Finding the right front door for your home is not simply a matter of choosing one from a selection in a catalog or online and either hanging it yourself or arranging for a contractor to do the work for you. The front door to your home is an important part of its curb appeal and it sets the tone for welcoming guests to your home. It’s important that it be a good fit for your home’s design as well as have the right features for proper placement.

Consider Your Home’s Architecture

When you start looking at doors for your home, consider its architectural style when making your selection. You wouldn’t want to put a modern-looking door on a home that has a style that makes it recognizable as having been built in the 1920s or 30s’. The styles would clash.

If you have distinctive glass patterns in your windows, consider how you can match (or at least coordinate them) with the glass pattern in your front door. There are many options to choose from, and you will be able to find something that looks attractive and fits in well with your existing windows.

There are other ways to dress up your front door other than choosing a glass insert. You can also look at different door patterns ranging from relatively plain to very detailed. Just make sure that the one you choose fits the overall design of your home.

Look at Door Placement When Making Your Choice

You will also want to consider the direction the door will be facing when making your decision. Will it be getting direct sunlight in the morning or afternoon? How long will it be exposed to this level of bright light? You’ll want to make sure that you choose one that has a finish that is durable enough to stand up well to sun and rain for several years.

You will also want to ensure that your choice is well insulated to avoid heat loss during the winter and cool air in the summer. The Jeld-Wen brand of exterior doors are beautiful as well as energy-efficient. To find out more, contact us or visit out showroom anytime.