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Explore Some Of Our Entry Door Reviews From Orange County

Explore Some Of Our Local Entry Door Reviews

Browse A Sampling Of Our Customer Reviews
From Across The Greater Orange County Area

See Why Homeowners Are Glad They Chose Us!

When it comes to home improvement in the Orange County area, contractors can tell you basically… anything. But it’s critical that you VERIFY what they’re saying, which isn’t always easy. A popular way, however, is through real authentic customer reviews!

In fact, one of the most common steps people take before contacting us here at Today’s Entry Doors is to check out our Google and Yelp reviews. We’ve racked up a few hundred so far.

In this blog, we’d like to quickly look at a handful of them on both platforms to shine a light on the specific parts of their experience with us that people find most important.

Let’s dive in!

A Sampling Of Our Google Reviews

This first one speaks about the challenges of weighing a custom, high-quality entry door system you would get from a specialist like us vs. a much less expensive, common, and cookie-cutter option from a major home improvement platform.

Review From Tom, R.

“So, it was definitely time to replace our front doors…”

We hear this a TON.

By the time many folks make the decision to upgrade their main entry door, their current door is usually out of date, in bad shape, and not as functional as they would like. Tom here searched around the major home improvement stores but discovered that 30-inch double doors aren’t considered ‘standard’ (Learn more about Entry Door Sizes).

“I started searching for other options and wasn’t real thrilled with what I was finding. I didn’t want to purchase the door from one company and then have to find another to install it.”

And that’s a major factor in this process. At Today’s Entry Doors, we’re a full-service provider. We’re going to help you choose the perfect door and then install it for you with painstaking precision. Tom and his wife decided that’s what they wanted, so they headed online to check out our reviews and liked what they saw!

“My wife and I visited their showroom in Orange and spoke to their main office person. He was very knowledgeable and patient in answering our questions. We then set up an appointment to have them come out to our home with their mobile showroom and take measurements.”

Absolutely. Everyone who works for our company, whether they’re our installer or the individual driving our Mobile Showroom and doing home consultations… is extremely well-versed in our products. Based on their choices, we set expectations at 8-12 weeks, but actually received them at our warehouse and called them after only 7.

“They came out and did the install in a few hours and did a great job. I’m pretty picky and this company was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.”

We’re not a provider of cheap entry doors or entry door systems. Part of the reason is that with us, you don’t have to worry about a bad experience, getting improper measurements, or being treated poorly. Tom and his wife felt it was definitely worth the cost to get great-looking doors with no problems whatsoever and ended up being thrilled!

Review From Victoria, B.

This review from Victoria is short and sweet but touches on all the major points. As you’ll see, she chose a Quality Dutch Door with an added screen. These are rather common here in the Orange County area. It’s gorgeous!

“Today’s Entry Doors is a 5-star company. From the initial contact, sales process, sourcing, and installation… I was extremely pleased with my experience. The value delivered is noteworthy! They effortlessly replaced my 35-year-old wood entry door with a beautiful dutch door with a retractable screen system… Today’s Entry Doors delivered on their commitment!”

Review From Humberto, C.

This review is similar to the first we shared. The family was tired of their old door in horrible shape and decided to invest in an entry door that would last and be something they could be proud of.

“This review is long overdue! Our entry door when we moved into our house was horrible. We would avoid using it because it got stuck and made so much noise we would exit and enter through the garage instead.”

What a bummer! They would even avoid using the door and really didn’t want to put money into maintenance or repairs. Another common situation we run into.

“So, I got to looking for quotes, but most of these places had mixed reviews until I came across Today’s Entry Doors. They were extremely professional from the start.”

We pride ourselves on the initial parts of how we conduct business. We don’t use pressure sales. We don’t bombard you with brochures. We don’t treat you unprofessionally. Instead, we listen CAREFULLY and then give you the information you need to make the best choice.

“It did take our door a few months to arrive, but it was definitely worth the wait. Their guy came out to install it and he was clean and organized. I’m very OCD so I can tell when work is done right. No more noises, no more hard to open and close doors! Thank you, there’s a reason why you guys have 5 stars.”

We’re OCD as well; committed to the finer details of premium entry door systems. Humberto and his family LOVED their new choice.

 

A Sampling Of Our Yelp Reviews

Review From Kelley, W.

After reading this, you’ll notice common themes we find in about 80% of our reviews: appreciation for our professionalism, our Long-Standing, Proven Process, and the value we represent. Not to mention timeliness.

“I can’t recommend Today’s Entry Doors highly enough! Their professionalism from start to finish was outstanding. Everything about the process from door selection to ordering, to installation was flawless. They under-promise and over-deliver. Our doors arrived about 3 weeks before anticipated. They advised that installation would take approximately 5-6 hours, but the job was completed (and completely cleaned) in just under 4 hours.”

We take keeping a tidy workspace and cleaning up after ourselves very seriously. Our installers aren’t subcontractors, they’re our in-house, highly-trained, and detail-oriented experts. The quality control methods we’ve perfected over decades ensure everything is showroom-quality.

“We have already received many compliments in the 6 days since they were installed. 5 out of 5 stars. Would recommend them!”

Review From Judith, V.

Along with timeliness and our super-popular mobile showroom, the big part of our process that Judith’s review touches on is our proactive and accommodating approach to communication.

“From start to finish Today’s Entry Doors provided excellent service, quality, and communication. They came to my home with the Mobile Showroom which allowed me to see the doors, colors, and styles up close, without leaving my street.”

We’ve had the mobile showroom for a long time. It’s great. We put it together because we wanted to make the process of choosing this caliber of entry door (and getting measurements at home) much easier.

“After the deposit was made I had regular communication by email and phone with their office. They kept me advised on door arrival estimates and amazingly my door arrived almost 2 months earlier than expected. A bonus for me!”

It’s important for you to be in the loop when lead times are what they are these days. Regardless, we aren’t going to leave you hanging or wondering what’s going on with your project.

“Then I was sent an email about what to expect on installation day. The installer came exactly on time and I had a brand new door in about 4 hours. I watched him go about his work like the pro that he is, and wow I have a fabulous-looking new Dutch door! I can’t praise Today’s Entry Doors enough for quality product and service.”

Review From Matt, K.

This last review from Matt really just emphasizes what we’ve been reading so far. And despite the longer-than-usual lead time (thanks to the country-wide events of 2020), he and his wife were extremely happy.

“We are so happy with our new double doors at our home thanks to Today’s Entry Doors! Our installer was extremely friendly and professional throughout the installation. Due to supply chain disruption, we had about a 4-month timeframe from when we ordered the doors until they arrived and were installed. They checked in with us every few weeks to provide updates and timelines, which was appreciated.”

While it might seem we only install ultra-expensive, high-end entry door systems, you might be shocked to learn we have a large variety of more affordable options as well. Not every project calls for a ‘forever home’ style door.

“Since this is not our “forever” home, we decided not to go with a high-end entry but had to replace the hideous 50-year-old doors that were still attached to the house! We received quotes from a few different companies and were very pleased with our choice. Highly recommend if you’re looking for new doors!”

You Can Find More On Our Reviews Page

In Conclusion: We Take Great Care Of Our Customers

And they definitely appreciate it! Thanks to families like these, we’ve been very fortunate and blessed with success. If you’d like to learn more about us or chat with one of our experts here in the office, don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact Us. We’re happy to give you all the information and answers you need. Thanks for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Learn About Your Basic Entry Door Hardware Options

Your Basic Entry Door Hardware Options

After All Other Door Options Have Been Made,
It’s Important To Pick The Right Set

We Help OC Homeowners Get It Just Right Every Time

Hardware… it’s one of those things that tends to come at the end of the initial design consultation. We see it all the time. Customers work with our entry door specialists to go through the (sometimes slightly exhausting) process of picking the door style, size, the glass, the coloring, sidelights, etc., and then we say,

“Well done! This is going to look outstanding. Now, how about the hardware?”

They tend to think…‘oh great, more choices!

For some people that’s exciting, but for others, not so much.

When it comes to hardware, you’ve got a wide variety with Today’s Entry Doors to find the perfect match.

Let’s take a quick look at the two brands we work with.

Hardware Manufacturer #1: Kwikset

This is what we consider our more popular or familiar brand. They tend to have the edge over our second manufacturer in terms of tech: electronic locks, smart deadbolts, great security sets for Extra Safety & Security, etc. We estimate roughly 9 of 10 of our customers each month choose them.

They can be keyed to other exterior doors, they have plenty of styles, and a cornerstone set of nine colors to choose from:

  • Venetian Bronze
  • Satin Nickel – Antique Nickel
  • Polished Chrome – Satin Chrome
  • Polished Brass – Antique Brass – Lifetime Polished Brass
  • Matte Black

Hardware Manufacturer #2: Emtek

This is what we consider our more premium brand of exterior door hardware. They aren’t ‘better’ really, just pricier and more on the high-end: they have more options (for example, 20 available finish options), and a wider selection of styles.

  • Contemporary
  • American Classic & American Designer
  • Crystal & Porcelain
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Rustic Living
  • Tuscany
  • Art Nouveau

How Do You Pick The Right Set?

In terms of choosing exterior door hardware here in the Orange County, CA area, it really depends on the style of the door and your entryway. So, for example, let’s say you’re going with a modern or Contemporary-Style Door, you might want to choose from the square/rectangular shapes with nice straight lines and a streamlined look.

 

Or, let’s say you’ve got a wood-looking, spanish-style Fiberglass Exterior Door. You might consider rounded hardware with curves that match the detail and the curves of the door.

There’s also color to consider. By far, our three most common finishes are:

  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Matte Black

Hardware really puts the icing on the cake, so to speak. For example, satin nickel makes black or dark-colored doors really pop (in a good way). With a replicated wood, or darker-stained wood door, many people go with the black or bronze.

Wrapping Up: We Help You Get Every Detail Just Right

Have more questions concerning entry door hardware, or anything else pertaining to our high-end door systems and full-service approach? Don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact Us Today.

Speak to real specialists with a long-standing track record of genuine ‘bend of backward’ customer service. We’re happy to give you all the time you need. Thanks so much, and we look forward to chatting with you!

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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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Quickly Get To Know Our Trio Of Entry Door Manufacturers

We Maintain Rock-Solid Relationships With America’s
Top 3 Entry Door Brands

At Today’s Entry Doors, we’ve been doing nothing but entry door systems for over 30 years.

We’ve seen it all. We’ve done it all. We’ve dealt with every problem. We’ve overcome every kind of challenge the industry tosses our way. This explains why we’re so picky when it comes to installing doors – they absolutely MUST be gorgeous ‘Lifetime’ fiberglass doors. 

We’re also exceedingly picky when it comes to our Entry Door Manufacturers

  • Jeld-Wen
  • Therma-Tru
  • Masonite

Let’s talk about each and why we’ve been building such strong, reliable, and efficient relationships with them over the years. 

Jeld-Wen: Their Premium Aurora Fiberglass Line

classic entry door by today's entry doors

We consider Jeld-Wen our ‘best of the best’ entry door manufacturer. Why? First and foremost, they can do a million different things with the 80+ variations in their exclusive Aurora Fiberglass Line – which we specialize in. 

It’s all we focus on within their entire catalog.

  • We feel the value and artisanship of these luxury-level entry doors are unmatched.
  • They’re the top-tier fiberglass models on the market.
  • They go the extra yard to ensure their doors are near identical to natural wood. 

Aurora doors are heavier and swing like wood doors. Their grains look and feel exactly like wood grains. Even the sound of them moving is like traditional wood doors!

We’ve got the most trained eyes for entry doors in all of Southern California, and we have a hard time distinguishing them from the real thing unless we get up close and personal. But, at the same time, you get the excellent warranty coverage it’s impossible to get with wood doors. You also get to enjoy low maintenance and lack of ongoing maintenance. 

Bottom Line

You get all the best features of a high-caliber wood entry door without actually dealing with wood! Including our other two brands, we carry full-size examples from the Aurora line in our convenient Mobile Showroom

Therma-Tru: Our Most Well-Known Manufacturer

therma tru fiberglass entry door with sidelites installed by today's entry doors

Along with our high-end option, we’ve been with Therma-Tru for decades because they’re the most well-known name in fiberglass doors. 

They’re a familiar brand with a nationwide presence; therefore, they’ve got many options (nearly every door in every size) and the most extensive catalog at reasonable prices. 

They’re one of the pioneers of the entire fiberglass door industry, so their ability to accommodate our customer’s needs is impressive. 

  • Their Classic Craft line is our 2nd most premium option. 
  • We can also help you navigate their Smooth Star and Fiber Classic lines. 
  • No matter what you need, they likely have an option that will fit the bill.
  • We tend to start our at-home consultations with their lines. 

Therma-Tru has been evolving for decades, but it’s been exciting to see them transition into one all-encompassing process and offer nationwide options like colors, builds, etc. 

Masonite: Our Go-To Supplier For Premium Dutch Doors

masonite fiberglass dutch entry door installed by Today's Entry Doors

When it comes to Masonite, they’re also a prominent brand within the industry. They do a large variety of doors, including residential, commercial, wood, interior, exterior, etc. We only work with their residential fiberglass lines.  

  • Belleville
  • Heritage
  • VistaGrande

We like them because a) they represent excellent value at reasonable prices, and b) they’re our go-to resource for personalized dutch entry doors. We use them almost exclusively for their dutch doors, thanks to their high levels of customization. 

If you’re interested, we’ll be happy to bring the mobile showroom by and introduce you to this increasingly popular style. 

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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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.

Identity, Doors, Therma-Tru

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.

Identity, Door Installation, Doors, Therma-Tru

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.

Identity, Door Installation, Doors, Entry Doors, Therma-Tru

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.