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By the time many folks make the decision to upgrade their main entry door, their current door is usually out of date, in bad shape, and not as functional as they would like.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

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!

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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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Questions To Ask When Buying A New Entry Door

The Best Questions To Ask When Buying A New Front Door

Looking to replace your front door? There are many questions to think about before selecting the best type of door for the front entrance of your home. You may be thinking about style, color, and even a beautiful handle and door knocker, however there are some very specific and important questions to ask before you choose the right door for your home. Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we have a large selection of beautiful doors that can change the entire look of your home and make a true statement. Our door replacement company can help you make the best decision, but what are the best questions to ask when buying a new front door?

Style

Let’s focus on style first. With so many choices, this is truly the fun and creative part of the process. You have a vision in mind but aren’t exactly sure what materials would be best. It’s great to focus on the architectural style of your home, the accenting colors, and also what materials your home is made of. Don’t forget that the types of doors we offer can be customized, so if you are looking for a solid fiberglass door with a glass insert to allow in the light, this can be accomplished. There are also architectural styles like craftsman, contemporary, and dutch doors.

Next is the color. This is one of the most exciting parts of the process. There are so many shades to choose from, and if you choose a fiberglass door, the sky’s the limit! Perhaps your personality is saying, “I want something bright and bold and modern.” Or, instead, you are looking for a traditional door with a subdued shade. Either way, Today’s Entry Doors can create this for you.

Security

A new entry door must be secure. Part of this is the hardware you will choose for your actual door such as locks, handles, deadbolts, hinges, levers and knobs, and accessories such as doorbells and door bumpers. Because security is so important these days, you also want a solid door that can ensure your safety, keep pests out, and also be incredibly strong.

Materials

So many options, but which materials are best for my front door? Fiberglass is an excellent option because it is durable, has a wonderful warranty, and also holds up much better than wood when it comes to the elements. The best part about fiberglass is that it can be made to look exactly like wood and can be finished in so many different colors and styles. This is one of our best-selling doors at Today’s Entry Doors because of its durability and lifespan. It is secure, resists damage, and holds up well to the sun.

One of the best fiberglass doors is the Therma-Tru Doors. They hold one of the best warranties, are solid and secure, and hold up to the weather. But, where can you buy a Therma-Tru door? Here at Today’s Entry Doors! They are the top brand we have in stock for our clients because they are so energy-efficient.

It’s Your Choice

The process is a lot of fun for both our clients and our team here at Today’s Entry Doors.  We can create a pre-hung door for you or go through the entire customization process.  The choices are endless and we have extensive experience with installing doors- it’s what we do!  We stand behind our promise and all of our products offer a wonderful warranty for our customers and their doors.  Because we created our own method of installation that is proprietary to our organization, the installation process is easy and stress-free.

Today’s Entry Doors goes the extra mile to give you several customizable options to ensure that you are safe and secure in your home. Plus, be sure to check out our door gallery and see why we are the top door replacement company out there!

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

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Best Door Designs For Your Anaheim Hills, CA Home

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

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

Contemporary Entry Doors in Anaheim Hills

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

Doors With Sidelights in Anaheim Hills

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

Dutch Doors in Anaheim Hills

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

Rustic Doors in Anaheim Hills

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

Side Entry Doors in Anaheim Hills

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

Fiberglass Doors in Anaheim Hills

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

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

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Two Huge Reasons You Need Dutch-Style Entry Doors On Your Home

They’re Not Just For Farmhouses Anymore

When most homeowners in the Orange County area think of dutch doors, they picture idyllic scenes of farmhouses out in the central valley, but that reality is changing quickly. Old answers are solving modern problems, and the venerable dutch door is one such old answer that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the area.

If you aren’t sure of the definition, dutch doors are entry doors with two halves that swing independently. Meaning the top half of the door can be open while the bottom half still blocks the opening. There are many reasons to have a door like this on your home, but we’ll be discussing just the top two today.

1) That Orange County Breeze

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We all know that between noon and 1 pm, that wonderful coastal breeze kicks in, and entry doors start flying open all over the county to let it in. And boy, does that breeze make our homes feel great inside.

But, your home is then protected either by nothing but faith in your neighbors or a flimsy screen door.

Kids can run in and out freely and in complete silence, and so can our four-footed friends – those tame or wild. This is something modern folks would file under “Bad Scenario.”

But with a dutch door, all you need to do is leave the bottom half closed and locked to enjoy the best of both worlds. You still get that wonderful breeze through your home without all that unsupervised travel in and out by small critters (two-footed or four) to interrupt your day.

And when it comes to those of the six-legged and winged variety, retractable screens are available that stay out of the way until you need them.

For even more security, you can have your dutch door split ⅔ of the way up and open only the smaller top section to the breeze.

2) The Delivery Bonanza

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Our world has reached a point where not only can you get almost anything delivered in under two days, but almost everyone does so multiple times a day. While extremely convenient, this new reality has impacted neighborhood security.

Just a few years ago, if a stranger approached your home, there was a good chance that one of your neighbors would be keeping a sharp eye out for strange behavior.

Nowadays, unless that person is visibly armed, your neighbors won’t even bat an eye. Add to that the gig economy and its near non-existent standards for the people they hire to deliver their products, and you take a very real risk every time you open your door to accept a package.

Gosh, if there were only a way to accept your packages while keeping a barrier between you and the delivery driver, you’d feel much safer.

Enter the dutch door.

With a dutch door, you can open just the top to accept your deliveries while leaving the bottom firmly closed AND locked to block entry. If you so choose, you can even have a small shelf on the lower section to hold your box while you sign the receipt.

Being able to leave the bottom of your door secured vastly increases your personal security when meeting a stranger at your door, and feeling secure is a big part of being happy.

If you want to increase your sense of security while still being able to enjoy the afternoon breeze through your Orange County home, contact us at Today’s Entry Doors for a free consultation. Just wait until you see our mobile showroom!

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Can You Protect Your Entry Door From The Effects Of Direct Sunlight?

Short Answer – Not Exactly

Sunlight is one of the main reasons homeowners choose Orange County to call home. But all those gorgeous blue skies and sun-soaked days can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home.

One of the most prominent features of your home is your entry door, and keeping it from getting damaged or fading from all that sunlight is a constant challenge. While it’s impossible to stop all the damage without completely covering your door, it is possible to slow it down.

Material Matters Most

If you aren’t interested in a heavy steel door that dings every time you look at it sideways but still want a high-end door, you are left with wood or fiberglass for your door material.

We recommend fiberglass for its superior strength, durability, minimal reaction to temperature changes, and better ability (vs. wood) to withstand damage from the UV radiation from the sun.

Fiberglass will eventually fade from too much direct sunlight, but you can mitigate that effect with a fresh coat of paint every 5-7 years.

Wood, however, gets affected at the cellular level by UV radiation since it’s an organic material, which means it will slowly lose structural integrity over the years if kept in direct sunlight.

Blocking The Sunlight

Keeping direct sunlight off your entry door is always your best answer, but you need to be aware of the limitations of certain solutions, such as:

  • Building An Overhang – Placing an overhead above your entryway can help, though many aren’t terribly fond of the look of overhangs on their homes. Most overhangs, however, can’t block the sun at all stages of the day. At daybreak or near dusk (depending on which way your door faces), you can have up to 4 or 5 hours when the angle of the sun is low enough to shine directly onto your door. This can have the unfortunate result of creating a faded stripe on your door where the overhang offers the least protection.
  • Installing A Sun Panel – Installing a sun panel in the right spot on your porch could do the trick, but the aesthetic value of such panels is often fairly low. Plus, unless it can be easily removed, such a panel becomes a problem when moving large items through that door.
  • Planting A Tree – Certainly, the most aesthetically pleasing option, planting a tree with a canopy that hangs low is your best bet for total protection from the sun if placed carefully. Or you can combine a tree or overhang with a well-placed hedge that will block the low angles of the waning or rising sun.

The hard truth is that the sun is a moving target, so the chance of one answer working without help from another option is low. But the creative placement of multiple sun-blocking options can work well to offer your entryway total protection from the sun without impeding your movement.

Protecting The Material

Protecting your entry door material is a great but temporary option. No matter what you choose, the sun will always win eventually, so you need to research your product to determine how often it needs to be reapplied.

Paint does work, but sun exposure variables make it impossible for most companies to offer a warranty against fading, just that the paint won’t crack, peel or blister. And even then, they’ll only guarantee it for ten years or less.

Though a popular color choice, black paint usually won’t come with any guarantees since black soaks in all the sun’s energy, and any fading is instantly noticeable.

A way to extend the period between repaintings and improve overall protection is to use light-colored paints to bounce away as much of the sun’s energy as possible. Also, light colors don’t show fading as quickly as darker colors.

The Bottom Line

While it is impossible to eliminate the damaging effects of direct sunlight, fiberglass doors are your best bet for avoiding structural damage from the sun. Color damage, however, will always occur so long as sunlight can reach your door directly.

If you can keep your door in the shade at all times of the day, you won’t need to worry as much about color fade, but if the sun hits any part of your entry door, there will be fading. In that case, your only defense is to repaint your door periodically.

We’ve conquered much of nature’s fury against our homes, but the sun will always win in the end if you don’t keep your entryway protected through shade or painting.

If you want your entryway to have its best chance at surviving our Orange County sunlight, contact us at Today’s Entry Doors for a free consultation.