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What Is the Most Common Door Size?

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

Most Common Door Sizes

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

The 30 Inch Door

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

The 36 Inch Door

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

The 42 Inch Door

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

The Eight-Foot Entry Door&nbsp

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

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

Today’s Entry Doors Has Got You Covered

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

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

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

Identity, Doors, Therma-Tru

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.