Should I Shop For My Own Door At A Big Box Store Or Hire A Door Replacement Company?

Great question! It’s very easy to walk into a big box store and start searching around for a door that looks like a perfect fit for your own. But, is it really a good idea to replace a door on your own? Many times, the upfront price for doors in big box stores may be less. However, when it comes to customization and sizing, delivery and installation, this can all easily add up and then you have to consider a warranty if you are replacing it yourself. We here at Today’s Entry Doors install every door that we sell. We want to make sure that our doors are installed correctly, customized to the customer’s and home’s specifications, and that a warranty is placed on both the door and the installation process.

Here Are Some Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing To Buy a Door From A Big Box Store

Price & Customization

At first, the price of the door may seem reasonable at a big box store, however you must take customization into mind. Ensuring that you have the proper measurements, choose the right door for the environment you are in, and customize it are extremely important. Any improper fitting of a door to the door frame and the home can cause issues that you may not have planned for.


Many customers start the journey of door installation by going to a big box store or searching online for the best price. But, when you go to a big box store and purchase a door, they are not the ones who are going to install it. Big box stores work with subcontractors and this can cause communication problems, warranty issues, and logistical questions about how and when the door will arrive and be installed. Finding someone online has become a popular option for many homeowners, but you never know if you are finding an expert, someone who is licensed, or someone who just does odd jobs. If they install the door incorrectly, it is important to ask them for a warranty. Doing it yourself is an option that many homeowners take. Still, if it is done improperly by the homeowner, this can lead to high electric bills if there are drafts, pest infection, security issues, and you may lose your warranty on that actual door if you installed it yourself.

What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?

This is such an important question to ask yourself. Who do I call if there is an issue with my door? Is the issue stemming from the installation or the door itself? If you purchase a door with the company that installs the door, you will have direct access to both the installer and the door manufacturer, making corrections easy and communication simple.

How Today’s Entry Doors Does It Better than A Big Box Retailer

Knowledge & Expertise

We are licensed and experienced in door customization and installation and we warranty our doors and our work. We do not work with subcontractors, and everyone on the team is educated and experienced to do the highest-quality job possible. You can contact us directly with any questions about your door installation, the door itself, or any issues that may arise.

We Install Every Door We Sell

Because we want the process of door installation to be seamless, we make sure to install every door that we sell.  We want you to customize it correctly, make sure we take measurements, and ensure that it is hung and fastened correctly to not only the door frame, but the house itself.

We Stand Behind Our Products & Our Promise

We provide a lifetime warranty to our customers for their door and the installation process.

We Use A Highly-Successful Proprietary Method

We have created our own method of installation.

We Make Sure We Do Even More To Make Your Door Secure

We go above and beyond just installing your door.  Today’s Entry Doors has several customizable options to ensure that you are safe and secure in your home.

Are you excited to learn more about how Today’s Entry Doors can help?  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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