A major part of your Annapolis-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part of your home’s curb appeal and overall style both inside and out. So when you decide to replace your entry or patio doors, picking the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your journey for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re replacing your entry door, choose a material type that fits best with the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a variety of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also fit any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for just about any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to settle on either hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are the ideal choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to look at your existing security. Are you happy with the performance of your locks and strength of your glass? A new replacement door can help increase your home security in a number of ways.
- Locks: A selection of lock options can boost the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, look for a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this option features a lock at the top and bottom. On both entry and patio-hinged doors, the locks are the top, bottom and center.
- Glass: In cases where glass makes up most of the door, the glass plays a significant role in protecting your family and your home from harsh weather as well as intruders. When planning your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your selected model. One of the strongest materials on the market is laminated glass, which is created by including a polymer layer between two sheets of glass. This inner layer holds the glass together even if it’s shattered.
Additional security features – Home automation is becoming the trend, and that includes safety components for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Annapolis is ready to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our vast selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Contact your Annapolis showroom to get started.