Your front door matters

Your front door matters

Make the right first impression with a front door that isn’t just purposeful, but also stands out and showcases the attention to detail your home receives. While many people overlook front doors, opting for something standard, building experts understand the importance of an entry door that has the right appeal to accent the home’s design.

As the first element your guests see, front doors need to have the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. Quality doors will be well designed, fit properly, operate smoothly and have a quality finish.

With many material choices available including solid wood, fiberglass, metal and iron, you’ll be able to select a style that compliments the aesthetic of the home. Wood doors are available in many species including domestic hardwoods like oak, pine, cherry and mahogany. Although a fresh coat of paint or polyurethane is required every couple of years, these doors can be designed and customized to your specifications. Manufactured doors are also available that offer beautiful finishes as well. Fiberglass doors withstand the elements and are available in many styles and wood textures that mimic the look of real wood.

Also keep in mind the home’s design elements and material used in its construction to choose a door that won’t take away from the overall look, but will also be suitable for where it will be hung. For example, if the home doesn’t have an overhang covering the entryway, a wood door isn’t a viable option due to its exposure to the elements. It won’t be covered under the warranty and it will not hold up well. For this particular application, a fiberglass door is a better option.

If you’re not in the process of building or remodeling, but still want to freshen up your home and add curb appeal, consider replacing the front door. This small change can have a large impact on any entry way, creating a more welcoming environment for guests.

With countless styles, material and colors to choose from, take the time to develop the vision for your entry way. High-end building material companies, like The Detering Company, can help you navigate the available options. Plus, with great Detering Deals, you can find high-quality products for a steal!