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Philadelphia Front Doors

Solid Wood Doors for Traditional and Historic Homes

Philadelphia is a city with historic roots. From the beautiful Victorians in Manayunk to the colonial row houses in Rittenhouse square, the City of Brotherly Love has many homes of historical significance. When replacing front doors on homes in historic neighborhoods, consider options that match the style of your home to help maintain the architectural integrity.

Front doors work hard welcoming family and friends and keeping out inclement weather. Front entry doors also serve as a focal point and statement of style on the front of your home. Whether you choose a solid wood or fiberglass replacement door, with the variety of styles, finishes, materials, and colors available from Pella the possibilities are practically endless.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


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

    Front doors with decorative glass elements are a hallmark of Victorian style. Replacement front doors with intricately designed statement glass can add a level of authenticity to a historic Victorian-style home. Transom windows—a window above the front door—are commonly seen on center-hall colonials as they bring natural light into the entry hall. Transoms and sidelights are quite beneficial for older, traditional homes with solid doors and homes with narrower lots, like many of Philadelphia’s row homes, as they provide additional light.

  • colonial style home Colonial

    Raised panel doors were frequently seen on early American homes. So much so that four- and six-panel entry doors became nearly ubiquitous with Colonial-style homes. To this day, six-panel doors remain one of the most common entry door styles. Unlike the early Colonists though, today you have the option of getting the same raised panel look from fiberglass doors.

  • Wooden Front Doors Wooden Front Door

    Solid wood entry doors were popular on early American homes and remain a popular choice among homeowners of all home styles today. Pella solid wood front doors made from mahogany and rustic walnut are built-to-order in standard and custom sizes. Fiberglass doors with a wood-grain finish are a low-maintenance option for homeowners who enjoy the aesthetic appeal of real wood.

  • contemporary front door Storm Door1

    In regions where inclement weather occurs, a storm door can help protect your front door and provide an additional barrier against rain, wind, snow, and intense sunshine. Frequently, storm doors are made from aluminum frames that feature interchangeable glass or screen2 panels that allow for added ventilation during mild weather.   

1 Storm 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*


Give your new entry door the finishing touch with hardware selections that match the style and tone of your home. For more traditional homes, like many of the colonial, Victorian, and Cape Cod-style homes around Philadelphia, consider timeless finishes like bright or antique brass. Try trendy matte black for a more contemporary approach.

Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Multipoint Locking System

Transoms, Sidelights, and Grilles

  • Arch Head Tansom
  • 1/2 Circle Transom
  • Elliptical 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.

Philadelphia Climate Recommendations


Summers in Philadelphia are hot and muggy while winters can be cold and unpredictable. Precipitation is expected year-round, and the snow, rain, heat, and humidity can all take a toll on your front door. Materials and finishes that hold up against the elements can help protect your front door while energy-efficient glass can help maintain comfortable temperatures inside.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer by helping to reduce the loss of climate controlled air from your home. Doors with Low-E insulating glass can help keep your home insulated.

fiberglass windows or doors

Fiberglass Entry Doors

For good insulation with lower maintenance requirements than other materials.

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 help 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 & Doors of Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia


See how homeowners around Philadelphia are updating their homes with new or replacement entry doors.

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