An important part of your Beltsville-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part of your home’s curb appeal and overall look both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, selecting 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 replacing your entry door, choose a material type that fits best with the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a variety of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, hold up 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 outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are the ideal choice to fit your needs while still providing an stunning look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you begin the door replacement process, take a moment to evaluate your current security. 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 strengthen the security of your entry door or patio door. For more 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 products where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a large role in defending your family and your home from bad weather 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 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 Beltsville is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable 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 Beltsville showroom for more information.