There are a variety of exterior door styles out there to choose from, so when it comes to choosing your front entry door, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Which one fits your home style? Which one matches your design preference, and does it fit into your budget? The right front door will add value and curb appeal to your home and is a very worthwhile investment for homeowners to make. There are a lot of different choices – colors, materials, safety, and design are all factors to consider. With the help of our specialists at Lifetime Windows & Doors, here are some simple tips that will help you choose the perfect door for your home.
- Set your budget.
When it comes to home projects, the first step is to set a budget. Know what you can spend and that will help you narrow the search down for the right door. Determine which features you want in a door and that will also help define how much you should spend. For example, energy-efficient doors may cost a bit more at first, but over time, they will save you money on your utility bills. If you want a door that requires no maintenance, you’ll need to plan to pay a little more for a door made of durable material. This will save you money on costly maintenance down the road.
- Know what size you need.
Take a close look at your entryway. Homes vary in entryway size, but there are standard sizes that will work for many homes. Depending on your home, you may need to get a door that is larger or taller and if you’re looking for a door that has other decorative elements, you’ll need to take that into consideration as well. Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors for help if you’re not sure what size door you need. We’re glad to help you measure it and provide some options that will fit the space and your budget.
- Determine what material want.
Materials are important! The door’s material will likely determine what the price will be and there are several options you’ll need to consider. Most doors are made of steel, fiberglass, or wood. Wood doors are beautiful can give homes a unique, classic look. There are several different wood types to choose from but keep in mind, that these are often more expensive than doors made of other material. Steel doors are affordable, very durable, and aren’t prone to crack. Fiberglass doors are very popular because they are made to look like stained wood, come in a variety of colors and styles, and are very energy efficient.
- Select the style you like.
When it comes to style, figure out if you want a classic, traditional, or modern look. There are a variety of more artistic, unique options out there, but every house and homeowner is different, so pick a door that not only suits your style, but your home. Picking a modern door necessarily won’t fit in with an older, classic home, so keep in mind your home’s age and overall look as well. You can also put on modern finishes and hardware to a more traditional exterior door.
We offer a variety of quality door options for you to fit your style and budget for customers across the Portland area. Our new location also serves customers in Bend and Central Oregon! Choosing exterior door styles that are well made and are installed by an experienced professional team is crucial! It means that you won’t need to replace the door again down the road. Contact us today for a free, no pressure quote on doors for your home!