Despite being one of the smallest parts of your exterior, your front entry door can have a big impact on your curb appeal. That’s because the front door is the first thing guests (or prospective home buyers) see when they visit your home, and it can, therefore, leave a lasting impression on your guests. Remember: first impressions last.
If you’re considering installing a new front entry door, there are a few things you should consider, including the following:
What Is Your Home’s Architectural Style?
Choosing a new door style is mostly a matter of design preference. But if you want to quickly narrow down your options, you can find out which door styles have been traditionally used in your home’s architectural style. There’s a reason why certain door styles have always been paired with certain architectural styles. It’s because they work so well together. To learn more about your door options, consult an exterior services company.
What Material Is Most Suited to the Local Climate?
Your door should be made of a material that’s tough enough to handle extreme temperatures. Wood, fiberglass and steel are the most commonly used materials. Here’s a quick overview:
Wood – Wooden doors can add a sophisticated elegance to any exterior. However, to preserve their aesthetic appeal, they need to be frequently maintained. They’re also not the best choice if your home is facing east or west as ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause wood to fade.
Fiberglass – If you’re looking for an entry door with minimal maintenance needs, fiberglass doors would be a great choice. Fiberglass can mimic the classic aesthetic of wooden doors, but has fewer maintenance needs.
Steel – Steel doors are durable and come in a wide variety of colors.
How Can You Maximize Your Return on Investment (ROI)?
A window contractor can give suggestions on how to maximize your ROI on a new entry door. Remember: while it’s important to stay within budget, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on maximizing your ROI.
Tri-County Contracting offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof repair and door replacement services. To get a free quote, call us at (262) 679-6100, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Waukesha as well as the surrounding communities.