How to Choose an Entry Door for Your Home

Apr 14, 2020

How to Choose an Entry Door for Your HomeIf you’re like many homeowners, you probably haven’t shopped for an exterior entry door in a long time—maybe ever. If you’re in the market for a new front door, your thoughts may be gravitating toward the aesthetic aspects of choosing one that will occupy a conspicuous place in your home’s façade. Naturally, you want a beautiful door that will add curb appeal. However, with advancements in door materials and construction in recent years, there are many additional factors to keep in mind when selecting an entry door for your home. Here are only a few of them:

Durability

Wooden doors have long been the standard for front entranceways, and there are still plenty of wood doors on the market. However, front doors crafted from sturdy steel or fiberglass offer superior performance in just about every way you can think of. Unlike traditional wooden doors, they won’t swell and shrink as the temperatures change, so they won’t stick and become difficult to open and close as the years go by. This is one of the reasons that these wood alternatives are ideal for entry doors in the variable climate of the Kansas City metro area.

Energy Efficiency

Many people don’t think about the role that doors play in home energy conservation. However, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends that homeowners who are replacing their exterior doors invest in ENERGY STAR® certified doors with innovations that can help cut heating and cooling costs. ProVia® is an award-winning manufacturer of energy-efficient entry doors and recently added the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award to its long list of honors. The outstanding doors from this manufacturer are available in either fiberglass or steel from Johnson County Siding & Window Co. for installation at homes throughout the Kansas City metro area.

Aesthetic Appeal

Fortunately, if you’re planning to replace your front door, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty and style to get better performance. ProVia® offers some of the most beautiful doors on the market, including doors crafted from ultra-durable fiberglass that realistically mimic the rich textures of wood. ProVia® is also at the forefront of exterior remodeling trends with its line of bold and luxurious colors for front doors. The exterior home design experts at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. will be happy to discuss the specifics of your home’s architectural style and help you choose the best front door to make your house the showplace of the neighborhood.

There’s so much more we can tell you about the benefits of turning to Johnson County Siding & Window Co. for assistance in choosing an entry door that you’ll be delighted with for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at your home in the Kansas City metro area.

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