CHOOSING A NEW FRONT DOOR

 

Unlike interior doors, Entryway doors need to be sturdy and durable to withstand varying (and extreme) weather conditions and provide security, yet also be welcoming with excellent curbside appeal.

Many older doors are made of wood or wood veneer, which crack, warp, peel or separate after years of exposure to wind, rain and scorching heat. Even older or lesser quality steel doors can be known to peel on the surface.

The problem most people have when replacing their Entryway is they are unaware of the extent of what is available! Contacting a Window & Door professional will give you insight on a style of door to suit your year-round weather conditions, while keeping your home front attractive and friendly.

 

 

 

Doors are no longer the cookie-cutter entrances they used to be. Today you can find literally hundreds of designs of different styles, mouldings, and even heights or widths. Modern Fiberglass doors have even been created that have the esthetic of wood but cost less while providing far greater security and durability!

While researching different doors, consider not only how they will look from the outside of your home but from the inside as well. A monochrome steel door may present a clean look from the curb, but half of that door is still seen from the interior of your house. Does it go with the décor and feel of your home? Strongly consider these factors before making your final purchase.

What Colour do you want your Door? The colour of your front door isn’t as much about your favourite colour as it is the style of your home. Traditional homes often have front doors with a deep colour such as green, navy blue, dark red, or black, while contemporary and local period homes may have bold or bright, natural colours.

Deep and light colours are more eye-catching than medium shades, but subtle shades (including taupe, tan, cream, and whites) can make a classy, yet still strong, impact as well.

Earth tones and blacks can be used if your home’s exterior is a dark colour. However, if it’s too close in colour to your siding, it will likely look bland. The bottom line is don’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to colour! - It's your home and you'll have a quality door for a lifetime.

If you're considering a new Entryway door this season, give us a call. We'd love to help you!
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