When you are looking for an exterior home renovation project that provides good value for a small budget, a new entry door installation is a great idea. This simple change can instantly boost your curb appeal and give your home a fresh look.
A New Front Door Installation Provides Instant Curb Appeal
Your front door is, quite literally, the first impression that visitors and passersby will have of your home. A good front door provides instant curb appeal. When your entry door looks good, those who see it will assume that you put the same amount of care into the rest of your home. A new front door installation can help your home make a great first impression, whether you’re hoping to impress buyers or visitors.
The Benefits of a New Front Door Installation
There are many benefits of a new front door installation, and the first is that it provides a high return for a fairly minimal investment. If you don’t have a lot to put toward exterior home improvements, a new entry door can get you the greatest value for your dollar. In addition to the enhanced curb appeal, you will also enjoy the benefits of increased security and more effective insulation. A new front door can save you money on your energy bills and give you greater peace of mind.
Choosing a New Front Door
When you are choosing a front door, there are a few basics you’ll need to know. You’ll need the measurements of the rough opening of your door (height, width, and jamb depth). The rough opening frames the door and is usually about 2 inches wider and taller than the door itself. You will also need to know the swing of your door. Does it open to the inside or outside? To the right or to the left? Start with the basics of your door when you begin to choose a new entry door. If you need help, most contractors are willing to help you determine what you need.
The three basic materials for a new front door are steel, fiberglass, and wood. Each material has its pros and cons. Steel front doors are known for their insulating value, low maintenance, and affordability. These doors can stand up to hard weather and can be painted in a variety of colors. Fiberglass doors are similar to steel in insulation and maintenance but can also be styled to mimic the look of wood. Wooden front doors are heavy and sturdy and provide a traditional look but will need some maintenance and protection from the elements.
Your front door can be a neutral color for a polished appearance or can add a pop of color to the exterior of your home. Many homeowners use their front doors for a splash of cheer. Red, yellow, blue, and even brighter colors can be used for a front door to add a focal point of interest. A colored front door can be welcoming and cheerful and can make your home stand out.
The right accessories can give a new front door installation even more curb appeal! A door knocker can give a handsome and elegant look to a new entry door. Sidelites can greatly enhance the aesthetic appeal of a new entry door, as well as allowing more natural light into your home. Any door can be enhanced with decorative glass and a door viewer. The hardware you choose can add plenty of beauty to the door. Kick plates can give the door a polished appearance. For security, there are a variety of locks and deadbolts to make your home very secure.
A new entry door installation is a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way to boost your curb appeal. Whether you are looking for simple elegance or a fun pop of color, a new entry door can make a big difference in the way you see your home. Armorvue Home Exteriors can help guide you through the process of finding the perfect new entry door for your home. Contact us today for a virtual appointment.