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Louisville Front Doors

New Entry Doors Make an Instant Impression

Your front door is the first impression for guests entering your home. And many homeowners are choosing to make bold statements with their front entrance.

Entry doors come with nearly limitless design opportunities. You can restore the historical look of a Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Georgian, Cape Cod, or any other style home in Louisville’s traditional neighborhoods. Or you can mix modern style into your home with bold colors, glass options, and sleek designs.

Commonly known as: main door, entry door, entrance door, front entry door, exterior door, external door

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Sidelights and windows on your entry door Glass Doors, Sidelights, and Transom Windows

    Glass is a great addition to a front door and there are many ways to incorporate it. Full light glass entry doors with clean, sleek lines give your home a modern touch and allow maximum light through your door. You can pair a door with windows on top or on the sides to bring in even more light and provide additional design opportunities. Sidelight and transom window combinations can make your front entrance look like a contemporary wall of glass or an art piece with more ornate designs and decorative options.

  • Storm and Screen Front Door Storm and Screen Doors

    When you go with a wood-like look of fiberglass or choose a steel entry door, a storm door can help protect your front entrance from the Kentucky climate. Storm doors come equipped with glass and screen1 panels that you can swap out to suit your needs or built-in retractable screens for more convenient ventilation. With a variety of designs, colors, and glass options, you can find a storm door that’s just as stylish as the front door it’s protecting.

  • Wood-look Fiberglass Front Doors Wood-look Front Doors

    Wood-look Fiberglass front doors are popular for in traditional homes, a favorite in Central Kentucky. Fiberglass entry doors come in traditional and contemporary styles, and with a number of glass options, so you can get a look to fit your tastes.

  • Double Front Door Double Front Doors 

    Wider front entrances and wider hallways are trending in Louisville's newer constructions — a throwback to a popular feature of Victorian homes. Double doors provide double the impact on your home’s aesthetic, creating a visual focal point on the front of your home. Victorians and other traditional homes had multiple panels, decorative carvings, applied moldings, and transom windows with grilles. Modern double doors stick to simple designs, clean frames, and clear glass or geometric grille patterns.

1 Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

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Recommended Customizations1

Front doors provide endless possibility. You can harken back to the history of your traditional home or give it an overdue update. Grilles on sidelights and transoms paired with classic or rustic hardware match the historic look. Contemporary frames, full light glass, and angular hardware in black or polished metals better fit today’s trends. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection
  • Modern Collection
  • Rustic Collection

Glass and Screens

  • Full Light Glass
  • ?Flush-Glazed Full Light
  • ¾ Light Glass
  • European ¾ Light Glass
  • Twin ¾ Light Glass
  • ½ Light Glass
  • Double Door
  • Dual Sidelights
  • Dual Sidelight – Rectangular Transom
  • Left (Or Right) Sidelight – Rectangular Transom
  • Left (Or Right) Sidelight
  • Single Door – Rectangular Transom
  • Double Door – Rectangular Transom
  • InView™ Screen
  • Rolscreen® Retractable Screen
  • Conventional Fiberglass Screen

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Louisville Climate Recommendations

Louisville has a diverse climate with four distinct seasons. So you need doors that can handle the summer heat and the occasional winter snowfall and cold. Durable materials and additional protection are important to help deal with whatever the weather brings.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass Doors

Entry doors must be able to stand up to everything from bitter cold to extreme heat without impacting the comfort of your home. Fiberglass offers a similar look to traditional wooden doors with less maintenance.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Storm doors help protect fiberglass and steel entry door frames from cold winters, humid summers, and heavy precipitation. Preserve the look of your front door with a storm door to keep your main entrance looking great for years.

Weather Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass on glass doors, sidelights, and transom windows. The added protection helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the hot, humid summer.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Louisville expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home - and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows?
    • Stained Wood Interior Finish – Pella strongly recommends the use of a good-quality pre-stain wood conditioner before staining Pella windows and patio doors to reduce the possibility of a blotchy-looking, uneven finish. Ask your paint or finishing professional to recommend a pre-stain wood conditioner, a stain and a finishing coat that are compatible.

      Painted Wood Interior Finish – The most important consideration to make when choosing your paint is good blocking resistance — the ability of a paint to resist sticking. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a window or door that sticks shut, even after the paint has dried. Ask your qualified paint professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't simply rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection. Expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Also, ask your paint professional to recommend a wood primer and paint that are compatible and whether sanding is required between coats of paint.

      Explore the factory pre-finish options available for Pella's wood products.

  •   Which Pella doors are available with SmartKey® Technology?
  •   Where can I get paint or stain to match the interior and exterior of my Pella products?
    • Paints and stains for Pella products are available in quarts and gallons via special order through Lowe's stores or your local Pella Window and Door Showroom. You will need to provide the color of the paint or stain that you need to place an order.

      Or you may take the color or stain desired along with the substrate you are trying to match to your local Sherwin-Williams® or home improvement store and have them custom match the color.

      If you don't have a Pella paint chip or just need a small bottle of touch up paint or stain for dings and scratches, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877) 473-5527 for further assistance.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the finishing section of your Pella Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella products.

  •   How do I clean and restore shine to the handles and hardware on my windows and doors?
    • A soft cloth and mild cleaner may be used on most Pella hardware finishes. 

      Living finish Oil-Rubbed Bronze hardware will develop its own unique patina with use, care and handling. Simply wipe the hardware with a soft cloth so as not to damage the finish. The changing of color on the hardware is not a warranty issue.

      The solid brass hardware used on some previous vintages of Pella wood hinged (French) patio doors has a clear protective coating to prevent tarnishing. Download instructions to care for solid brass hardware.

      For additional information about how to properly care for your Pella windows and doors, refer to the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual.  

      For further assistance, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877)-473-5527.

  •   How much does an entry door cost?
  •   What glass options are available on Pella entry doors?
    • Pella offers a variety of unique glass types and distinctive caming to deliver the style, privacy and light you're looking for. Find the glass collections for your Pella product:

  •   Do I need to finish my Pella entry door?
    • If your fiberglass or steel entry door from Pella was delivered without an interior or exterior finish (paint or stain), you must finish it within 30 days to protect your investment.

      If your wood entry door from Pella was delivered without an interior or exterior finish (paint or stain), you must finish it within 14 days to protect your investment. 

      The Pella warranty does not cover issues associated with failure to properly finish in a timely manner. Get complete details on your warranty, including exceptions and limitations.


      • For a professional-looking painted finish, it's important to use a quality brush or spray technique. Contact your local paint professional for recommendations.
      • Installation of a steel entry door within five miles of a seacoast is not recommended due to the risk of corrosion, and it will void Pella's steel entry door warranty.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the Finishing section of the Pella Entry Door Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella entry door.

  •   What do I need to know about finishing or refinishing my entry door?
    • Before finishing your entry door system, you must know whether your entry door panel and sidelights are fiberglass or steel. If you're unsure if your entry door is made of fiberglass or steel, place a magnet on your door — if it sticks, it's most likely steel.

      Your Pella packaging and sales invoice should also indicate the door type. Check with your Pella representative for specific information on your product. Visit the Pella Help Library for finishing tips.

  •   How do I stain my fiberglass entry door?
    • If you desire a stained wood appearance on your wood-grain fiberglass door panels, sidelights, and glass frames, apply gel stain and clear finish according to the manufacturer's directions. For best results, always apply stain in the direction of the grain. Be sure to finish door edges.

      Visit the Pella Help Library for staining tips.

  •   How do I paint my fiberglass entry door?
    • If you're going to paint your entry door panel, be sure to ask a qualified paint or finishing professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection — an expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a door that sticks shut even after the paint has dried.

      Once you have the right paint, promptly paint all exterior surfaces, including door panel edges, with two coats of quality exterior paint with good blocking resistance. Then paint all interior surfaces with two coats of quality interior paint with good block resistance.

      NOTE: Applying thick layers of paint may hide the texture of the door panel.

      1. Stir paint well.
      2. Wet only the tip of the brush, and apply one thin coat. Brush in the direction of the grain.
      3. Apply paint to various door components first, such as the door edges, brickmould, jambs, mullions, glazing frames and wood frames. Then paint the panel.
      4. Clean brush.
      5. Wait at least six hours between each coat application of the paint. Finish must be completely dry before applying the next coat. Do not sand between coats.
      6. Repeat Steps 1–4 for each additional coat applied.

      NOTE: A primer may be necessary to get proper adhesion. Contact your local paint supplier to determine if a primer is necessary with the selected paint.

      CAUTION: Finish all exposed door panel edges, including the top edge. This helps reduce the chance of warping. After finishing the entry door system, allow the door to dry completely, in accordance with the paint manufacturer’s directions, before closing it.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the Finishing section of the Pella Entry Door Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella entry door. 

      Get complete warranty details for your entry door, including exceptions and limitations.

  •   Does Pella sell fire-rated entry doors? How can I tell if I have a fire-rated entry door from Pella?
    • Yes, Pella sells fire-rated entry doors and will have two foil stickers indicating that they are fire-rated. The first is a silver sticker located on the frame or jamb; the second is a black sticker noting that is it a 20-minute rated panel.

  •   How long is the factory prefinish warranty on entry doors?

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