Whether you’re building a new home or improving your current one, a lot of consideration needs to be put into your entry doors. After all, the entry door is the first thing that draws the people’s attention from the curb. With the sheer number of options when it comes to entry doors, it only makes sense to ask a lot of questions before you commit to one.
In today’s post, entry door and siding contractor Custom Installations shares the questions you should ask before you get a new entry door.
What Type of Entry Door Should I Get?
There are many types of entry doors to choose from. Traditional solid wood doors, metal doors and fiberglass doors are just some of what the market has to offer. Don’t look at any particular type just yet: instead, consider its energy efficiency, security, and style options.
The right kind of entry door can help keep your heating and cooling bills down. You need a door that can provide security because that is the reason why houses have entry doors in the first place. And lastly, style: how can your new entry door improve upon your home’s looks? Should you get an entry door that complements your existing metal roofing?
Which Material Should I Choose?
You have to take the time in weighing your options when it comes to material selection, because, ultimately, it will affect both the cost and maintenance requirements. One of the greatest advantages of today’s entry doors is that you don’t have to be tied to certain material if you want the features of another. For example, if you want the security provided by metal doors but also want the rustic look of wooden doors, you can choose a metal door with exterior wood cladding.
What Direction Should the Door Swing To?
Most people wouldn’t bother to ask about swing direction: of course, it should swing inwards. But your home may require otherwise depending on factors such as the local weather patterns. A door that swings outward provides more resistance against wind, which makes it ideal for areas that are often hit with hurricanes. While these questions do not cover the breadth of what you should look for in entry doors, they should nevertheless set you on the right path to finding the right ones for your home.
Custom Installations is your leading provider of entry door installation and roofing services. Give us a call at (847) 558-1967. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Northbrook, IL, and surrounding communities.