A welcoming entry door enhances curb appeal and increases your home’s value. But, there’s more to a door than meets the eye. Appearance is just one element to consider when choosing an exterior door. Durability, safety, and performance are just as important.
In addition to looking mah-velous, your door has an important job: keeping your family safe. For the best security and protection, you’ll need to understand door construction materials. Let’s compare three types of exterior door construction materials:
Choose a door made of the right material for your individual situation and you’ll be rewarded with smooth day-to-day operation, minimal upkeep, energy savings, and reliable security.
Replacing a door can be simply exchanging one for another. But in some cases, you’ll have to remove and replace the old door framing, the door jambs, the threshold, and nearby wall studs so the door hangs correctly. Quality doors can have ball-bearing hinges and more installation screws in the frame.
Proper installation is key to ensuring your door is balanced — and stays that way — for smooth, reliable operation. A qualified installer is the best way to make sure your perfect door receives perfect installation.
When it comes to deadbolts and handle sets, security is job one. Not all deadbolts are created equally, so be sure to select the highest security grade possible. Ensure the quality and durability of your lockset for the best protection – this is not the place to try to save a little money.
At Ferris Home Improvements, our exterior door specialists help you wade through the wide variety of exterior door options and get the best value and quality at your price point. Our installers, who are long-term Ferris employees — receive in-depth training and biannual retraining to make sure the craftsmanship used to install your door is of the highest quality.
When you combine your preferred door style, door glass, paint or stain finish, hardware, and accessories with quality installation, you’ll have a customized entryway that reflects your personalized style, protects your home and family, and is energy-smart. And so are you.