If the exterior of your home needs a refresh, replace your front door for enhanced curb appeal. A new exterior door will welcome in the world, show off your personal style, and can help you save on your energy bill.
Entry Doors Yield High Returns
It’s true that the look of the exterior of your home can add to its value. According to the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs Value Report, entry door replacement can yield a return of up to 95.4% for the Pacific coast. That’s a tremendous value add that can pay dividends should you decide to sell.
There are three major decisions to make regarding your new door: material, style, and finish. The material you choose will align to the performance of the door. We are going to look at fiberglass and wood, both of which have attributes that make them sought-after entry door materials.
Fiberglass doors perform very well in northern California because they don’t react to moisture or temperature changes! They won’t bow or warp in reaction to the weather. Fiberglass doors are also energy-efficient and can be finished with a woodgrain look or a painted wood look.
Wood doors are traditional and can be crafted from hardwoods or softwoods. Rich and warm, wood entry doors are very inviting. Wood can be stained or painted. They also have an insulating core.
Each material is highly versatile when it comes to style. There are contemporary options with clean lines or traditional selections that are more embellished.
There are lots of ways to customize your new front door beyond the finishes. One of the most common ways is to add decorative glass. You could add a smaller inlay of glass at the top or center. Glass can also be the full top third of the door for more natural light. You can also add matching sidelites on one or both sides.
For a very distinct look, you can add metal accents. Metal accents available for doors include unique things like clavos, speakeasies, straps, grilles, and hardware. These accents can make your door have a more modern, rustic, or Mediterranean vibe. Whether iron or bronze, these features will immediately make your entry door stand out from the rest.
Replace Your Front Door Today – Call the Experts at The Window and Door Shop
The Window and Door Shop offers a wide selection of entry doors for your northern California home. We carry numerous quality brands, such as JELD-WEN, including their high-end fiberglass series Aurora, Therma-Tru doors, Masonite, Rogue Valley, and Simpson doors.
We’ll help you decide what entry door material, finish, and style is right for you. Contact us for a free estimate today.