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Ask These Important Questions When Replacing Your Entry Door

Being one of the best contractors for home window replacement in the area means we know how important it is when it comes to making a good impression for your home’s overall design. This doesn’t just rest on good-looking windows, but on entry doors as well. It’s important to pick the right door for your home if you want to retain or even raise its street appeal as well as its property value. An entry door that’s perfect for your home will always make the desired visual impact.

Ask These Important Questions When Replacing Your Entry Door


1. What Type of Door Should I Use? 

It can be confusing when you’re looking for the right entry door for your home, especially with all the varied options available. If this is the case, try to choose a door that has the right combination of security, style and energy efficiency that best benefits your home. Consulting with our team at Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis can also help you decide which door to use. We can take a good look at your home’s entryway and give you the best options that you can be confident with.


2. What Kind of Material Should I Use? 

The material of a visually appealing entry door can definitely set the tone of how people will perceive the rest of your property. As a local expert for the best replacement windows and doors, we’re sharing three common materials that are always available. These are fiberglass, wood and steel.

Fiberglass doors are very affordable, and they only need a little maintenance to keep them in good condition. They’re also energy-efficient and extremely durable. There are some fiberglass options that mimic the look of wood while still being affordable, but if you prefer a more classic material, then go for a wooden door.

While they’re more expensive than fiberglass and require occasional maintenance to preserve how it looks, wood is definitely a much better material if you want to achieve a more rustic aesthetic for your home. Just remember to avoid this kind of material when your front side faces east or west, since the direct sunlight can really warp and damage the wood over time.

But if you want neither of these materials and would rather go for something that’s remarkably strong, a steel door is your best option. Steel doors are durable and can be painted in nearly any color that can fit with your home’s design language. They’re also really affordable and energy efficient as well, so you won’t have to worry about your energy bill going up after installation.

3. Which Types of Locks and Hardware Should I Use? 

Choosing the right kind of entry door for your home means you need to pick the perfect lock and hardware as well. Choosing wisely is understandable, especially since security is a major concern when it comes to replacing entry doors of a home. That’s why it’s important to pick one that looks great and offers good security while still being within your budget.

4. Is Your Hired Installer Licensed and Certified? 

Finally, when you’re hiring a contractor to replace your door, don’t forget to ask if they have the necessary licenses and insurance. This is so you’ll be sure that they are professionals in their line of work and will do the job properly. It’s also much better if they can present a track record of installing doors, so you’ll feel reassured that the job will be done with competent workmanship.

As an expert door and windows installer in the area, you can count in our excellent services to get it done professionally. Call Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis today at (901) 979-4460 to discuss your replacement needs. You can also reach us via our online request form.


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