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Chicago Front Doors

Find a front door that adds a welcoming touch to your home

Whether you’re living in one of the signature two-flats of downtown Chicago or have settled into a peaceful neighborhood of single-family bungalows, everyone needs a front door. The front door serves as the main point of entry for you and your guests, setting the tone for the interior and exterior of your home. You need a front door that will function well, complement the aesthetic and architecture of your home, and provide a warm and inviting welcome.

Commonly known as: main door, entry door, entrance door

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • Fiberglass front doors Fiberglass Front Doors

    You need a door that will provide long lasting quality through all four seasons of Chicago weather. That means a door that can withstand heat, humidity, snow, and rain. Fiberglass doors are built to endure whatever conditions Mother Nature can conjure, and can weather extremes of the Chicago climate with minimal impact. On top of their durability, fiberglass front doors are also low maintenance and are energy-efficient enough to help keep heating and cooling costs down. Pella fiberglass doors are available in a wood-grain finish, so you can get the benefits of fiberglass with the look of wood

  • Full light storm door with beveled glass Bright and Bold Colors

    The finer details of your front door will come down to personal taste, but more Chicago homeowners are embracing brighter and bolder colors for their entryway. The color choice for your door can enhance curb appeal and distinguish the design. A new color can better complement the architectural details of your home or even completely alter the appearance.  Red, for example, makes for a more vibrant entryway, conveying energy and warmth.

  • Wooden Front Doors Wooden Front Doors

    Whether you own a stately Lincoln Park home or live in one of the area’s worker’s cottages, a beautiful front door will never go out of style. It’s the first thing you see before you walk in and the last thing you see before you leave, so make an impression. A wood entry door is an elegant choice that is versatile enough to complement a variety of architectural styles and help maintain the historical authenticity of your home. Enhance your entryway with your choice of wood grain, stain, glass, hardware, or discover custom solutions.

  • Glass Front Doors with Sidelights or Transoms Safety and Security 

    The security of your home starts at the front door. Pella understands and can integrate sensors within your entry door to help protect what matters most. Insynctive® technology keeps you aware of whether your door is open or closed and locked or unlocked, providing the peace of mind you need to help feel safe and secure.1

1Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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Recommended Customizations1


If you’re looking to enhance your front door with a touch of style, consider incorporating sidelights, transoms, and door glass.

Wood doors could also benefit from the addition of a storm door to protect against the weather.

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Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Multipoint Locking System

Transoms, Sidelights, and Grilles

  • Rectangular Transom
  • Full Light Sidelight
  • 3/4 Light Sidelight
  • 1/2 Light Sidelight
  • Traditional Fixed Grilles
  • Traditional Between-the-Glass Grilles

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

Chicago Climate Recommendations


Residents of “The Windy City” live in a moderate climate with four distinct seasons — from cool, wet springs to mild, pleasant falls. The city’s close proximity to Lake Michigan tends to moderate temperatures in both the winter and summer, providing relief from the summer heat and limiting precipitation during the summer months. Conversely, the lake effect enhances winter precipitation, adding an extra layer of snow to go along with the often frigid temperatures.

Wood and fiberglass front doors are ideal for this particular climate. Wood doors require a fair amount of maintenance to protect from the elements, but serve as a warm and inviting entryway in even the harshest of weather conditions. Fiberglass doors are built to withstand a variety of different weather conditions, which is especially important in Chicago.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Doors with panes of glass with Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood and fiberglass front doors are built to help withstand the weather.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

The elements can cause wear and decreased door performance. The direction your door faces (South and West exposures tend to expose a door to more sun) and whether or not your entry door is located under a covered entrance, overhang, or porch roof can affect performance. Protect the look of your front door with a storm door to keep your main entrance looking great for years.

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 Chicago 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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Front Entry Door Projects in Chicago


These front doors installed by Pella Windows and Doors of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will inspire your next project.

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