Sometimes, the simplest and most cost effective remodeling projects can change the way your home looks and presents itself. Changing and upgrading your doors is a perfect example of adding color, quality, and security to your home.

From entry doors to patio doors, we move through our living spaces and we visually gauge the quality and value of homes through doors. Changing a door isn’t just an aesthetic upgrade, it can lead to increases in home value, energy efficiency enhancement, and safety and security improvement.

Fiberglass Doors vs. Steel Doors

Fiberglass Doors

Strengths and Weaknesses of fiberglass doors.

Steel Doors

Strength and weaknesses of steel doors

Entry Doors

A front entry door adds value to a home. Consumers believe an attractive front entrance not only adds to a home’s curb appeal, but can also boost its perceived market value.

A front entry door can also be a reflection of your personal tastes and a preview of what’s to come when entering a home. There are a myriad of color options, glass packages, sizes and shapes to fit your personal style choices. The best thing you can do is sit down with quality door representative and begin planning.

At a time when homeowners are looking to get the most out of every dollar they spend on their home, installing an attractive new front entryway is a cost-effective investment that can have a big impact.

Patio Doors

Today’s homeowners are trying to blend interior and outdoor living spaces through the use of patio doors. A patio door can have multiple sizes and shapes as well as a variety of glass packages to help with energy efficiency and security concerns.

A patio space is a place of recreation and relaxation. Often times, these spaces are connected to kitchens and living rooms. Families can see their patio spaces and it is important to have easy access and viewing capability for safety reasons.

Glass and Security

Glass can affect energy efficiency more than any other part of a window or patio door—and not all glass performs the same. Some types of glass do a better job at insulating your home. Others provide greater clarity. You can even choose glass to filter out specific kinds of light. Find a remodeler that offers one of the industry’s widest arrays of glass options, so you’re sure to find the right choice for your climate and your home.

A word of advice…if you’re buying a door with glass near the doorknob or with glass sidelights, consider a double-cylinder dead-bolt lock. You need a key to open this type of lock whether you’re inside or outside, so a burglar can’t simply break the glass and reach in to open the door.