Your front door is the first thing someone sees when they approach your home. It can give an excellent or poor impression, an impression that may not be easy to reverse. A lovely front door can add beauty and style to your home, tying together the front yard with the house. If you think about it, your front door can say a lot about you. A professional door installer can help you select the perfect door for your home.
New Door: Factors to Consider
Since your front door is the first thing a visitor sees, think about the statement it makes when people approach it. Your front door could be welcoming to newcomers, or it can be foreboding and repellant. Select a door that balances size, color, and style to enhance your entryway.
Another factor to consider is access. Of course, the door must be physically appealing to you, but you also must consider its size. Is the current size of your front door adequate, or do you want to go bigger or smaller? Do you have any plans for oversized furniture or appliances in the house? The door will need to be wide enough to accommodate any new additions you may be planning.
Select a color that complements the house but doesn’t overpower it. It can be a contrasting color or a bright color that pops with the flowers in your front landscaping. An oversized rustic dark wood door will work great on one house but not another. Take time. Pick the right color.
The architectural style of the door should match the style of the house. Contrasting architectural details can be confusing for observers. The impression will be that something is off even if the observer can pinpoint the reason. If you are unsure, have a professional door installer recommend a door.
Other Factors to Consider
Make sure the new door is secure enough for your comfort. It’s essential to keep your home safe from any unwelcome visitors. Certain areas are more prone to forced entry. Factors to consider: the door’s thickness, the construction material, lock options, and how much glass is in the door or side panels. Make sure the door is tight-fitting as well. Even a tiny gap can let in unwanted pests.
You may want to think about climate and energy efficiency. Your door should be able to keep hot air out in the summer and cold air out in the winter. It shouldn’t be drafty. Consider options for weather stripping and insulation. A door with gaps is letting money blow right outside.
Professional Door Installers
A factor some people don’t think about is the retailer from whom you purchase the door. If a door is installed improperly, it can cause decreased efficiency, excessive heating, and cooling costs, plus the risk of making it easier for pests and intruders to enter. Make sure the company has sound installation and warranty options. Look at reviews online to find the best options.
Windows By Toll
Are you looking for a new front door? The experts at Windows By Toll can help you select a door and then send their experienced door installers to complete the installation. Give us a call today at 203-580-9945 and see what we can do for you.