The right entry door does so much more than simply serve as a way to enter and exit your home. When done right, it can serve as an invitation to friends and family, as well as make a strong first impression and give guests a good idea of the character of your home. Making sure your front door goes beyond the practical and reflects your unique style and sensibility is a great way to customize your home.
But where to begin? New homeowners and veteran DIYers alike often struggle to find the answers that can let them take their home to the next level. And making a misstep before you even begin can cost major money without the payoff you are looking for. Before investing in your next entry door, take a bit of time to review some of the most commonly asked questions about the process.
What options could make my door more unique?
Entry doors come in a variety of styles and materials. If you are looking to make your home’s exterior unique, consider the following:
Consider a unique color.
Homeowners today are often opting for brightly colored entry doors to add a pop of color to their home’s exterior. Take a look at Pella’s Vibrancy Collection for inspiration.
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Get creative with glass elements
Choose decorative glass elements to add visual interest to your door or decorative caning for an interesting look with glass. Grilles add contrast and break up large glass panels, and can be configured with a variety of patterns to achieve your desired look. Sidelights and transoms also add style.
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Pay attention to hardware.
Even a basic entry door can be dressed up with a decorative handleset. Hardware options for entry doors can support your home’s style, and compliment your door.
Accessorize your door
Don’t underestimate the power of accessorizing. Crown molding, plants, and a unique color can be the perfect way to set your entryway apart, and add definite curb appeal. No matter which door you choose, styling a new front door is very important.
What features are specific to Pella doors that set them apart?
Pella entry doors offer unique performance features.
- Pella AdvantagePlus® Protective Frame System provides exceptional protection against rot, drafts and leaks.
- Multipoint Locking system secures the door at the top, middle, and bottom of the door with one twist of the thumbturn.
- Aluminum exterior door frames feature EnduraClad® finish that resists fading and provides years of protection
- PerformaSeal design features exclusive weathertight seal technology that provides exceptional energy efficiency and helps block out the damaging effects of extreme wind and rain
If you aren’t sure about how to get started, an in-home consultation is a great place to start. A door expert can help you decide where to begin.
Which entry doors are best?
The question of choosing the right entry door is far from a one-size-fits-all answer, but depends entirely on the needs of your home as well as your own personal taste. When it comes to material, wood is a great option for getting a truly natural look. Wood entry doors give a unique statement and a high-end look. Steel doors offer strength and durability. Fiberglass doors are lightweight and affordable, with the option of a wood grain finish that can be painted or stained for a different look.