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New England Front Entry Doors

Replacement Front Entry Doors Add Charm to New England Homes

It’s not difficult to find a charming home in New England. The homes in central and southeastern New Hampshire and southwest Maine are brimming with history and curb appeal. From Victorian farmhouses in Plymouth and classic Colonials in Manchester to the Cottage-style homes found along the seacoast from Hampton to Portland, homes in this region are rich in charm.

A stylish entrance can have a huge impact on a home’s overall appearance. Front doors serve not only as the entry to your home, but they also speak to the history of your home and your personal preferences.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • Entry door with sidelights Front Door with Sidelights

    Sidelights, narrow window panels on one or both sides of a front door, draw natural light indoors and present homeowners with another opportunity to customize their entries. Sidelights are versatile additions to front entry door systems and can be found on many different styles of homes, from a 1/4 light sidelight on one side of a Craftsman front door to full-length sidelights flanking a traditional four-panel Colonial door.

  • Victorian homes Victorian Front Doors

    Asymmetrical design and artful details are prominent characteristics of Victorian-era homes, like many of those found in Portsmouth. When designing a front entry door for your Queen Anne-style home, consider how a front door with a single sidelight or a fiberglass front door with decorative glass would enhance the style.

  • Fiberglass Entry Doors Fiberglass Entry Doors 

    Wood entry doors have timeless appeal and are common sights on traditional-style homes, yet many New England homeowners prefer the low-maintenance and energy-efficient qualities found in fiberglass entry doors. Easy-care Pella fiberglass front doors are available in a wide range of stains and finish colors, including a wood-look finish, that requires no additional painting or restaining.

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Recommended Customizations1


Customize a new or replacement entry door to suit your unique style. Consider a New England grille pattern or antique brass hardware to enhance a Cottage-style home or decorative glass and sidelights for a look fitting a Victorian home.

Hardware

  • Multipoint Locking System Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Del Mar Bright Brass
  • Multipoint Locking System Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Del Mar Antique Brass
  • Multipoint Locking System Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Del Mar Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Multipoint Locking System Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Del MarMatte Black
  • Multipoint Locking System Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Del Mar Satin Nickel
  • Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets — Chesapeake Bright Brass
  • Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets — Chesapeake Antique Brass
  • Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets — Chesapeake Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve Handle Sets — Chesapeake Satin Nickel
  • Essential Collection Handle Sets – Bright Brass
  • Essential Collection Handle Sets – Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Essential Collection Handle Sets – Satin Nickel

Transoms, Sidelights, and Grilles

  • Full Light Sidelight
  • ¾ Light Sidelight
  • ½ Light Sidelight
  • ¼ Light Sidelight
  • Decorative Glass

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

New England Climate Recommendations


As part of the humid continental climate zone, New Hampshire and Maine both experience cold winters, warm summers and moderate fall and spring months. Precipitation is high year-round, which brings ample wintertime snowfall and rain during warmer months. Keep your New England home protected from the elements with insulating glass and durable front door materials. 

Winter Weather

Winter Weather

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Protect your door from the elements with a storm door from Pella.2

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 may help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and helping keep the heat in.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass Doors

For good insulation and protection from drafts and leaks, choose fiberglass entry doors.

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 New England 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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Entry Door Projects with Pella Front Doors


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