A major part of your Danville-area home, doors are used every day and can be a key aspect of your home’s curb appeal and overall appearance both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, choosing the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key options to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re planning to replace your entry door, choose a material type that is right for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a number of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for just about any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to decide whether you prefer hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer beautiful style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are a great choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you begin the door replacement process, take a moment to consider the security you have in place. Are you satisfied 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 variety of lock options can strengthen the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, choose a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this system 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 the majority of the door, the glass plays a significant role in protecting your family and your home from strong storms as well as intruders. When considering your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your desired model. One of the strongest materials available 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 a growing 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 Danville is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Contact your Danville showroom for more information.