A major part of your Birmingham-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part 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, selecting the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your shopping for a replacement door, here are some key aspects to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re planning to replace your entry door, choose a material type that fits best with the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a number of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the answer. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, stand up against harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to decide whether you prefer hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer exquisite style and the widest possible opening. For patios that don’t have a lot of space, sliding patio doors are your best bet to fit your needs while still providing an stunning look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to consider your existing security. Are you satisfied 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 selection of lock options can enhance the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, choose a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, a multipoint lock 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 the majority of the door, the glass plays a significant role in defending your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When planning your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your chosen model. One of the strongest materials available 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 becoming the 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 Birmingham can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our wide selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Get in touch with your Birmingham showroom to learn more.