in a gorgeous wrought iron entry door for your home and have some questions? Worried about costs? Wondering what the process is going to be like? Curious how long it might take and what the current lead times look like?

Simply Contact Us today, and you can chat with a company that’s focused on entry doors for decades. We’ll be happy to walk you through the specifics and send our convenient Mobile Showroom to your home as well.

Thanks so much for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Learn About Premium Fiberglass Entry Doors With Sidelights

Premium Fiberglass Entry Doors With Sidelights
A Favorite In The Orange County Area

In today’s article, we’d like to just breeze through some of the basics of premium ultra-gorgeous Fiberglass Entry Doors with Sidelites.

These are among the most common options homeowners in the Orange County, CA area explore when replacing their entry door. They’re stunning. They make a very distinct statement. And as we like to tell folks, they effectively create a grand entrance.

Let’s look at some contemporary examples that we’ve installed from our Entry Door Galleries.

We’ll start with one that provides distinct contrast.

What we have here is a quality Therma-Tru fiberglass entry door system with one stationary sidelight (on the right) and another operable sidelight – known as an ‘uneven pair.’ These are extremely popular because they add a lot of extra space to the entrance, making moving large objects like furniture in and out of the home easier. It has Extra White 5-lite windows with Rain privacy glass and smooth skin factory-painted Salty Dog.

We installed this in the Diamond Bar, CA area.

Another somewhat similar example can be seen in the image we chose for the primary image to today’s article.

Let’s take another look.

This is another Therma-Tru model with an operable sidelite, but with Chord privacy glass and a Mahogany grain that’s been factory stained Mulberry.

 

We installed this for a wonderful family in the Anaheim, CA area (explore our Service Areas).

Is Demolition Involved In These Installations?

Generally speaking, no. In most cases, if you’ve got an existing door with a side window separated by stucco and drywall, we’ll leave that alone. We’re not going to be busting these kinds of framing out to install new systems.

Most of our installations already have the setup where everything is in the same frame, all framed in and built as a single unit. The other more common arrangement is replacing double doors with a single door and either one or two sidelights.

Our installations take 4 to 6 hours as a general rule. On the lower end are single doors, with double doors in the middle and sidelight systems on the higher end.

What Are The Primary Benefits Of Entry Doors With Sidelights?

Along with adding more space to the entryway with operable sidelights, they let more light in (eliminating or reducing dependency on electrical lighting in the entryway). They illuminate! And, if you choose a more transparent glass, it lets more nature in as well. However, many homeowners choose different types of privacy glass.

They also add to your property value’s bottom line.

Let’s not forget the added security benefit. With certain types of glass, when the doorbell rings or someone knocks, you can simply glance outside and see who it is without the need for a peephole.

Finally, many cats and dogs love to lounge in the natural light by the door on hot days.

Interested? Reach Out To The Professionals For More Info

If you’re interested in improving your Orange County home’s entryway with a door with sidelights, but have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to Contact Today’s Entry Doors.

We’re your local entry door specialists with all the answers. We’ll be happy to take the time and walk with you through the specifics, options, and potential until you’re fully informed. Thanks so much for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Learn About Premium Side Entry Doors Here In Orange County

High-Caliber Orange County Side Entry Doors
Learn The Basics About Our Models

At Today’s Entry Doors, we specialize in complete front door systems in the Orange County, CA area. We’ve been specializing in these high-end products for decades, but we also install Side Entry Doors as well.

Do we install a ton of them? No. A local homeowner rarely calls us to install a side entry door by itself. But that’s not to say we wouldn’t want to do a stand-alone side door if you needed. We would be happy to!

What typically happens is we’re hired for a full-service front door installation. Then after they see how excellent our products and service/installations are, they have us replace one or two other doors on the home that are in desperate need.

In fact, you can learn about one such situation in our Corbett Case Study.

  • Note: We don’t do interior doors, only exterior doors.
  • Side Entry Doors
  • Back Doors
  • Kitchen Entry Doors
  • Laundry Room Entry Doors
  • Other Outside Doors

These are doors where aesthetics and privacy aren’t as big of an issue. Instead, it’s more about updated quality and added security. Keep in mind these side entry doors tend to be skinnier than your standard width doors.

 

They come from two of our select manufacturers: Therma-TruMasonite.

Let’s look at a few examples from our Entry Door Galleries. We’ll start with this one here in the popular dutch style.

This is a 30 x 80’’ fiberglass Dutch side entry door from Masonite, with a 5-lite SDL with Clear glass and smooth skin that’s been factory painted White. While it’s hard to see, it also has a ClearView retractable screen.

We installed that for a wonderful family in the Huntington Beach area.

Here’s another one, this time from Therma-Tru.

This is a Therma-Tru S6022 fiberglass side entry door with a 9-lite SDL with Clear glass and smooth skin that’s been factory-painted Surf.

We installed this one for a family in Orange, CA.

This leads to one of our common questions,

Are There Limited Options With These Exterior Doors?

While it might seem so on the surface compared to the more extravagant front door systems, it’s not necessarily the case. You can have full glass, half glass, 3/4ths glass, retractable blinds, dutch, utility doors, etc.

And keep in mind these are much higher quality side entry doors than you’ll find on the floor of major big box home improvement stores.

Plus, with us, you get long-term performance, a Lifetime Warranty, our ultra-professional turnkey process, and more. Let’s look at one more then we’ll wrap this article up.

How beautiful!

This is another one from Therma-Tru; a double side entry door with 8-lite SDL and again Clear glass. The skin is smooth (most homeowners don’t bother with wood grains with their side entry doors) and factory-painted Extra White. The screen is a DuraGuard from ProVia.

We installed this in a gorgeous home in Brea, CA.

Need Quality Side Entry Doors? Call The Experts!

If you’re interested in a new side entry door for your Orange County, CA home but have some questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact Today’s Entry Doors.

As mentioned, we most often install these as part of front door projects, but we’re always happy to take the time to educate local homeowners. All of our staff are legitimate exterior door experts! Thanks so much for your time today, and as always, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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The Basics Of Our High-End Classic Or Traditional Entry Doors

Classic / Traditional Doors have been around forever. We’ve been installing them for decades in the Orange County area. Interestingly, we find that customers who are interested in Traditional Doors tend to be older. 

Why?

Because these types of entry doors are styled to be more old school! They present a specific traditional look, and for the older generations they’re FAMILIAR. This style has been around for, well, forever.

Our customers who choose the traditional look want something subtler, without all the flamboyant or decorative bells and whistles. They want a door that matches their older-styled home and looks OUTSTANDING!

Here’s a great example from our Entry Door Galleries that we installed in the Orange, CA area.

What you have here is a classic 60×80 (double 30’’) Jeld-Wen fiberglass entry door system with a mahogany grain, factory-stained Caramel. It’s got special Q glass with a Dark Patina caming and Emtek Saratoga hardware in Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

What Is Caming?

Caming is the grooved, metal bars that hold textured glass and bevels in place. It creates a beautiful design and is an attractive choice for decorative doorglass. 

As you can see, it’s incredibly inviting but solid, straightforward, and minimally accentuated. If you want to see what the epitome of this style looks like, here’s another center-arch design with multi-panel.

This is another Jeld-Wen model from the Aurora Estate line with mahogany skin, factory-strained Chappo. It also sports Q glass, and with Patina caming. While hard to see, it’s complemented by a ProVia DuraGuard screen in blue. We installed this for a nice family in the Westminster, CA area.

Where do you usually find these? In well-established neighborhoods. They tend to give off that ‘Welcome home!” vibe that refreshes the look of the property without drastically changing the overall aesthetic.

 

Ornate, but simple; refined, but elegant; softer wooden colors, but charming. You’ll typically see curved lines with raised paneling and a hint of Victorian-styling with the glass choices.

Let’s look at a third example.

This is another Fiberglass Entry Door from Masonite.

What differs is that the top half is Harlow Glass with an Antique Black caming, then a classic two-panel design takes up the bottom. The grain is oak, complemented with a factory-stained Antique Oak. We installed this for an older couple in the Laguna Hills, CA area – feel free to check out our Service Areas section to see if we install entry doors in your neck of the woods.

In Summary: Consult Your Local Entry Door Experts

Interested in updating your home with a high-quality, custom fiberglass classic or traditional door and have questions or concerns? Reach out and Contact Us! Today’s Entry Doors is the premier entry door company in all of Southern California, and we have the answers.

We’re happy to make an effort and talk with you as much as you need. Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.