A critical part of your Kalamazoo-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part of your home’s curb appeal and overall style both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, picking the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key aspects to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re replacing your entry door, consider a material type that is right for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for almost any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to decide between hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer beautiful style and the widest possible opening. For tighter spaces, sliding patio doors are the ideal choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you begin the door replacement process, take a moment to evaluate your existing security. Are you content 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 more security, go with 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 products where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in safeguarding your family and your home from strong storms 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 selected 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 a developing trend, and that includes safety features 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 Kalamazoo is ready to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Stop by your Kalamazoo showroom to learn more.