Factors to consider when buying a front door

Knock, knock! It’s time to buy a new front door for your home! There are a variety of exterior door styles out there to choose from, so when it comes to picking a new front door, you might feel overwhelmed with the options. A new front door is a good investment for any homeowner. It adds curb appeal but it also creates an energy efficient barrier that keeps warm air in and cold air out. Our outstanding team at Lifetime Windows & Doors is here to help give you some tips and important factors to consider when buying a front door.

#1: Your budget.
Home maintenance, home repairs, and home remodeling costs money. We understand that your budget is important and will help you narrow down the search for the perfect door so you can stay within budget. The first step for homeowners to take is to know exactly what that budget is, then let us know so we can help find something that will meet all of your needs without going over the price you can afford. The next step is determining which features you need. This will help you determine how much you should spend, too. For instance, doors that are extremely energy efficient may cost a bit more upfront, but they will save you money in the long term on utility bills. This means you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the years – sounds great, right?

#2: The size.
Many times homeowners aren’t sure if a standard or customized door is required for their home. This is where we can help! Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors will come out and measure your door and let you know what options you have. Most of the time, homes have a standard door size, but other homes may need one that is larger, taller, or more decorative. All of these things need to be taken into consideration. We’re happy to help with all of the details.

#3: Material and style.
Materials are key when it comes to choosing a new door. Most doors are made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Fiberglass doors are one of the most popular doors out there because they are known to be very energy efficient and come in a variety of colors and styles. Steel doors are affordable and are one of the most durable doors you can buy. Wood doors are generally a bit higher in price because they are often unique and customizable.

No matter what style or size you prefer, we have doors that can fit into any classic, traditional, or modern look and most importantly, we take note of your budget so you can find a door that you love in your price range! We serve customers all around the Portland metro area, as well as customers in Bend and Central Oregon. And soon, we’re opening our third location in Vancouver to serve customers around Southwest Washington. If you are ready to make the leap to install beautiful new doors for the new year, contact us today for a free, no pressure quote!