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How To Choose The Right Front Door

The front door of your home not only sets a first impression for guests, but it’s also there to provide safety for your family. It’s important to make an educated decision when choosing the right front door for your home. When it comes to front doors, there’s 4 main factors to consider.

Depending on the style of your home, one style front door may match better than another. You don’t have to be an interior designer to make the right decision. Provia, one of the best door manufacturers offers suggestions to match your home with the right front door. There’s all sorts of patterns and styles you can choose from when building a custom entry system through Provia. Through their Virtual Designer, you can truly create a custom front door for your home. Along with choosing the right material, pattern, and hardware, you may decide that sidelights are the way to go. Luckily, through Provia’s Visual Designer, you can visualize exactly how your new custom front door will look. Adding a storm door to your new front entry system could also provide aesthetic value. As well as creating a protective barrier for your new door.

With front doors, there’s three main materials to choose from. Wood, fiberglass, and steel doors make up for 99% of entry systems. Each of these materials have corresponding pros and cons. With that being said, it’s typically recommended to stay away from wood. A wood front door make look good, but it will not last a lifetime. Both steel and fiberglass doors are much stronger, and require much less maintenance. With a wood door, you’ll have to sand and stain it every few years. Who really has time for that sort of upkeep? Steel and fiberglass doors are virtually maintenance free. Yet both can be textured to provide a wooden look. Beyond just material, it’s important to choose a reliable front door manufacturer. Our favorite front door is the Provia Legacy Steel. This front door combines safety, energy efficiency, quality, and aesthetics all for a fair price.

An entry system is the protective barrier of your home. There is no chance in breaking a 20 gauge steel door. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said with a wooden counterpart.

Make sure when choosing a new entry system, that it only allows entry for your family. You want to be confident that this door will keep any intruder out. A quality install will also go a long way towards safety. Make sure to hire a contractor that you can trust.

Whether reinforced locks, or a woodgrain texture, choose a door that has positive features. The Provia Legacy has composite top endcaps to increase rigidity and efficiency. A thermal barrier to reduce heat and cold transfer. Mechanical interlocks give the door exceptional structural strength. Provia doors are even foam filled by a computer process, taking human error out of the picture. Provia also offers a limited lifetime warranty with their Legacy doors. That’s the type of insurance you need when making this decision.

Those are the 4 main factors to consider when choosing a new front door for your home. The only thing left, is choosing a contractor you trust.

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