A critical part of your Traverse City-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 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 shopping for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re planning 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 number of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for almost any budget.
Before choosing replacement patio doors, make sure to decide between 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 excellent look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to look at the security you have in place. 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 variety of lock options can enhance the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, look for 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 cases where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a significant role in protecting your family and your home from strong storms as well as intruders. When discussing your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your desired 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 becoming the trend, and that includes safety components 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 Traverse City is ready to 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 pick out the best door for your home. Get in touch with your Traverse City showroom to get started.