New entry doors can help improve your home’s appearance, protection against the elements and energy efficiency. When getting a new entry door, you should make sure that it meshes with the rest of your home.

Here are important questions you should ask before getting a new entry door.

What Kind of Door Should I Pick?

Doors aren’t something that you just replace every few years. You’d want to choose one that can last for decades. However, that can be difficult with all the options available today. When choosing a door, you must consider three things; style, energy efficiency and security. Exterior doors come in a wide range of styles to complement every home. By investing in energy-efficient doors, you can prevent conditioned or heated air from escaping your home, resulting in lower utility costs.

What Material Should I Choose?

Make a good first impression on your guests with an appealing front door. You have various options when it comes to door materials. However, the three most popular ones are wood, fiberglass and steel. Wood can make your home warm and inviting. Steel doors are known for their strength and durability. They can be painted in colors that blend well with your exterior. Moreover, fiberglass doors aren’t just appealing and durable, but they are also cost-effective and energy-efficient. They have the look of natural wood, but at a lower cost.

Will the Door Swing Inward or Outward?

Most exterior doors swing inward for added security. Homeowners are also used to doors that swing toward the inside. However, you must consider your climate when deciding whether your front door should swing inward or outward. For instance, in areas that are prone to hurricanes and storms, outward-swinging doors are less likely to be blown in by heavy winds.

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