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How to Choose an Entry Door

Choosing an entry door is an important decision that can impact your home’s aesthetic and security. Use these five considerations to find an entry door that combines beauty with functionality, meets your needs, and enhances the overall look and feel of your home:

1. Material 

The first step is to choose a suitable material, often among wood, fibreglass or steel. Wood is a timeless choice that requires more maintenance than a fibreglass or steel alternative. Fibreglass entry doors can imitate wood’s natural beauty and durability without upkeep. However, a steel entry door is more economical and has notable strength and durability.

2. Energy Efficiency 

An energy-efficient entry door can add a modern touch to your home exterior while helping to reduce your home’s energy consumption. Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo when shopping for an entry door to ensure it meets national energy efficiency standards. Use it in conjunction with energy-efficient windows for optimal energy savings.

 3. Style 

Choose an entry door that complements your home’s architectural style. Options will vary depending on the material and manufacturer. Determine if you prefer a solid entry door or a door that includes glass detail, ventilation, internal blinds or side lites.

4. Colour

Gentek offers a wide range of entry door colours and realistic wood grains. If you are unsure about a colour, purchase a factory white door and paint it the hue of your choice. Consider the latest exterior colour trends, or go bold with black.

5. Door Hardware

Add the finishing touch to your new entrance door with stylish and secure hardware. Customize the colour and finish of the handle set, interior door knob and deadbolt. Consider adding a keyless entry system and video doorbell to turn your house into a smart home.

Use the Gentek Visualizer to picture entry door styles from your front curb. Take your entry door to the next level with a front porch or overhang, decorative lighting and planters.