Guide to Choosing a Front Door for a Remodel or New Construction Home

The front door adds to the home’s curb appeal and helps to make a first impression of the house as one of the first design elements people see. The front door is the first glimpse into the design of the interior of the house. If the front door and curb appeal are lacking, the home’s appeal suffers too.

When choosing a front door, it’s important to keep in line with the style of the overall structure of the home. There are many different materials to choose from to achieve this, including wood, fiberglass, or steel, in addition to many different styles and colors.

Choosing a new front door should be about more than just looks; function should be considered as well. It should enhance the home exterior, but also be durable, keep the home safe and be energy efficient.

Think about the part of the country we live in and how durable the door should be when it comes to protecting against extreme weather. Front doors should keep air and water out, so considering what type of weather the door will be exposed to should be a factor in your door choice.

When it comes to wood doors, there’s more maintenance involved because wood can shrink and warp with extreme temperature changes. If you have a porch or overhang to protect it, wood could be a good option. If you like the look of wood but don’t want to keep up with the maintenance, choose an engineered wood instead. Fiberglass doors give the same type of look as a wood door but they’re less expensive, won’t rust, and are virtually maintenance free. Steel doors are the most secure and most affordable option.

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