Choosing the Right Entry Door for Your Home

One of the first things that your guests will see is your entry door. It will make a statement—whether you want to keep it simple or if you want them to know that they’re entering a palace—your entry doors can leave a lasting impression on visitors and passers-by alike. However, because your doors are constantly exposed to the harsh elements, it may eventually require replacement. When looking for a new entry door, here are a few tips that can help you choose the right door type.

Establish a Budget

Budget is an important factor when choosing replacement doors in Wichita. When looking at the upfront costs, you should also consider the long-term benefits (energy-efficiency and performance) of the door that you will choose as well as how long it’s expected to last and whether it can withstand the Kansas climate. Additional costs such as accessories, hardware, or staining and painting requirements should also be considered.

Pick the Right Type of Material

Your door’s durability and appeal depends on the material that door is made from. Certain materials can also be more expensive. Here are two types of materials that are commonly used for doors.

  1. More durable than wood, this will not crack or warp and is budget-friendly. Most steel doors have a limited number of designs, although they can be painted to match your homes’ décor. Steel doors are your best option for security and durability, for example, ProVia’s Legacy Steel exterior doors are made of 20-gauge steel to provide unmatched security.
  2. If you want your door to have that natural-wood look but at a lower cost, choose fiberglass material. It is highly customizable and can be made to look like wood; for example, ProVia’s Signet fiberglass entry doors are available in mahogany, oak, and cherry woodgrain styles, and in several colors. Fiberglass doors are also durable, maintenance-free, and affordable.

Measure Your Entryway

The size of your door depends on the kind of home that you have. Some homes may require larger or taller doors while some may need wider or thicker doors, or possibly even double doors. It’s best that you first determine the size of your home’s entryway along with any other decorative elements before choosing your door. All States Home Improvement can help make sure you get the right door with the right measurements; we’ll also ensure that it’s installed properly.

Choose a Complementary Style

Your home has its own unique style compared with the other houses in your neighborhood. Pick the right door style that will complement or enhance your home’s theme. This also adds curb appeal and value to your property.

Get Quality Installation and Materials

Making sure that you have the right materials, style, and proper installation are factors in having doors in Wichita, KS that will bring comfort, security, curb appeal, and energy efficiency to your home. In addition, for your peace of mind, our entry door installations are backed up by guarantees from Wincore® and ProVia, which means that our installation teams are well-versed about the latest on construction materials and methods, and that these manufacturers trust us to install their products.

For your entry door replacement needs, contact All States Home Improvement. We are a family-owned business that has been providing quality home improvement services in several Wichita areas. If you need home improvement services in Wichita, call us at (316) 444-1220.