A critical part of your South Portland-area home, doors are used every day and can be a key aspect of your home’s curb appeal and overall look both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, selecting the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your shopping for a replacement door, here are some key factors 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 variety of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the answer. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for almost any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to settle on either hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer beautiful style and the widest possible opening. For patios that don’t have a lot of space, sliding patio doors are your best bet to fit your needs while still providing an excellent look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you begin the door replacement process, take a moment to look at your current security. Are you content 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 more 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 situations where glass makes up most of the door, the glass plays a large role in safeguarding your family and your home from harsh weather as well as intruders. When discussing your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your selected model. One of the strongest materials out there 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 becoming the 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 easily see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of South Portland is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with an experienced Pella representative who can walk you through our wide selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Get in touch with your South Portland showroom to learn more.