Houston Front Doors

Contemporary Front Doors for Houston Homes

Your front door welcomes family and friends and enchants passersby. It helps protect your home from heat and rain. Made from wood, steel, or fiberglass, entry doors can set the tone for the rest of your home.

Contemporary homes are a common sight throughout Houston, from minimalist ranch homes to modern two-story beauties. Whether a Mid-century charmer in Memorial Bend or new construction in The Woodlands, create a striking entrance with a Pella front door that complements the style of you and your home.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • Glass front doors with Sidelights Front Doors with Glass

    Steel and glass are core elements of contemporary style, so it’s fitting to include glass with your contemporary front door. Pair front doors with a glass element—whether a window panel on the door, a sidelight on one or both sides of the door, or a transom window overhead—to bring additional light into the entryway. Sidelights framing single or double entry doors can be especially striking on more modern homes.

  • Screen and Storm Doors Screen Doors

    In warmer climates, front screen doors1 are a great option to bring the outdoors in while keeping the bugs at bay. Screen doors can aid in ventilation during milder temperatures, allowing gentle breezes and fresh air inside. Pella storm doors2 with Vivid View® screens allow 29% more light and 21% more airflow into your home than standard fiberglass screens.

  • Wooden Front Doors Wooden Front Door

    Solid wood doors are just as beautiful on contemporary homes as they are on traditional homes and for this reason are loved by homeowners of all styles. Pella offers wood front doors made from mahogany and walnut. Heat and humidity can have an impact on a solid wood front door, but Houston homeowners can still get the same look with lower maintenance by choosing a fiberglass front door with a wood-look finish.

  • Modern Front Doors Modern Front Door 

    Contemporary homes call for equally contemporary front doors. Whether made from wood, glass, steel, or any combination of the three, modern front doors are characterized by their simple design, clean lines, and minimalist hardware. Long associated with contemporary style, black windows frames and doors are trending across the country right now and can be one way to freshen up a more traditional style home.

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

2Storm doors are not offered with wood entry doors. Adding a storm door to a wood entry door would void the warranty.

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Recommended Customizations*


Sidelights, transoms, and window glass are just one way to customize your front door. Consider how hardware options and finishes can change the look as well.

Essential Collection Handle Sets – Standard Satin Nickel

Essential Collection Handle Sets – Standard Satin Nickel

Essential Collection Handle Sets – Standard Satin Nickel

Essential Collection Handle Sets – Standard Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Seattle Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets – Santa Cruz Matte Black

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Polished Nickel

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Polished Nickel

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Satin Nickel

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Satin Nickel

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Polished Chrome

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Polished Chrome

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Matte Black

Multipoint Locking System Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Seattle Matte Black

  • Rectangular Transom
  • Full Light Sidelight
  • Between-the-glass-blinds

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

Houston Climate Recommendations


The largest city in Texas, Houston is located in the southeastern portion of the state near the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. Prevailing winds from these bodies of water bring heat and moisture to the Houston area throughout much of the year. Summers are long, hot, and humid, while winters are more mild. Houston sees ample rainfall and the occasional hurricane.

Salty Air

Salty Air.

In coastal climates close to water, your windows and doors are more vulnerable to corrosion from the salt in the air. The closer your home is to the water, the more susceptible you are to the effects. Consider fiberglass to help maintain door integrity.

Extreme Storm Weather

Extreme Weather.

Areas that experience hurricanes and tropical storms may wish to consider impact glass.

low e protection

Low-E Protection.

SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon can help block a significant percentage of the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. Low-E glass helps keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer heat.

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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Frequently Asked Questions


  •   What factory-prefinished stain and paint colors are available on Pella products?
    • Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor.  Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.

      As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.

      Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.

      Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.

      Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows and doors?
    • 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?
    • SmartKey Technology is available, and comes standard, on Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.  Architect Series® sliding, French and hinged patio doors with hardware from the Rustic, Classic or Modern Collection will have SmartKey Technology.

      Learn more about Pella's hardware collections and how to use 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?
  •   How much does an entry door cost?
  •   What glass options are available on Pella entry doors?
  •   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.

      NOTES:  

      • 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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