4 Expert Tips on Choosing a New Front Door

If you’re in the market for a new front door, choose one that not only adds to your home’s curb appeal (therefore increasing its value) but also boosts its performance. A front door is more than just a point of entry; it is a great way to make an impact without the cost of an extensive renovation. According to Therma Tru’s “National Home Value Study”, by just replacing your front door you can roughly increase the value of your property by $18,750. That alone is a great reason to upgrade!

Tips on Choosing a New Front Door

Below are 4 expert tips on choosing the best front door for your home. All the photos shown in this post come from our team of experts and their beautiful installations. 

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new custom front door

 

1. CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET

Like every upgrade project, a front door replacement requires proper planning. While quality products often command higher costs, they can be worthy investments because of the long service life and weather protection they offer. Do your research on different brands to ensure you’re choosing quality materials.

We provide a range of quality yet cost-effective ProVia®, ThermaTru®, and Albany doors that are available in many colors and finishes. Our Design and Energy experts will gladly walk you through the many options we offer and help you find the best door within your budget.

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Front door installation from NEXT Door & Window

Front Door Installation from NEXT Door & Window

 

 

2. IDENTIFY THE MATERIAL YOU NEED

The most common materials for doors are steel, fiberglass, and wood. They can all protect your home effectively, but each one provides distinct advantages. For instance, while fiberglass is more stylish, steel is evidently more durable. Choose the one that will fit your home’s architecture, personal style, and budget.

Also, consider the things you can add to a front door to make it fit your needs best. Maybe you’d like more natural sunlight flowing in? Add sidelights or decorative glass to your new door. Are storms a constant concern? Include a protective storm door to your upgrade. Whatever the need or concern, we’ll help you find the perfect door for you. 

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front door installation from NEXT Door & Window in Illinois

front door installation in Illinois

 

 

3. CHOOSE YOUR UNIQUE STYLE

When choosing a style, it’s best to consult local experts, such as NEXT Door & Window. Our doors come in a variety of styles. Whether you want oval, arched, or round decorative glass, you’ll benefit from a new entry door that exudes charm.

All of our doors come with customizable features such as screen options, hardware choices, decorative glass offerings, and different stain colors to ensure seamless integration with existing decor.

We can provide you with the best options that will complement the design of your home, boosting its curb appeal. Plus, our Design and Energy experts can also help you visualize this final door look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before committing to a door.

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energy efficient doors from NEXT Door & Window

Energy efficient door installation

 

4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY EQUALS LOWER BILLS

Choose doors that come with ENERGY STAR®. All of our doors carry the ENERGY STAR®. This means they will not only protect you from the elements but also help lower your energy bills. Our doors also come with weatherstripping that keeps warm or cool air from leaking out of your home.

Some manufacturers also use insulating materials to improve energy efficiency. Therma-Tru® entry doors, for example, come with polyutherane foam cores that are five times as efficient as wood. With their energy-saving features, they will keep your interior atmosphere comfortable at all times.

That’s why research is key in choosing brands that will work best for your home. Our Design and Energy experts can walk you through the options and all the extras to guide you in making the best purchase.

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custom door installation from NEXT Door & Window

custom front door installation

 

 

We know that the front door can often get overlooked, but it’s what greets your guests and gives the first impression of your home so how about we make it stand out in the best way possible? We’ll help you choose a style that is ideal for you, contact us today to get started on your front door upgrade.

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4 Expert Tips on Choosing a New Front Door