Factors to Consider When Choosing a Front DoorA 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. Beauty and Focal Point 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. Access and Size 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. Security and Safety 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. Climate and Energy Efficiency 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.
Choosing the Right CompanyYou 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.