A critical part of your Bloomington-area home, doors are used every day and can be a main feature of your home’s curb appeal and overall style both inside and out. So when it comes time to replace your entry or patio doors, choosing 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 aspects to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re planning to replace your entry door, consider 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 style, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before choosing replacement patio doors, make sure to decide whether you prefer hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer exquisite style and the widest possible opening. For patios that don’t have a lot of space, 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 begin the door replacement process, take a moment to look at the security you have in place. Are you content 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 selection of lock options can strengthen 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, this option 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 harsh 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 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 a growing 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 easily see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Bloomington is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you pick out the best door for your home. Get in touch with your Bloomington showroom for more information.