Your home’s front door will make a big statement about you, your family and your style. Therefore, you should spend some time considering how your current entry door fits your home’s style and your personality, and whether or not there’s an opportunity for you to make a bigger statement.
Finding a door that is aesthetically pleasing, stylistically appropriate and in keeping with you and your personality can be a bit of an overwhelming venture. But fortunately, we have compiled several tips to help you with new exterior door ideas in Glenwood Springs, CO that can help make your home unique and more personalized to the character of your family. Here are a few of those tips that you should consider when you’re in the market for a new door.
Stick within your budget
This isn’t necessarily a tip for selecting the correct style of door, but it is still a worthwhile tip to remember. It’s always a good idea to start any project by determining the budget you’re willing to work within. Otherwise, it becomes easy for home improvement projects to go over budget very quickly. You’ll need to consider the estimated useful life of the door, energy-efficient benefits, the kinds of weather protection it offers you, whether or not you’ll need to perform significant long-term maintenance like painting or refinishing, the hardware or accessories you may need to purchase and any other features that might go along with your front door, such as lighting or doorbells.
Don’t go cheap with materials
Your front door is the entrance to your home and the big statement maker that people notice when they walk up to enter. The material your door is made from will not only have a big effect on the aesthetics of your home, but also on how well it is able to hold up to long-term exposure to the elements over the years.
Wood doors are generally more expensive, but come in many styles and can appear warm, rustic and historic when stained. They can also easily be painted. Fiberglass also allows you to get the appearance of stained wood in a variety of grain types, and is a bit less expensive. You can find many different panel styles, finish options and decorative glasses that come with fiberglass doors.
Steel doors are also generally more affordable and highly durable. They will never warp or crack, and are highly dent resistant. However, you might not have as many design or appearance options with steel as with other materials.
Consider the size and style
A standard exterior entry door is about 80 inches tall by 36 inches wide and two inches thick, but some doors might require custom sizing, which could make the project more expensive. You should also consider the style of the front door, making sure that it complements the style of your home’s construction and that it will actually help to add some curb appeal to your home.
For more information about exterior door ideas in Glenwood Springs, CO, contact Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. today.
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