Choosing a Front Entry Door

Choosing the right type of entry door for your home is a very important decision to make.  The entrance to your home is more than just a door to enter and exit your house, it a part of your home which gets a lot of exposure.  The entry door to your home is the place where you greet and welcome family and friends, it is the part of your home that must be strong enough to keep your family safe from unwanted intruders and also tough enough to withstand the harshness of all types of weather.  The entry door to your home makes a statement about the family living inside.  It is the first impression made to guests and helps enhance the aesthetics and curb appeal of your home.

Things to Consider When Selecting Your Entry Door 

  • Type of Material – The most important decision when choosing your door is the type of material. There are several types of materials for doors such as: wood, fiberglass or steel, and within each type there are a few differences which will affect the performance, durability and longevity of your door.
  • Size – Measuring the size of your entryway is important. Standard entry doors are 80 inches tall by 36 inches wide and approximately 2 inches thick.  Not all entry ways are standard size and some entrances are double door entryways.  If you are unsure on how to measure your entrance, don’t hesitate to contact Charlotte County Glass for help.
  • Style – The style of your exterior door can complement your home and adds to the curb appeal. There are many styles to choose from when selecting your entry door such as: solid wood doors, wood panels, glass panels or decorative glass.

Your front entry door is an investment in your home.  It can represent your family’s style and personality while adding value and curb appeal to your home.  Take your time when choosing the door for your entrance way.  Research the materials, choices and styles, and contact the professionals at Charlotte County Glass for more information.