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How to Pick the Right Entryway Door for Your Home

Posted on December 11, 2020 in Pella Windows & Doors of Nashville

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Choosing the right door for your entryway is a very important decision. Your entryway is one of the main focal points of your home. Entry doors dictate how welcoming your home appears to be in addition to providing the architecture theme of your home.  Common door sizes and variations may also dictate how much space you have such as double entry doors, or single-entry door openings. Door sizes and space are important details to consider when choosing your new door from Pella of Nashville.  

What are the Exterior Entryway Door Sizes from Pella of Nashville?  

Homes come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Standard sizes vary and certain sizes may be more popular among homeowners. Typically, 36-inches wide by 80 inches tall and 2-inches thick is the most common door size in the United States. i 

As with home size variances, door sizes vary as well. The door maybe 30 inches wide by 96 inches tall and materials can dictate the door’s girth.  

Front entryway door size may also be dictated by what kind of door configuration you desire. Such as, do you want a single or double-door configuration? Do you want sidelights or transoms?  

Pella of Nashville has a wide variety of doors in standard and custom sizes for any need or want.  

Additional Things to Consider When Choosing Your Front Entryway Door Size: 

What are your chosen materials for your door? 
What kind of Hardware would you like on your door? 
What kind of door locking system would benefit you most?  
Anything extra on your door that you desire such as sidelights, transoms, etcetera? 

Choosing A Door Frame Size 

The Standard size door is just a start. Next, it is time to decide to choose the size of the door frame. The frame is installed into the rough opening and extends beyond the door panel. The exact measurements of the door frame should be discussed in detail with your Pella of Nashville sales representative as the dimensions will depend on the installation method and the depth of your door frame.  

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Size of Your Entryway Door 

  • If replacing an existing door, do you want your door to be larger or smaller?  
  • What type of curb appeal do you desire?  
  • What is the size of your foyer? 
  • If you have stairs near your front door, is there adequate space between the front door and the bottom stair? 

Other Factors to Consider:

  • What is the style of your home? Will it look compatible? 
  • Is it within your budget?  
  • Does it have visual interest and creates a better curb appeal? 

Call Pella of Nashville today at 615-348-8786 to set up an appointment with one of our sales professionals to obtain the entryway door of your dreams. 

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