When you need an entry door replacement, you may be thinking about the function and energy efficiency a new door can provide. But the many styles and colors available can instantly transform the curb appeal of your home, too. Your front door is what all visitors and passersby will see when they arrive at your home, and it needs to give the right first impression.

Single family home with inviting entryway.

Materials for Entry Door Replacement

There are several materials to choose from with your entry door replacement. Budget, style, and energy efficiency should all be considered, but nearly every material available today will be insulated well and available in multiple styles and colors.

  • Steel

Steel is a budget friendly choice and is available in multiple styles and colors. Most steel doors have a foam core for insulation, making them very energy efficient. Steel doors are also fire resistant and low maintenance.

  • Fiberglass

Fiberglass doors are an excellent mid-range door. It is easy to get the look of wood without needing to deal with the maintenance. Fiberglass doors have a higher insulation value than steel, will not rust, and are low maintenance. Fiberglass doors can be made in nearly every color and style.

  • Wood

Wood doors remain a popular choice for their beauty and style. Although wood doors can be more expensive and require more maintenance, the aesthetic of wood holds a lot of appeal for many homeowners. With a variety of wood styles and stains, homeowners can still find the right door to fit their home.

Choosing the Style of Your Entry Door

After choosing a material, there are still many style choices to make with an entry door replacement. Entry doors are available with a variety of window options or side lights. Glass options can range from a window in the entire door, to glass in the top half or third, to just a small window at the top. While glass can add some natural light, solid doors are still popular as well. Entry doors can be modern and minimalist, or with different inlays and designs. Entry doors are available in nearly every color, and many homeowners use their entry door replacement as a way to add a pop of color to their home. Finally, the hardware and accessories can add the final accents to transform your curb appeal.

Mistakes to Avoid

The biggest mistake that many homeowners make with their entry door replacement is choosing a door that clashes with the style of their home. An ornately carved door may look beautiful in the showroom, but may not fit with the rest of your exterior. A pop of color can be a good thing, but too much can take away that impact. Keep the rest of the exterior of your home in mind when shopping for an entry door replacement. Having a picture to show your contractor can help them guide you to the right options.

When you are selecting an entry door replacement, meeting with an expert can help you focus on your needs and they can help you find the entry door that is perfect for your home. With the right entry door, your home will give every visitor a great first impression that your home is stylish, well-maintained, and something your family is proud of. We’re here to help guide you through your choices. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment.