Choosing a Door that Suits (and Protects) Your Home

Front Door Of House

When you are looking for a replacement door for your house, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. First and foremost, you want a secure home entry door that will keep you and your family safe. But you also want one that will match the style and color of your home’s exterior. To help you find this balance, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. provides many types of exterior doors with several designs that will upgrade the look and security of your home.

The Security You Need

Entry doors are available in a number of materials, including wood, fiberglass and steel. And while each can offer the sturdiness needed for a secure entrance, you’ll want to consider their long-term durability as well. For example, a wood door can easily weaken over time due to rot caused by excessive moisture. Additionally, the wood may crack, splinter, swell or otherwise deteriorate, taking a serious toll on the door’s ability to withstand impacts and close securely within its frame.

For longer lasting strength, consider a fiberglass door. This rugged composite material stands up to the elements over time and won’t chip, crack or dent under normal use. For the most security-minded homeowners, steel entry doors offer another great alternative. With welded construction and exceptional strength, these doors will stand the test of time for years to come.

The Good Looks You Want

Does choosing a secure door mean compromising on beauty? Absolutely not. In fact, today’s entry doors are available in a wider range of finishes and styles than ever before. Steel doors can be found with sleek powder-coat finishes in a variety of colors, while fiberglass options recreate all the natural appeal of wood without the added potential for damage.

To choose a door you’re sure to love for years to come, begin with a look at your home’s overall aesthetic. Does your exterior color scheme suggest rustic charm or modern flair? Warm hues and a wood-grain finish make a great complement to natural colors and timeless cedar shake siding, while neutral colors blend well with almost any style. For a more attention-getting look, opt for a vibrant tone that will draw attention – and compliments – from the whole neighborhood. Just be sure to consider how the door will look with all the elements of your home’s exterior, from shutters and fascias to the landscaping around the deck.

Add Style with Glass

Glass panels offer another simple way to increase curb appeal and add to the overall aesthetic of your home. They also let plenty of natural light inside, which can be a welcome addition to otherwise dark foyers and hallways. To increase security while still enjoying these benefits, look for exterior doors made with tempered safety glass. Its added strength helps guard against damage caused by high winds, hail and impacts to avoid damage ranging from shattering to minor chips. If safety is your number one concern, however, a solid door without windows will deliver the ultimate peace of mind.

Choose Your New Door Today

What’s your primary concern when choosing a new exterior door: style or security? At New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., there’s no need to choose. You’ll find a diverse selection of entry doors, as well as storm doors and patio doors, to help make your home more secure and attractive. Contact us today to learn more and receive a free quote on your brand-new door.