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Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Entry Door

Your entry door plays a crucial role in many aspects of your home, including its protection from the elements, energy efficiency as well as curb appeal. With that in mind, we cannot stress enough the importance of making the right choices when it’s time to get a new door. Asking yourself a few key questions is one of the best ways to approach this stage.

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Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, the leading window and door replacement company in the region, lists three things to ask yourself before picking a new door.

  • What type of door should I go for? The answer to this question lies in the functionality of your entry door. Are you looking for something thermally superior? Perhaps you’re prioritizing security over curb appeal? Be sure to know which specific entry door features you’re looking for so you can select the best door type for your needs.

  • Which material should I choose? The choice of material plays a significant role in the performance of both replacement windows and doors. To accurately achieve the designated functions of your new entry door, you can research different material options by reading online or by consulting your trusted door contractor. Woodgrain, for example, offers a rustic and warm look to your home; fiberglass doors are strong and easy to maintain; and steel entry doors are incredibly durable, making them an ideal protective barrier.

  • What types of hardware and locks do I need? When choosing a new door, you also need to select the hardware and locks that go with it. That said, it’s important to choose mechanisms that suit your budget without sacrificing security. If you find it challenging, don’t hesitate to ask a professional to assist you.

If you’re looking for high-quality entry doors or searching for alternatives to vinyl replacement windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Memphis. Schedule a FREE consultation with us by calling (901) 779-1178 or by completing our contact form. We’ll be happy to assist you.


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