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Looking for a new door? With the internet as well as local sources, there’s no end of options available. But a door can be a big investment, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. For the money you’re putting out, you’re probably looking for a door that’s both beautiful and durable so that it can last for years without needing to be replaced again. This can be trickier to find, especially when you have to sift through all the options.
However, if you do your research and preparation and you have the right priorities, you can easily find the door for you. Here are our tips on finding a proper door for your home:
When you first move into your new home, you’re probably not thinking about replacing the door (unless it’s visibly damaged or worn down). But you may experience some discomfort in your home if your door is old, drafty, or in need of replacement. To get started in your search for a proper door, you first need to know whether or not your current door is a proper door, and what problems it might have. Some reasons for a new door include:
In some cases, you might not be sure based on your knowledge alone. If any of the above seem to be the case of your entry door, contact an entry door professional who can tell you whether it would be better to repair your door or replace it.
It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is to measure your door dimensions exactly. If your door doesn’t fit perfectly into the door frame, it could damage the door frame, which could lead to further costs. If the door is too small, it will let in too many drafts, making your home uncomfortable and your heating and cooling bills unsustainable. The last thing you want to do is order the wrong size door and have to order another door again, so make sure you measure exactly what you need to begin with.
One of the biggest components when it comes to choosing a door for a home is to know what materials are available, and how they stand up next to one another. Wood has a beautiful look, but will it withstand all the weather of your climate? Steel is tough, but does it have the look you’re going for? Here are a few of the different materials that you need to know when trying to find a door for your home.
Beyond knowing what kind of material you want, you should also know what kind of style you’re looking for. Doors come in all shapes, sizes, and styles from modern to classic to everything in between. You’ll be sure to find the perfect door for your home, but first you need to find the style that speaks to you. Some of those styles include:
You can also enhance the style by adding sidelights — long, narrow windows installed at the side of the doors. This will also help to lighten up your entryway.
Finally, when searching for a proper door for your home, you should take care in considering your door company. A local company is always best, as they’ll likely be able to not just sell you the door but install it themselves. They’ll also be familiar with your climate and therefore able to help you determine what kind of door you want for your home.
Today’s Entry Doors has been in business in Orange County, California, for over 30 years. We offer the best doors, fiberglass but often with the look of real wood, in all shapes and styles. Want to learn more about our doors? Contact us today for more information or to get started with a free consultation.
Several years ago we decided to stop selling and installing wood doors to our customers.
Today’s Entry Doors specializes in replacement doors for Orange County – in fact, DOORS ARE ALL WE DO. (Unlike most contractors, who treat doors as an afterthought in their service offerings).
Telling the difference between a wood door from a fiberglass door may sound easy enough, but you’d be surprised at how many people get this wrong. Can you tell the difference?
When you’re on the search for a new door, you aren’t obligated to stick to the same style of door you had before. There are a number of styles out there from contemporary to traditional to styles that fall somewhere in between. You can find something quirky or something stately. But what option is the right choice for you? Today we’ll break down three popular door options so you can determine the difference and which is the right choice for your home.
A Dutch Door with Sidelights will not only help elevate your curb appeal, it’s also a practical solution to boost your home’s natural sunlight.
Here’s how we helped these folks upgrade their entryway by installing a Dutch door with complementary sidelites.
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Get rid of that bulky storm door today.
Fiberglass Dutch doors are extremely popular here in Southern California; especially our beach cities. You can read more about our Dutch doors here. The good thing about fiberglass doors are that they are tough, energy efficient and come with extended warranties. Double Dutch doors are convenient, appealing and offer great value.
Getting a glass package in your replacement door is a great way to add style and beauty to your home.
If you want glass in your door, a knowledgeable door company will be able to help you find a glass customization that you love and makes you feel comfortable in your home.