When it comes to your front door, most homeowners probably don’t give it a second thought as long as it opens, closes and locks. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right? Not exactly. Even if your old door is still functioning, it might be time to consider professional entry door replacement. Installing a new front door may seem like a small upgrade but it can have a significant impact on your home in more ways than one.
There are numerous ways to spruce up your home’s exterior but professional entry door replacement is one of the quickest ways to elevate its curb appeal. The front door of your home is a lot like a first impression. It is where you welcome visitors and is a focal point of your home’s exterior. While proper functionality is a top priority, it is important that your front door is attractive, compliments your home’s architecture and is in good condition. A shabby front door in disrepair is uninviting and gives the impression of a lack of pride in one’s home.
Many older homes still have their original front door. These doors weren’t manufactured to meet today’s energy efficiency requirements. Newer homes may still be in need of an upgrade if the original entry door was contractor grade. New doors are typically better insulated, allowing them to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer.
Steel and fiberglass doors are great energy-efficient choices for entry door replacement. Most of these types of doors are filled with polyurethane foam insulation and have built in weather stripping. A one-inch thick windowless steel or fiberglass door can provide insulation properties up to five times greater than a solid wood door of the same size.
Currently, manufactured front doors are more secure than older models. Quality steel and fiberglass doors are stronger, constructed with new technologies to resist forced entry. Each side of a modern door is typically molded in one piece or fused together by new techniques such as industrial lasers or advanced adhesives. Combined with updated bolt locking systems and wide angle peepholes, entry door replacement adds an extra level of security to your home.
In addition to improved security, today’s steel and fiberglass doors offer more durability with less maintenance. Their reinforced cores resist warping, chipping and peeling, unlike older wood models. High-quality wood doors can have a lifespan similar to those constructed of steel and fiberglass but will require more frequent maintenance, such as painting or staining. While a real wood door may be beautiful, many homeowners prefer models that require less maintenance. Some fiberglass doors even come with faux wood grain finishes that are very realistic.
Professional Entry Door Replacement
With over 45 years of experience, Toms River Door & Window provides expert entry door replacement. We can install various types of entry doors including ProVia’s Signet fiberglass doors. These high-quality entry doors combine the rich look of wood with the durability of fiberglass. The embossed wood grain like finish accurately mimics the appearance of real wood.
ProVia’s exclusive DuraFuse™ Finishing System features P3 Fusion, ProVia’s finish warranty is the best in the industry.
Family owned and operated, Toms River Door & Window provides both high-quality window and door installation services. We have decades of experience working with all types of replacement windows and doors and our craftsmanship and commitment to customer service can’t be beat.
Contact us today for a free estimate on entry door replacement or any of our other services.