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Cleveland Front Doors

Front Door ideas to add big style and make a lasting impression

Cleveland is an older city and home to a diverse mix of up-and-coming areas like Detroit Shoreway and established neighborhoods like the idyllic setting of Shaker Heights and charming lakefront homes found in Rocky River. The front entry door sets the tone for the style seen on your home’s interior and exterior. Whether you’re looking to preserve the historic charm of a 19th-century charmer in Chagrin Falls or add contemporary charm to a townhouse on Literary Road, Pella has a front door to meet your needs.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • White storm door with screen Dark and Bold Colors 

    Your front door can be almost any color — but dark and bold colors are trending in the Cleveland area. Consider a black front door to create a modern or eclectic look. A black front door can also look stately on the red brick exterior of a historic colonial like those found in Hudson. A red front door is a classic choice, especially for colonial style-homes or English Tudor-style exteriors.

  • Modern entry door with flat simulated light divided grilles Modern and Contemporary Style

    Although many Cleveland neighborhoods trend toward historic homes, the area is also home to up-and-coming neighborhoods as well as a population that is trending younger. Tremont, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, is seeing more modern influence with contemporary remodeled townhouses and sleek new condos.

  • Wooden Front Doors Wooden Front Doors

    There are many Bungalow-style homes in the Cleveland-area neighborhoods of Chagrin Falls, Brook Park, and Parma. Cottage style, Arts & Crafts, and Craftsman style are also popular. In the neighborhoods of Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, and Lakewood you will see many Tudor-style homes. Each of these home styles is complemented by a wood entry door. They can be simple or decorative, stained or painted, traditional or contemporary — whatever you need to match the rest of your home.  

  • Glass Front Doors with Sidelights or Transoms Sidelights and Windows

    Adding glass to your front door can create an elegant look. Glass front doors are seen in historic homes as well as modern and contemporary houses. In addition to glass panels, front doors with sidelights and transoms are commonly used to create a stately look while letting light stream into the home for a welcoming entranceway.

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Recommended Customizations1

Sidelights and window glass can add style to your front door. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection
  • Modern 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.

Cleveland Climate Recommendations

Northeast Ohio — including the Cleveland-Akron-Canton area — has a generally temperate climate with cold winters and mild summers. Cleveland stretches along the southern banks of Lake Erie, making the city prone to lake effect precipitation that varies from the city’s west and east sides. Its proximity to the lake also makes it the windiest city in the state. The “Snow Belt” extends from Cleveland’s east side and suburbs, and extends up the shores of Lake Erie towards Buffalo. This area can easily see snow totals over 100 inches a year.

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

Winter cold and snow can impact your front door, depending on its finish, the location, the direction it faces, and whether or not there’s an overhang. Heavy air moisture levels can impact a wood door more than other materials like fiberglass. 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.

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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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland

These front doors installed by Pella Windows and Doors of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown will inspire your next project.

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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.