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Dayton Front Doors

A New Entry Door Adds Elegance to Your Entrance

Like many other cities that date to the 1700s, Dayton has a diverse mix of home styles. More than 200 years of architectural trends brought Victorian, Jacobean, Queen Anne, Tudor, Craftsman, Bungalow and American Foursquare style homes, among many others.

The front entrances of these homes are equally eclectic. Front doors have the design flexibility to fit the architectural diversity. Exterior doors with glass or sidelights, double doors or classic solid wood doors can complement the style of any era.

Commonly known as: entry doors, exterior doors, house doors, front entry doors, outside doors, entrance doors

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Sidelights and windows on your entry door Front Doors With Sidelights

    Working glass into your front entry is another timeless style. Sidelights on one or both sides of your doorway let you bring in more sunlight. They also present new design opportunities. An ornate entry door with sidelights and decorative glass creates a distinct front entrance. Doors with sidelights fit styles ranging from Victorian to Craftsman.

  • craftsman fiberglass front entry door Double Entry Doors

    Two doors at your front entrance create a wider opening and twice the visual impact. Double front doors create a focal point on the front of your home that boosts your curb appeal. They were a popular feature of Victorian style and other historic homes. Traditional double entry doors were wooden and decorative, with multiple panels, applied moldings and carvings.

  • Wooden Front Doors Wooden Front Doors

    The natural beauty of a wooden door is timeless. Wood entry doors span styles and eras, from traditional to modern. A Craftsman style front door with inset molding and a dentil shelf complements the Craftsman, Bungalow and American Foursquare style homes in the Five Oaks neighborhood. Ornate, decorative, solid wood doors are more traditional, fitting houses from Huffman to Oregon.

  • Red storm door with Prairie-style glass Storm and Screen Doors 

    Dayton’s humid continental climate provides many summer days where you want to open up your home to some fresh air. It also provides an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Adding a storm door1 to your front door allows you to open up your entrance to the sunshine. For ventilation, you can turn it into a screen door to provide airflow while helping to prevent mosquitoes and other insects from entering. Storm doors come with interchangeable screen panels or retractable screens2 for added convenience.

1 Storm doors are not offered with wood entry doors. Adding a storm door to a wood entry door would void the warranty.

2 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

There are a number of ways to beautify your front door. Adding the finer details with features like decorative glass or grille patterns on sidelights, decorative accessories on wood doors and classic or rustic hardware help enhance the look.  Find more customizations here.


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

Transoms, Sidelights, and Grilles

  • Full Light Sidelight
  • 3/4 Light Sidelight
  • 1/2 Light Sidelight
  • Craftsman Sidelight
  • Double Door
  • Dual Sidelights
  • Left (or Right) Sidelights
  • Traditional Between-the-Glass Grilles
  • Traditional Grille
  • Craftsman 3x1 Traditional Grille
  • Craftsman 3x2 Traditional Grille

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

Dayton Climate Recommendations

Hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters define Dayton’s climate. But the occasional thunderstorm or blizzard isn’t out of the question. Durable materials and energy efficient features can help your front doors hold up to the severe weather and keep your home comfortable.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

For entry doors with glass or sidelights, Low-E insulating glass can help keep your home more comfortable and your energy costs down.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Fiberglass and steel entry doors are low-maintenance options that can help stand up to the changing weather patterns in the Dayton area These materials have long-lasting finishes to help resist wear from the sun and extreme temps.

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.

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 and Doors of Dayton 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 Door Projects

Find a front door style that inspires you. These elegant entryways represent all styles installed by Pella professionals across the country.

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