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What’s the Best Type of Front Entry Door for Your Home?

Large wooden front entry door with transom windows on the side and across the top

When it comes to choosing the perfect front entry door for your home, the material and style you select can make a world of difference. Your front door servea as the first impression for your visitors and plays a crucial role in safety, security, and the overall appearance of your home.



Choose the Right Material for Your Front Door

Selecting the right material for your front door is an important decision. Top options to consider include:

  • Steel doors: Known for their strength and security, steel doors are a durable choice. They provide exceptional resistance to break-ins and adverse weather conditions. Look for ENERGY STAR®-certified steel doors to enhance energy efficiency. This means they meet stringent energy performance standards, helping you reduce your energy bills while maintaining a comfortable indoor space.
  • Fiberglass doors: Fiberglass doors offer the best of both worlds. They can mimic the look of wood while providing outstanding insulation properties. This makes them a versatile option for homeowners who want the elegance of wood but without the associated maintenance and vulnerabilities. Like steel doors, you can find fiberglass doors that meet ENERGY STAR requirements, ensuring your home remains energy-efficient.

Determine the Style That Best Suits Your Home

The style of your front door can greatly impact your home’s curb appeal. Here are some popular styles to consider:

  • Craftsman style: Known for its clean lines and simple elegance, the Craftsman style is a timeless choice that blends well with various architectural designs. It often features square or rectangular panels and may include glass inserts to add character.
  • Traditional style: If you’re aiming for a classic and timeless look, traditional-style doors are your best bet. They offer warmth and familiarity, making them a welcoming choice. These doors usually feature raised panels and straightforward designs.
  • Ornate with glass: For homeowners looking to make a bold and elegant statement, ornate doors with glass inserts are the way to go. These often feature intricate patterns, decorative glass, or wrought iron details that can transform your entryway into a work of art.
  • Contemporary style: If your home has a modern and minimalist design, a contemporary-style front door can be the finishing touch that ties it all together. These doors are sleek and often feature geometric shapes and minimal embellishments.
  • Farmhouse style: For a more rustic, cozy look that complements farm-style homes, consider a farmhouse-style front door. These doors typically have a traditional, welcoming charm.

Cost of a New Entry Door

The cost of a new entry door can vary based on factors such as material, style, and additional features.

Keep in mind that while there’s an upfront cost to consider, investing in a quality door can lead to long-term savings. A high-quality door can improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs over time.



Schedule a Free No-Obligation Consultation

When you’re ready to make a decision, consider scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation with Potomac View Energy. We offer top-quality products, unmatched warranties, and coupons for added savings.

Call 410-795-3110 today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.

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