A front entry door can not only add beauty and make your home seem refreshed and new, but it also serves as the focal point that most people notice when they first approach or drive by your home. Your door can speak volumes about your home, your life, and you. Your front door can say, “I am inviting,” “I am comfortable,” “I am loved,” “I am busy,” or even “I don’t care!” Your front door can welcome people in or cause hesitation and insecurity. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that choosing the right front door can be a daunting task. Surely, the fact that your front door is the first thing noticed is a huge factor to consider when you buy a new front door.

The next factor to consider is access. Not only does your door need to add beauty and invite people to knock, but it also has to allow easy access. Things like door knobs and design definitely matter, but you should also consider the size of your front door. If a change in size is warranted, now is the time to figure that out. You want to be sure that it will open wide enough to fit that new kitchen stove or your upgrade to a king size bed; and I am certain more than one of us has purchased a new sofa only to find there was no way to bring it into the home - without the use of a chainsaw anyway. This factor may require a crystal ball as you look into the future with your mind’s eye, but it is well worth the thought.

The third factor to consider is security. In this day and age, keeping your home safe from intruders is a necessity. You will want to consider where you live and how much of a threat forced entry is for your home. Things like door materials, lock options, door thickness, and glass options are important considerations when the safety of your family is at stake. You will definitely want to get some expert advice where this is concerned. Another aspect of the security of your door is making sure that unwanted pests can’t find a way in. Mice can slip under a door that has a gap the width of a pencil! Making sure your new door is impenetrable by man and beast is a huge concern.

Another consideration is climate. What is the weather like where you live? You want to be sure that your new front door can keep the hot air in during the colder months and the cold air in during the warmer months. Equally important, it should keep the drafts and cold winter winds from finding a place to blow through. You want to be sure that your door is energy efficient, and you want to be sure that you understand the options that are available for the model you are considering for weather stripping, insulation, and glass.

The last, and possibly the most important, of the five factors to consider when you are buying a new front door is where to go. Improper installation can cause heat loss, increase heating and cooling costs, and access for pests and possibly intruders. Poor material quality causes doors to wear out sooner and can allow gapping and easy damage.

You want to make sure that the company you choose can give you expert advice in all of these areas and more. You want to know that the company you choose is tried and true. You want to know that the company you choose has thousands of satisfied customers. And you want to know that the company you choose stands behind its products and services. You can meet all of these expectations with one stop at Window Nation and you don’t have to just take our word for it. Check us out on Angi, at the Better Business Bureau, or browse through the online reviews on our website.

Choosing Window Nation for your new purchase will ensure that you are completely satisfied with the beauty, fit, and function of your door.

When choosing to place new entry doors on your home there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. One of the biggest decisions is what type of material they should be constructed from; the two top choices for most homeowners is steel or fiberglass. The question now becomes what is best for your home? The pros at Window Nation want to provide you with some helpful information about both materials to hopefully aid you in the decision making process!

Whether you ultimately decide to choose steel or fiberglass entry doors there is no right answer; both are high quality materials that create a high quality product that you will be proud to have as part of your home. Choosing which material is right for your home is a personal decision. Listed below is some helpful information from the pros at Window Nation about both steel and fiberglass entry door systems.

Steel entry doors from Window Nation are created using 20-gauge galvanized steel, meaning it contains about 49% more steel than a consumer-grade door; creating a functional door that is beautiful and superior in its durability.

Energy Efficiency

Entry doors created from steel are extremely energy efficient thanks to their polyurethane core, and the bulb and blade door sweep which controls drafts helping to keep you home at a more consistent temperature.


Our steel entry doors have a rot-resistant wood frame and brick mold that is treated with PineGuard™. The window trim is heat resistant and is guaranteed not to warp, crack, or pull away from the door; all these features mean that our steel entry doors are made to last and will last into the future!


For any homeowner security is a top priority, and our steel entry doors come equipped with a 20 gauge security plate, Trilennium™ Multi-point hardware, Legacy™, and a rigid composite lock block. With a steel entry door in place you can sleep soundly at night knowing that your family will be kept safe.

Fiberglass doors are another great option for many homeowners. With high durability and endless glass and style options, there is a fiberglass door to fit the needs of any home.

Energy Efficiency

Fiberglass doors from Window Nation are 5 times more energy efficient than wood doors due to their polyurethane foam core. Fiberglass doors have Tru-Defense® Door Systems; this means that the seal between the door and frame increases the energy efficiency of the door in extreme temperatures and weather (wind and rain).


Just like steel entry doors, fiberglass entry doors are extremely durable and hold up very well over time. This is due in part to the rot-resistant frame which is created through the use of finger-jointed composite ends. Our fiberglass doors are heat tested to ensure that they can hold up in extreme weather and will not become prone to cracking, warping, or swelling. They are also water infiltration tested to ensure that no amount of water will make its way into your home because of an improper seal.


Fiberglass entry doors also help to add to the security of your home. The doors are equipped with a multi-point locking system created from stainless steel which helps to prevent problems with rust and corrosion.

For more information about either an ENERGY STAR rated steel or fiberglass entry door system, contact the experts at Window Nation today. We would be happy to sit down and work with you one-on-one to determine which system would be the perfect fit for your family and home!