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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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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.

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Learn Why Craftsman Front Doors Have Been Around Forever

The Truth About Craftsman Front Doors:
They Fit Any Orange County Home!

Craftsman entry doors have been around, well, forever… and for good reasons.

Even today, they’re a very popular entry door. We regularly help homeowners customize and then install on Orange County homes (we’re full-service). In this article, let’s spend a few minutes going over the fundamentals so you can understand why they’ll NEVER go out of style.

First, what exactly is a Craftsman Front Door? As we explain the differences, we’ll include images from our Entry Door Galleries to give you some great visuals.

Like this one!

These are front door systems you could consider ‘traditional’ that effortlessly blend with more modern looking homes. The one in the image above is a single 42×80 fiberglass model from Jeld-Wen with sleek black paint and six windows of clear glass.

  • Glass takes up the top third of the door.
  • Craftsman doors always come in one core piece (but can be made dutch).
  • Then the bottom two-thirds is a type of panel design.
  • Usually, there are two panels, but there can be only one as well.

Traditionally they were made of natural hardwoods, but many homeowners today prefer updated materials. We only install Fiberglass Entry Doors that are professionally stained or painted to look like hardwood.

Why Are They Called ‘Craftsman Doors’?

They originate from early 20th-century craftsman homes, which themselves came from the ‘Arts & Crafts’ movement rooted in old English culture of the late 19th century. They tended to be simple, made of natural materials, and were dynamically contrasted from the elaborate Victorian-style homes.

 

The good news is, they work with really any style of home here in the Orange County area of Southern California. It doesn’t matter whether you have a conventional-looking home or something a bit more artistic in terms of architecture and coloring.

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And, they’re quite versatile!

Most of the time, our customers go with a clean-cut shaker look with square panels and no molding (vs. raised panels), but these kinds of doors are very flexible. You can add sidelites. You can get creative with the type of glass you choose, make them dutch, and compliment them with a whole host of customizations.

For example, the one linked above with the beautiful puppy is a 36×80 model in Cordovan Red with six clear-glass windows in the door and a set of contrasting white sidelites with five windows (also clear).

Or, how about this next one that has a single operable single sidelite in a smokey blue color. We installed it in a gorgeous Huntington Beach home (explore some of our Case Studies).

 

So, while the overall layout of craftsman doors is going to be the same, in general, you can really mix things up with the color, paneling, glass choices, sidelites, and hardware you choose.

Bottom Line: Talk With Your Local Entry Door Experts

Interested in updating your home with a high-quality, custom fiberglass craftsman 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.

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Dig Into The Basics Of Our Premium Rustic-Style Entry Doors

Rustic Entry Doors Are A Very Specific Style
We’ve Installed In Local Homes For Decades

Here in Orange County and across most of Southern California, there are many what we like to call both “Mediterranean” or “Spanish-themed” homes with white or tan stucco siding and Spanish tile roofing.

Rustic Style is one kind of premium entry door system that works perfectly with them.

We’ve impeccably installed these systems for homeowners for decades and know them extremely well. In this article, let’s talk about the basics of rustic doors and, as we do, show you some examples from our Entry Door Galleries.

Let’s start with this one:

What you’re looking at there is a gorgeous Jeld-Wen Fiberglass Entry Door we installed in the Mission Viejo, CA area. It’s sized at 36×80, with a soft Knotty Alder grain, factory-stained Honey. As you can see, it has a Seville speakeasy grille – which is a decorative grille in front of a hatch window paired with glass you can open from the inside to look out.

  • They tend to have a stained wood look.
  • Rustic doors tend to have planked panel designs.
  • Many will be accentuated by wrought iron accessories, or clavos.

Here’s an example we installed that has both clavos and speakeasies. Some folks just want one or the other, but sporting both is also popular as well.

Those beautiful rustic double doors we installed in San Clemente are from the Jeld-Wen Aurora Estate line, also with a Knotty Alder Grain, factory-stained Caramel. The speakeasy has wrought iron grilles, then the Flat Black hardware is Emtek Greeley.

They look regal, don’t they?

Planked panels are common because they make the doors look very strong. Coupled with our added security measures and those from our high-end manufacturers, they keep would-be burglars away with ease!

 

Are you familiar with wrought iron? These stout designs are perfect for rustic doors. And there’s so much you can do in terms of customizations, especially when you pair them with gorgeous kinds of glass.

Here’s an easy example.

That is a Therma-Tru model, with Rustic grain, factory-stained Cherry. The glass behind that beautiful grille is Augustine, and then you’ve got the sharp Flat Black Emtek Saratoga hardware. But how about that wrought iron? Stunning. And while it’s blocked from view, their home is a perfect match.

In Conclusion: Contact Your Local Entry Door Experts

Interested in updating your home with a high-quality, custom fiberglass rustic door system 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.

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The Problems That Can Arise With Poor Door Installation

To ensure that your new door is installed properly and with great efficiency, it’s important to hire a licensed and experienced company.  Many problems can arise with poor door installation and the pros at Today’s Entry Doors make sure that your new door is safe and secure and will last for a long time.  To understand why it is important to have a licensed professional install your new door, here are some problems that can arise with poor door installation.

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we install each door using our highly effective proprietary method of installation, to ensure that your door is installed securely and make sure that it is fastened to the door frame the correct way. We also have created a 16-gauge steel security plate of our own that is a reinforcement for the meeting between the lock and the door and is attached to the actual house frame.

Problems that can arise with poor installation

Issues with Security

If a door is not installed properly, it may make it much easier for intruders to enter your home. Whether the door is not flush against the door mount or the locks are not lined up correctly, this gives thieves a chance to take advantage of the situation and easily enter your home.

An Invasion of Pests

If there is an improper fit, which can happen with an unprofessional door company, air gaps may be present. If there is any air flow between the door and your home, this gives way to an invasion of pests that can infest your home. It’s important to make sure that a licensed professional is there to make sure that the door is flush and sealed and that no pests will be allowed in.

Higher Energy Bills Because of Drafts

Many customers choose to install a new door to decrease their energy bills, increase the appeal of their front porch area, and increase safety. However, if a door is not installed properly, this means that air can get in and because of this, increased air conditioning and heating may be necessary, which will increase your energy bills.

Issues With Your Door Opening & Closing

This is yet another safety issue that can cause havoc if a door is not installed properly. Does your door not fit? Was it not measured before it was installed? Perhaps, it was not customized to fit, or the measurements were off? When there is an issue with opening and closing a door, it’s important to have an expert to assess what has happened and install a door properly that is functional without issues.

Extreme Damage to the Hinges & Integrity of the Door

The more and more you use your door when it has been installed poorly, the more damage there will be to the hinges. It will also cause issues to the integrity of the door over time leading to sooner replacements and more issues with drafts, air gaps and increased pests.

Besides the many advantages of working with a licensed and knowledgeable door installer, Today’s Entry Doors has door options that include bluetooth recognition, flexible security with digital keys, one-touch entry, customization and e-notifications as well as in-home integration.

Focusing on security is one of the main reasons that Todays’ Entry Doors has been a leader in door installation and customization in Orange County, CA.  We want to make sure our customers are safe, secure, and also know that they can reach out to us with questions, concerns, and any issues that arise.

Today’s Entry Doors has a proven process that incorporates a high set of core values and ethics along with well-trained licensed professionals who ensure that your door is installed correctly.

Feel free to take a look around our gallery to start thinking about some incredible ways to make your home your own by creating the door of your dreams.

Interested in learning more about door installation and why it’s important to have a door professionally installed?   If you’re in or directly around the Orange County, CA area, feel free to reach out to schedule your free consultation here!

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Entry Doors That Will Make Your Home Stand Out in 2022

Ready for your home to make a fresh and vibrant statement? A beautiful new entry door will make your home stand out in 2022, and Today’s Entry Doors can help. A small investment can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal. Not to mention the return on this investment is always over 100%. Plus, it’s a great way to make a small project make a grand statement. Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we have a beautiful assortment of unique and customizable front entry doors to help you make your home stand out in 2022.

Current Trends

How do you choose the best and most interesting options for your home? Here are some amazing possibilities trending for 2022 and can make your house the standout home in your neighborhood.

Contemporary Fiberglass Entry Doors

Think of the classic modern look. The contemporary fiberglass entry door is the perfect statement for your home if you are looking to create beautiful architectural lines and glass inserts. This creates a bold statement showing your guests that the home they are about to walk into is filled with beautiful flow, open spaces, sleek lines, and natural light.

Entry Doors with Sidelights

An entry door with a sidelight is truly unique. Now, this type of door typically has a glass insert in the main part of the door and a side glass insert that goes vertically to increase the amount of light coming into your home. This is a great choice if you want to highlight your home at night. This is also a beautiful choice if you have picture windows in the rest of your house, for it will give the illusion of the entire house being lit up and very warm and cozy inside.

Doors with Glass inserts

Once again, most doors that stand the test of time are made of fiberglass, and there is no difference here when it comes to doors with glass inserts. Adding a wood veneer and having a glass insert that has a pattern throughout it can also provide security and comfort but give a beautiful artistic feel to the exterior of your home.

Extra Wide Exterior Doors

Extra-wide exterior doors are the epitome of changing up your front entry door space. Turning your entryway into a space that feels like you are walking into the most open area is an incredible feeling. This is a great return on investment. Not only do extra wide exterior doors allow for the ease of bringing in furniture and deliveries, but it makes for a true show-stopping piece. It almost feels like you are walking into a modern museum, and if you want to make it truly fantastic, you can add a steel door for a weighted option, a beautiful wood door for a minimalist look, or go with the fiberglass option, which can keep the weight down, become any color or finish you would like, and also add in glass inserts.

Therma-Tru Doors

Therma-Tru doors are a relatively new and solid type of door which is designed for your entryway. They are incredibly secure and solid and are actually made of fiberglass. They have a polyurethane foam core and the reason they are so popular and will be once again on trend in 2022, is because they are made to withstand the elements so well. They are also customizable and because they are so solid, you can make a statement while also ensuring that your home is secure. You can find Therma-Tru Doors only at select dealers, and one place to find Therma-Tru Doors is here at Today’s Entry Doors.

Why Choose Today’s Entry Doors?

Simple.  We stand behind our promise and our products and we offer a true guarantee.  We also have our own proprietary method of installation and care about our customers.  Today’s Entry Doors goes above and beyond to satisfy our clients and we want your home to stand out.  A new door isn’t just for its’ beauty; it’s also to make sure that your family is safe and secure.  We provide a lifetime warranty to our customers for their door and the installation process.

Today’s Entry Doors has customizable options to ensure that you are safe and secure in your home.

Are you ready to have a beautiful door in 2022 that makes a statement?  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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Are Exterior Dutch Doors Secure

Love the look of a dutch door, but not sure if it is secure enough to stand up to intruders and the weather? Many homeowners love the ability to allow one part of the door to be open and the other to be closed, so this is why many people question whether or not this type of door as an exterior door is a solid choice. Today’s Entry Doors is the top door replacement company in California. We have a proprietary system to install your dutch door and ensure it is secure. So, what are my choices regarding dutch doors, and are they secure?

First, What Exactly Are Dutch Doors?

Dutch Doors are a magnificent and beautiful statement for your front entryway. They have been around for centuries, so they are both traditional as well as artistic. The dutch door is secured with a latch and this will allow you to keep one door open and one door closed. This allows in a nice cool breeze in the summer and for you to watch your family outside or just feel like more of a part of nature. There is a door knob, or sometimes a lever, on the bottom half and a deadbolt on the top half. There is a choice between a single and double door as well.

Are Exterior Dutch Doors Secure?

Exterior Dutch Doors are just as secure as any other type of door. Because of our installation process, we can add deadbolts and other accessories to help with safety concerns. Because of the ability to open up different portions of dutch doors and still keep your family safe, it is always a good idea to keep the deadbolt secure, just like with any door, to ensure that strangers do not roam inside your home.

Are Dutch Doors A Good Choice For An Exterior Door?

Because of the uniqueness of the dutch door, they are a wonderful choice for an exterior door. They can also be referred to as double-hung or split doors and they can even increase the property value of your home. Having something personalized in the front entryway of your home can make the difference with curb appeal and how you feel about your home. A dutch door is a great choice for an exterior door because you have options on the amount of customization for both color, materials, as well as security and safety accessories.

Are Dutch Doors Energy-Efficient?

The materials that make up dutch doors are energy-efficient. Now, during the summer if you plan on opening the top of the door to allow in the breeze, it may save you on air conditioning costs if it is cool enough outside to keep from using the air conditioner. But, the materials themselves are made to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Are Dutch Doors in Style?

Absolutely! Dutch doors are not only trending, but they are a major statement for your home and your aesthetic. They create a true ambience that shows the history of the home, the character of your family, and also can be as bright or as traditional as you would like. Whether your home is craftsman, modern, or traditional, dutch doors can easily brighten up that front area to make your home your own.

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we have built a proprietary method of installing our doors.  Our quality process is important to us and we also guarantee your happiness.  We provide a lifetime warranty to our customers for their door and offer a 2 year warranty on labor which is twice as long as the industry standard. And because we have created our own installation method, we know that all of our installers have been educated and trained to the greatest extent to ensure our quality promise.

Today’s Entry Doors has several customizable options to ensure that you are safe and secure in your home.

Interested in installing at dutch 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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Best Door Designs For Your Anaheim Hills, CA Home

Not all of Anaheim is Disneyland. To the east is the beautiful, planned residential community of Anaheim Hills. Here, you’ll find a lush golf club, terrific schools, and plenty of hiking trails within the Cleveland National Forest or Santa Ana Foothills. This is a wonderful place for anyone to make their home, which is why many of our entry door customers hail from Anaheim Hills.

When you want to design your home to look like you, your choice in front door is a big part of that. At Today’s Entry Doors, we have a number of different door styles so you can choose the right door for you. Here are some of our favorite door styles for Anaheim Hills homes. 

Contemporary Entry Doors in Anaheim Hills

Southern Californians are expressive and artistic. They like color and flair. That’s why contemporary doors tend to suit Anaheim Hills homes so much. These doors don’t look like every other front door you might find. These are front doors that dare with bold colors, sleek styles, and light designs rather than bulky. These doors often had wide glass panels and mid-century modern designs that stand apart from the crowd…just as you might want your Anaheim Hills door to do.

Doors With Sidelights in Anaheim Hills

Like much of California, Anaheim Hills is known for its sunny summers. Why not let some of that beautiful sunshine into your entryway? Sidelights are a versatile option because any style of doors can have sidelights.They are vertical glass panels that span the height of the door. Some sidelights can be opened while some are fixed and designed only to let light in. Regardless, they look great with any Anaheim Hills door and are quickly growing in popularity.

Dutch Doors in Anaheim Hills

Dutch doors are a quirky option that’s excellent for Anaheim Hills homeowners. These doors are characterized by a horizontal split in the center of the door which allows for two movable door panels. It’s a unique look that can also be practical if you have pets or small children. On a nice, breezy day, open the top half of the door to let in some fresh air while the bottom half of the door stays closed to keep your family safely inside…and any pests outside. On the other hand, opening the bottom half of the door can serve as a doggie door so that your dog can come and go from their backyard space on a nice day.

Rustic Doors in Anaheim Hills

Anaheim Hills isn’t all fresh and modern. It also has a history, along with the rest of Anaheim, going back to the 19th century. You might want to draw inspiration on that Spanish history with a rustic entry door. These doors keep a woodgrain appearance (that’s quite convincing on their durable fiberglass surface) with a natural wood stain, often with large iron pieces such as wrought iron window designs or wrought iron nails hammered into the wood panels. These doors have a classic, natural style that is hard not to fall in love with…and might just be the perfect choice for your Anaheim Hills home.

Side Entry Doors in Anaheim Hills

We don’t just offer front doors to Anaheim Hills. The outdoors are beautiful here, and you may want to experience them from multiple angles. A side entry door can offer great access to an herb garden or flower bed, a side patio. It also makes your home more convenient the more entry doors you have. And since we apply the same level of quality, durability, and security to each door we sell and install, you aren’t losing out on any privacy or security.

Fiberglass Doors in Anaheim Hills

Whatever style of entry door you choose, make sure that you choose fiberglass for the door material. Fiberglass doors have all the durability and security of steel doors combined with the classic beauty of wood doors. That means they can look and even feel like real wood, while resisting rot, warping, and swelling. They’re solid and durable, resisting impact and possible home intruders, but they hold paint more resiliently than steel doors. These are truly the best of the best in the industry, especially premium fiberglass doors from brands like JELD-WEN, Therma-Tru, or Masonite.

Today’s Entry Doors is committed to offering premium fiberglass doors throughout Anaheim Hills and beyond. We offer entry doors in a number of styles, including all of the styles listed above; and we install every door we sell. Interested in ordering a fiberglass entry door for your own Anaheim Hills home? Contact us today to learn more or to get started with a free door estimate.