An important part of your Hunt Valley-area home, doors are used every day and can be a main feature 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 aspects to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re replacing 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 décor, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, stand up against harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to decide between hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are your best bet to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you go through the door replacement process, take a moment to consider your existing security. Are you happy 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 number of lock options can boost the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, go with 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 big role in protecting your family and your home from bad 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 desired 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 a developing trend, and that includes safety aspects for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can simply see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Hunt Valley is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you pick out the best door for your home. Contact your Hunt Valley showroom to get started.