An important part of your St. Paul-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part of your home’s curb appeal and overall look both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, choosing the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re planning to replace your entry door, think about a material type that is best for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for almost any budget.
Before replacing your patio doors, make sure to decide between hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer beautiful style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are your best bet to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you begin the door replacement process, take a moment to look at the security you have in place. Are you happy with the performance of your locks and strength of your glass? A new replacement door can help increase your home security in a number of ways.
- Locks: A number of lock options can boost the security of your entry door or patio door. For the most security, choose a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this system features a lock at the top and bottom. On both entry and patio-hinged doors, the locks are the top, bottom and center.
- Glass: In cases where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in safeguarding your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When considering your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your desired model. One of the strongest materials available is laminated glass, which is created by including a polymer layer between two sheets of glass. This inner layer holds the glass together even if it’s shattered.
Additional security features – Home automation is a growing trend, and that includes safety components for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can easily see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of St. Paul can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our wide selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Contact your St. Paul showroom for more information.