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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By the time many folks make the decision to upgrade their main entry door, their current door is usually out of date, in bad shape, and not as functional as they would like.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.

How To Choose The Right Size Front Door
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How to Choose the Right Size for Your Front Door

How To Choose The Right Size
Front Door In Orange County

Save Yourself Time And Money With These
Helpful Tips From The Experts

Choosing the right size entry door can be quite the confusing experience for some Orange County homeowners, and we don’t blame them! If you are one of many homeowners looking to replace their front entry door, you are in the right place.

Homes that are currently being built offer the largest opportunity for customizing the size of front door and additional features.

Homes typically have strict restrictions on how large or small a front entry door can be to maintain structural integrity, so you want to make sure you are choosing the right size.

Let’s talk about how Orange County homeowners can choose the right size front door!

Initial Measurements

While most door installation teams will measure your home for exact numbers upon arrival for the consultation, it’s always a good idea to have a rough idea of your current front door size. This will help us determine which door styles you have available for your home along with a rough estimate of the price.

Measuring your front entry door is a pretty simple task and should only take you a few minutes.

First, it’s important to keep in mind you want to measure only the door while excluding any trim or jamb.

Take your tape measure and place it as flat as you can across the width of the door to get your first measurement, the typical front door is roughly 36 inches wide.

To measure the height, simply place your tape measure in the middle of the door at the bottom and record the number that the top of the door rests at. The typical front door is roughly 80 inches in height.

These two measurements will give us enough information to curate a list of front doors for your home!

Choosing The Right Size Front Door For A Standing Home

Depending on how your home was built, you could have a lot of options when it comes to the size of your front door, or you could have very few. Before making any structural changes to your home, be sure to contact the original builder or have your new contractor review the blueprints and floor plan.

Many homes can actually accommodate a larger size door than the one that was originally installed, but this extra space is often taken up by walls, windows, or sidelights.

In this day and age, no matter what size front door your home requires, there is a seemingly endless list of door style options.

It may cost a little extra upfront to have your doorway widened for a larger door, but it can greatly increase the value of the home.

Choosing The Right Size Front Door On A New Home

Let’s face it, sometimes the only true way to achieve your dream home is by having it built yourself from the ground up. This way, you can fine-tune each and every detail about the home in the first go without having to hire additional home contractors.

If you are currently having your home built, you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing the size of your front door. Similar to other trends, bigger is typically always better!

Opting for an 8-foot tall door, for example, can completely transform your home’s entryway into a grand masterpiece. If you really want your home to stand out from the rest, double doors are sure to draw the eye.

At the end of the day, it comes down to what you want! When it comes to front door sizes, the world is truly your oyster.

Additional Things To Keep In Mind

Similar to other home remodeling projects, replacing your front entry door isn’t necessarily cheap. While our front doors are proven to give you the best bang for your buck, you still want to make sure you do your due diligence before making any purchases.

Be sure to keep in mind the following key points when choosing the right size front door for your home:

  • Cost: This is a big one for most Orange County homeowners. The cheapest door replacement is one that utilizes the space already in a home. The larger the door, the larger the price point.
  • Time: If your home is structurally built for 80-inch doors, but now you want to have 96-inch doors installed, it’s going to take some time. Because the front door plays such a big role in the home, it’s imperative to have a study front door. Sometimes the best front door is the one that can be replaced as quickly as possible to ensure maximum safety and energy efficiency.
  • Availability: Having your heart set on one specific style of door may prove disappointing if it is not available in your preferred size. The best course of action to avoid disappointment is to first determine the size front door you would like, then look for styles and color choices.

Still Confused About What Size Front Door You Need?
Don’t Worry, We Are Here To Help!

At Today’s Entry Doors, we take the guessing game out of choosing a new front door. Because fiberglass entry doors are our specialty, we have years of experience helping homeowners determine the right size front door for their homes.

If you are an Orange County homeowner struggling to find the right size front door, reach out to us!

We can be reached Tuesday-Saturday by calling our office located in Orange at (714) 974-5728 or by contacting us today!

7 Reasons To Consider A Craftsman Entry Door
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7 Reasons To Consider A Craftsman
Entry Door For Your SoCal Home

Craftsman Doors Are A Beloved Choice
For Many Homeowners

If you are looking to add a bit of character to your Southern California home, a Craftsman front entry door is one of the best choices you can make. Craftsman doors, although they have been around for over 100 years, are still a wildly popular door choice for many homeowners.

While Craftsman doors are typically constructed from hardwood, fiberglass doors reign supreme in this day and age. Not only does fiberglass offer the same aesthetic appeal as real wood, but it also lasts considerably longer!

Let’s talk about the top 7 reasons to consider a craftsman entry door for your Orange County home!

What Exactly Are Craftsman Doors?

Craftsman front entry doors are simply one particular style of door, and lucky for you, we offer them here at Today’s Entry Doors! Craftsman doors first popped up in modern architecture in the early 1900s in England and have often been associated with the Arts & Crafts Movement, a time in which many fresh ideas were born.

Simplified versions of modern Craftsman doors share the following attributes:

  • Panes of glass cover the top third section of the door, typically more than three panes and often in a grid-like pattern.
  • Usually one solid piece of material, although we do offer Dutch-style craftsman doors.
  • The bottom two-thirds of the door features a panel pattern.

1. Craftsman Doors Look Great On All Homes

One of the most beloved attributes of Craftsman doors is the pure versatility in how they can be used around the home. While most people utilize Craftsman doors in front entryways, they can be installed virtually anywhere! Not only that, Craftsman doors look phenomenal on modern and classic-style homes alike.

2. Craftsman Doors Add Natural Light To The Home

Craftsman doors can have as many or as few windows as you would like. While larger panes of glass may reduce the level of privacy in the home, it can greatly increase the amount of natural light. If you live far enough away from prying eyes, large glass panels are the way to go.

3. Craftsman Doors Are Built Tough

Craftsman doors are well known for being constructed from hardwoods such as mahogany, oak, maple, walnut, cherry, and so on. These types of hardwoods are, well, hard!

While wood craftsman doors may look stunning at first, wood is well known for having one of the shortest lifespans of any door materials. Luckily, our Craftsman doors are built to last and are backed by our lifetime warranty.

4. Craftsman Doors Maintain Historic Value

If you live in a historic part or neighborhood of Orange County, you may be required to maintain the historic appearance and value of a home. When it comes time for a remodel, you have to be very careful about the products you choose.

Whether you decide to go with fiberglass or wooden Craftsman doors, they will both be suitable options for most historic homes. Unfortunately, many styles of doors do not meet history-related regulations.

5. Craftsman Doors Increase The Curb Appeal Of A Home

In a world where first impressions matter quite a bit, you want to make sure your home sets the bar high from the very first glance. Your front entry door says a lot about your home and a Craftsman door is a great way to showcase your individual style and taste. If you are considering selling your home, an attractive front entry door can increase the asking price.

6. Craftsman Doors Can Add Ventilation To The Home

Since we are blessed with warm weather most of the year, opting for a Craftsman Dutch door could be a great idea for your home. Dutch doors have two separate sections that can be individually opened and closed. Having just the top section open will bring in the cool breeze from outside while keeping pets and children safely locked inside.

7. Craftsman Doors Are Wildly Customizable

We’ve already covered a few ways you can customize Craftsman doors to suit your home, but the options are truly endless! From different sizes and shapes of glass panels to unlimited color combinations, Craftsman doors can truly be the best entry door choice for your home.

Your New Craftsman Front Entry Door

Is Just A Call, Or Click, Away!

Whether you are looking to replace your existing entry door or are choosing one for the first time, we are here to help! To make things as stress-free as possible, we will show up at your door with our mobile showroom filled to the brim with industry-leading fiberglass doors and door samples.

If you are thinking of having a Craftsman entry door installed on your Orange County home, reach out the door pros! We only specialize in entry doors and are ready to answer any questions you may have!

Call our Orange office at (714) 974-5728 or contact us today!

7 Things You Should Consider When Choosing A New Front Entry Door
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7 Things To Consider When Choosing A New Front Entry Door

7 Things Orange County Homeowners
Should Consider When Choosing
A New Front Entry Door

After all, An Entry Door Says A Lot About Your Home

If you are an Orange County homeowner looking to upgrade or replace your existing front entry door, you may have noticed there are a seemingly endless array of options. The whole endeavor can seem a little daunting, especially if you are not keen on industry terms and lingo.

Front entry doors play a huge role for the home, and you want to make sure you are choosing the very best door for you and your home’s needs.

Since doors are our passion and specialty, we took it upon ourselves to break down 7 things Orange County homeowners should consider when choosing a new front entry door.

1. Door Material

Undoubtedly, the first and foremost thing you should consider when choosing a front entry door is the type of build material you want. While the three main door types are fiberglass, wood, and steel; we only recommended and install fiberglass doors. You should want a door that lasts for many years, looks great and performs as it should. And for that, fiberglass doors are the only option in our eyes.

Each type of door material poses its own list of pros and cons, but through independent research, you will find that fiberglass doors outperform all others in every way imaginable.

2. Energy Efficiency

The type of door you choose will play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of the home. It can get pretty hot here in Southern California, and typically stays that way for most of the year. Fiberglass doors are great at keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because of their superior insulation.

Fiberglass doors are proven to be up to five times more energy-efficient than wooden doors, saving you money on cooling costs throughout the year. They are great insulators during the colder months as well, as rare as they are.

3. Door Style

The front entry door is typically the first thing people see upon arrival and the last thing they see on their way out, it can make or break a first impression. The style of door you choose says a lot about your style and home life. Front entry doors are a phenomenal way to showcase your creative and fun side without having to undergo an extreme remodeling project.

At Today’s Entry Doors, we offer Orange County homeowners a wide range of fiberglass door styles to suit any and all preferences. Want to stand out in a world of boring doors? Spruce up your home with a unique fiberglass door!

4. Door Size

In a world where more is always better, doors are no exception. Tall doors are a rising trend all over the United States, and California is no exception. Of course, not every home is structurally built to accommodate a larger door than the one that was originally installed, but it is often very doable. Larger could mean wider or taller, the choice is yours!

Front entry doors typically come in four common sizes, although we are able to fully customize any of the door options we carry.

5. Door Brand

No one likes to dish out hundreds of their hard-earned dollars just to have their door fail after just a few years. Doing your own independent research on reputable front entry door manufacturers will ensure you are getting the best band for your buck without all the gimmicks and games.

Since we are extremely picky here at Today’s Entry Doors, we recommend a very exclusive list of front entry door manufacturers that we trust for our loyal Orange County homeowners.

6. Security

It goes without saying you want the most secure front entry door to protect you and your loved ones from the outside world. Since the front door is the first line of defense against unwanted guests, you are going to want the strongest door you can have. Appropriate mechanisms and high-quality build materials are two of the most important factors contributing to the overall safety rating of a door.

7. Color

While it may not be the biggest concern on your list, the color of the front entry door you choose can actually affect a few key factors. The first and foremost is heat transfer. If your front entry door receives sunlight for most of the day, opting for a light-colored door will prevent excess heat build-up within the home.

If you choose a completely dark-colored door then it could become quite hot to the touch in the summer, not to mention the amount of heat that will inevitably make its way indoors. Choosing a font entry door that is a contrasting color compared to the rest of the home will add a modern touch without going over the top.

Ready To Upgrade Your Front Entry Door?
Give The Door Experts A Call Today!

By focusing all of our efforts and talents on a single specialty service, we can truly be the best at what we do. And for us, it’s front entry doors! No one else in Orange County cares about doors as much as we do, and the proof is in the pudding.

If you are ready to upgrade your front entry door to the absolute best door in the industry, reach out to the door experts today! You can reach our Orange office at (714) 974-5728 Monday-Friday or by scheduling a free consultation today, we are looking forward to your inquiry!

The Best Front Entry Door Brands For Orange County Homeowners
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What Are The Best Door Brands For Your New Front Entry Door

The Best Front Entry Door Brands For
Orange County Homeowners

We Did The Trial-And-Error So You Don’t Have To!

With all the various entry door manufacturers available on the market today for Orange County homeowners, it can be quite tricky, not to mention time-consuming, to truly find the best one. While each home is built in its own unique way, the front entry door plays a huge role in every single home.

What do people see the first time they are entering your home? The front door.

In a world where first impressions are everything, you want to make sure your front entry door matches the personality your home is trying to convey.

Curb appeal, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity are the hot topics when it comes to choosing the best brand for your new front entry door.

Lucky for you, our team here at Today’s Entry Doors has done the excruciating legwork of choosing the absolute best fiberglass door manufacturers for our customers to eliminate the guessing game of choosing a new front entry door.

Fiberglass Doors: The End-All Be-All For Entry Doors

We have made it our mission here at Today’s Entry Doors to only provide Orange County homeowners with the very best doors. Because doors are all we do, you could say we’ve had a bit of time to dial in our best practices.

When it comes to an entry door that truly gives you the best bang for your buck, nothing else compares to fiberglass doors. Fiberglass doors are affordable, last substantially longer than wood doors, and look absolutely stunning on any home!

Because we feel so strongly that fiberglass doors are the only front entry doors you should consider for your home, we chose to only carry them!

Best Front Entry Door Brands

Therma-Tru Doors

Therma-Tru Entry Doors

As one of the first few door manufacturers to mass-produce fiberglass doors, it’s no wonder they are at the top of the list for most homeowners. If you are looking for unique door styles combined with unmatched longevity, Therma-Tru is the perfect brand for you.

Therma-Tru has specialized in fiberglass doors for nearly 30 years and has recently come out with a line of entry doors that mimic classic wood grain patterns to perfectly match any home. Additionally, their vast array of styles, sizes, and colors ensure even on a tight budget, you can have a beautiful front entry door.

The last thing you want is to dish out your hard-earned money just to have a new front entry door perform the same as the old. Luckily, Therma-Tru offers extensive warranties to back their products in case of manufacturer discrepancies.

Jeld-Wen Aurora Doors

Jeld-Wen Aurora Entry Doors

Jeld-Wen Aurora fiberglass doors are one of the few door options available on the market that passes our over-the-top quality standard assessments. When your home requires a bit more class and character, Jeld-Wen Aurora has got you covered.

The innovative minds at Jeld-Wen meticulously craft each door to be absolutely perfect, with a great deal of time spent on improving the overall energy efficiency of a front entry door. Front entry doors are the first line of defense from keeping out the harsh temperatures and conditions Mother Nature is so notorious for.

With minimal maintenance required and a complimentary 10-year warranty, your Jeld-Wen doors will continue to look stunning for years to come.

Masonite Doors

Masonite Double Entry Door

If you are looking for a seamless transition between the interior and exterior doors of your home, Masonite strategically specializes in exactly that! To date, Masonite offers 3 different exterior fiberglass door series with many color options in each series. Masonite fiberglass doors often utilize large panes of glass to bring additional natural sunlight into the home.

We have been in the front entry door industry for over 30 years and have entrusted Masonite with our fiberglass door needs for nearly as long. While we live and breathe fiberglass doors, Masonite also carries their own line of wood and steel doors, although they are not nearly as popular.

Masonite has designed their doors to be highly resistant to natural factors that affect the appearance and function of the front entry door such as UV rays, high winds, and freak storms. In Southern California, the last thing you want is for your new front entry door to start to fade from one summer in the sun.

Ready To Upgrade Your Front Entry Door?
Give The Door Experts A Call!

If you are a homeowner living in Orange County looking to have your front entry door replaced or installed for the first time, give us a call!

We only specialize in front entry doors and are here to answer any questions you have about our processes or products! While we have many examples of our past work in our galleries, we have more door options than we could ever show on our website.

You can reach us at our office located in Orange by calling (714) 974-5728 or by scheduling a free at-home consultation today!

6 Reasons Why Orange County Homeowners Should Choose 8-Foot Doors
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6 Reasons To Choose 8 Ft Doors For Your Home

6 Reasons Why Orange County
Homeowners Should Choose
8-Foot Doors

When It Comes To Doors, Bigger Is (Almost) Always Better!

The door of a home is the first thing guests typically notice upon arrival and the last thing they notice when it’s time to leave. The front entry door is not only the gateway into the lives of your family, but it is also a great way to showcase who you are as a person.

Bold colors and contrasting intricate patterns are one way to go, and the increased size is another! 8-foot doors are becoming increasingly popular for California homeowners, and Orange County is no exception. Let’s talk about the 6 reasons you should consider 8-foot doors for your home!

1. Your Home Has Tall Ceilings (10ft+)

Homes that have a tall roof can greatly benefit from 8-foot doors when talking purely about aesthetics. Having a standard-sized door in a home with tall ceilings can seem awkward, similar to the tiny door depicted in the hit movie Alice & Wonderland. Tall doors open up the entire living space while making living areas seem larger than they are.

If your home’s ceilings are under the 10-foot mark, 8-foot doors may seem a little too large for the home. At the end of the day, the right decision is the one that makes you happy.

2. Your Home Can Accompany The Extra Width + Height

Structurally speaking, not every home is built with the intention of the homeowner choosing 8-foot doors. Before making any rash decisions, be sure to contact the original builder of your home for more in-depth information on the availability of utilizing larger doors. If your home is being built for the first time, be sure to ask about 8-foot doors.

If there is already a window, or transom, above your door it may have to be removed in order to use a larger sized door. Tall skinny doors look awkward in most homes so be sure to take this into consideration when choosing the best places for 8-foot doors.

3. Your Home Needs More Light / Ventilation

Southern Californians are lucky enough to have clear sunny skies for the majority of the calendar year. Bringing as much of this natural light into the home is a common trend for homeowners, and 8-foot doors are the perfect helpers!

Tall doors that feature large panes of glass are exceptional at bringing natural light into the home. Half doors or Dutch doors can be opened at the halfway point to allow increased airflow and ventilation for the home without having to worry about pets or children running outside.

4. You Are An Exceptionally Tall Person / Have A Tall Family

Because the average door height in most homes is 6’8”, above-average height people may find themselves having to duck down to enter certain areas of the home. 8-foot doors around the home can make you feel more comfortable and less on edge knowing at any moment you could bonk your head for the thousandth time.

5. You Want A New Look For Your Home

Utilizing 8-foot doors around the home can take up a ton of unused space. Look above each of the doors around your home. This empty space can be filled with a taller door without having to compromise the structural integrity of the home, in most cases. An 8-foot entry door can make your home seem more like an estate rather than a townhouse.

6. You Want Your Home To Stand Out

While 8-foot doors are becoming more popular each year, they are still a bit of a hidden secret. Few homeowners ever consider upgrading the size of their doors let alone understand the benefits. Your home could be the only one on the street, or even in the neighborhood, that has 8-foot doors, and this can greatly raise the curb appeal and the overall value of your home.

Are You Ready To Make The Upgrade To A 8-Foot Door?
Reach Out To The Door Experts Today!

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we are utterly obsessed with door replacements and installations. So obsessed, in fact, that we chose to only focus on doors! By utilizing our efforts on fiberglass entry doors, we can be the absolute best in the business. Orange County residents who are looking to have 8-foot doors installed in their new or existing home are in the right place!

We have a vast array of door options perfect to suit any home and style preferences. Are you ready to jump-start your home remodeling project?

Give us a call today!

We can be reached at our office in Orange by calling (714) 974-5728 Monday-Friday or you can schedule your free quote consultation today!

Screened Front Entry Double Doors
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Can You Put A Screen Door On A Double Front Door?

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

Double Front Doors

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

Screens 

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

Our Process

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

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

Today’s Entry Doors Can Make It Happen

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

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

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

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

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Five Rules When Choosing Sidelights For Your Front Door

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

Style

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

Selecting The Best Size

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

Privacy & Security

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

Energy Efficiency

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

Cost

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

Why You Should Choose Today’s Entry Doors

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

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

Today’s Entry Doors Has Got You Covered

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

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

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

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What Is the Most Common Door Size?

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

Most Common Door Sizes

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

The 30 Inch Door

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

The 36 Inch Door

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

The 42 Inch Door

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

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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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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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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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6 Advantages of Custom Iron Doors

What Are The Advantages Of Adding A Custom Iron Door To Your Home?

Custom iron doors can be a dramatic and elegant way to create a beautiful and welcoming entrance to your home.  But, there are so many options and benefits to custom iron doors that you may want to learn about before you choose the best door for your home.  Today’s Entry Doors in Orange, CA can help you to choose the best custom iron door with the perfect design for your home.

Here Are Six Amazing Reasons to Choose a Custom Iron Door For Your Home

Custom Iron Doors Add Value To Your Home

Custom Iron Doors are a statement piece that adds beauty and inspiration to your home and neighborhood. If you ever plan on selling your home, there are many buyers out there that are willing to pay more for this type of upgrade and it also adds to the aesthetic of your home, creating beauty and insight into how you take care of your place.

Custom Iron Doors Are Durable & Easy to Maintain

Maintaining custom iron doors is easy because they are rust-resistant and cleaning them is as easy as soap and water. Castille soap is a great alternative to regular cleansing soap and mixing this with warm water and using a soft towel or rag to keep them looking beautiful is simple.

Custom Iron Doors Show Resilience In Severe Weather Conditions

Because custom iron doors are rust-resistant, this can help them stay in wonderful shape for many years to come. If you are in an area where there are thunderstorms or severe winds, you can trust in the fact that custom iron doors can stand up to the elements time and time again.

Custom Iron Doors Are Beautiful & Customizable

Really, custom iron doors are a statement piece to your home.  The cornerstone of where the eyes of your visitors and family members will be drawn to each and every time they visit.  The front entryway of your home is special, so why not make it as beautiful as possible?  That’s why custom iron doors are a great investment.  Not only that, but they are customizable as well.  Today’s Entry Doors offers a wide variety of customizable options when selecting your perfect custom iron door.

Custom Iron Doors Are Energy-Efficient

Yes, custom iron doors are energy-efficient! There is insulation within the door to ensure that your home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer; yet, another benefit of adding these gorgeous doors to your home. Also, the ability to be unique with your design will not decrease the amount of energy efficiency because if you add glass to your custom iron door, it will include insulated glass.

Custom Iron Doors Make Your Home More Secure

Safety is always a factor when choosing any door in your home, especially the front door. Having a custom-iron door can deter criminal activity and it can also signal to passers-by that you have an up-to-date security system and take your safety seriously. It is a lot more difficult for strangers to access your home through the front door if it is made out of custom iron.

Installation

Installation times can vary, but are typically completed within a day. The creation of your door time will also depend on the size, level of decoration and customization and any accents that you want to add.

Today’s Entry Doors have an amazing reputation that has led them to be the leading door installation company in the Orange County, CA area.  It’s so important to work with an expert that is trained and licensed and includes free consultations, a lifetime warranty, and is a company you can trust to feel safe and secure with.

Want to know more about custom iron doors?  If you’re in or directly around the Orange County, CA area, feel free to reach out, and we will come right to you! We are excited to answer all of your questions and let you know about customizable options.

You may also look at our video gallery which is filled with beautiful doors, projects, and satisfied customers. We look forward to creating the perfect door for your home!