An important part of your Lewes-area home, doors are used every day and can be a main feature of your home’s curb appeal and overall appearance both inside and out. So when it comes time to replace your entry or patio doors, selecting the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your journey for a replacement door, here are some key options to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re going to replace your entry door, choose a material type that is best for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, stand up against harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before replacing your patio doors, make sure to settle on either hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer exquisite style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are a great choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you go through the door replacement process, take a moment to consider your current security. Are you happy 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 variety of lock options can enhance the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, go with a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this system 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 cases where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a significant role in safeguarding your family and your home from harsh weather as well as intruders. When considering your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your selected model. One of the strongest materials on the market 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 a growing 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 see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Lewes can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our vast selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Stop by your Lewes showroom to learn more.