Want to spruce up the exterior of your home? Replace your front door for enhanced curb appeal. A new entry door will welcome in the world, show off your personal style, and if you choose the right one, you’ll enjoy a higher performing door that’s energy-efficient.
Entry Doors Yield High Returns
According to the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs Value Report, entry door replacement can yield a return of up to 91.3% for the Pacific coast. When you replace your front door, you can see how it will significantly add to your home’s value.
Choosing Your New Front Door
There are three main decisions to make regarding your new door: material, style, and finish. The material you choose will align to the performance of the door. Most front doors are fiberglass, steel, or wood.
Fiberglass doors perform very well in the Pacific Northwest because they don’t react to moisture! They won’t bow or warp in reaction to the weather. Fiberglass doors are also energy-efficient and can be finished with a woodgrain look or a painted wood look.
Steel doors offer durability and safety. Typically, steel doors have wood stiles and mitered top corners. This helps prevent water absorption. They also often have an epoxy primer that keeps rust from occurring and an energy-efficient core. Steel doors can be factory finished in a variety of colors.
Wood doors are traditional and can be crafted from hardwoods or softwoods. Rich and warm, wood entry doors are very inviting. Wood can be stained or painted. They also have an insulating core.
Each material is highly versatile when it comes to style. There are modern options with clean lines or traditional selections that are more ornate.
Customizing Your Entry Door
There are lots of ways to customize your new front door beyond the finishes. One of the most common ways is to add decorative glass. You could add a smaller inlay of glass at the top or center. Glass can also be the full top third of the door for more natural light. You can also add matching sidelines on one or both sides.
For a very distinct look, you can add metal accents. Metal accents available for doors include unique things like clavos, speakeasies, straps, grilles, and hardware. These accents can make your door have a more modern, rustic, or Old World vibe. Whether iron or bronze, these features will immediately make your entry door stand out.
Replace Your Front Door Today
Marine View Windows & Doors offers a wide selection of entry doors for your home. We’ll help you decide what entry door material, finish, and style is right for you. Contact us for a free estimate.