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More Than an Entryway: The Importance of Your Front Door

posted on November 02, 2021 in Global Blogs

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We have all heard about the importance of making a great first impression and that you can’t make a second first impression. Front entrance doors are frequently seen as an important part of the home, but we typically only care about the color of our front door. Believe it or not, your front door plays an enormous role in your home’s first impression and can add to the value of your home, while enhancing your curb appeal.

Entrance Doors Make the First Impression

While the color of an entrance door is important and can certainly say a lot about a home’s ambiance, the door’s style, design, texture(s) and material(s) all play a key role in making that first impression, too. Wood doors, for example, radiate grandeur and luxury but also bring natural warmth to an entryway. Wood doors offer plenty of design flexibility and can be customized with glass and hardware to convey the intended impression you want your home to make.

But, wood doors aren’t for all homes. Those with modern and contemporary styles might opt for fiberglass or steel doors to make a sophisticated, sleek impression. 

Front Doors Add Value to a Home

An entrance door can add value to your home in multiple ways, so it’s important to choose your material wisely when replacing yours. When you select durable, low-maintenance and energy-efficient materials like wood, fiberglass or steel, you’ll find added value in the money you save. These materials’ durability means stronger weather resistance and fewer replacements, and because they’re low-maintenance, you won’t have to spend as much money or time on your entrance door’s upkeep. Lastly, energy-efficient materials will help to reduce your home’s energy consumption and as a result, lower your monthly energy bills. 

If and when the time comes for you to sell your home, the quality of your entrance door and the cost-savings it provides will definitely appeal to potential buyers, adding market value as well.

Entryway Doors Enhance Curb Appeal

Your new entrance door will no doubt be the shining star of your home’s front exterior, but it will also draw attention to other components of the entryway that, depending on their conditions, could help or hamper your curb appeal. Here are some quick fixes you can make to enhance your entryway and in turn, boost curb appeal:

  • Simple upgrades such as new hardware can make a huge difference
  • Lighting is easy to install around and above your entryway, offering great accents to your home’s unique features
  • Basic landscaping can also be a nice accent to your home’s front door and overall entryway
  • Shutters at your front door present the opportunity to accent your home’s siding and front door

One important part of the replacement entryway door process is making certain that your improvements look like they have always been there. An easy way to visualize what will look good on your home is to look at other homes that are the same style as yours. Getting ideas from these homes will help you determine how you can improve your entryway door. In addition, you’ll see what may not work so well, saving you valuable time and money in the end.

Feel Confident in Your New Entrance Door

Replacing your front entry door can lead to lots of benefits, including increased energy-efficiency, improved security and enhanced design. Work with a local Pella professional to decide which entry door is right for you and your home.

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*Study of homeowner perceptions of leading national brands. Study commissioned by Pella, 2021.