Entry doors are not only for front doors – they can also refer to back doors or side doors. The front door, however, always attracts the most attention from the street and in the marketplace since it’s part of your home’s facade. So, you need to find the right one for your home. Here are some tips.
The best contractors are online. Searching online will provide you with a wide variety of options. Doing your initial search online will help you start things off on the right foot.
In terms of security, most doors fail because the doorjamb can be split near the lock’s strike plate. Reinforced locks and strike plates can increase a door’s kick-in resistance.
Consider Energy Efficiency
Steel and fiberglass doors have more insulating value than wood doors. Models that are ENERGY STAR®-qualified often boast of tight-fitting frames and energy-efficient cores. Models with double- or triple-pane insulating glass reduce heat transfer. Doors don’t usually allow significant amounts of warm air to escape. With an experienced door installation contractor, you can reduce air leaks and save energy.
Think About Installation
Entry door systems come pre-hung in a frame and are often pre-drilled for a knob and deadbolt. You may want the new door to be the same size as the old one. Installing a larger door requires redoing the door frame. So, unless you’re a skilled carpenter, you will want to hire a pro for the job.
At Stittsville Windows and Doors, we always provide customers with quality entry door installation services. You can count on us to give you the most bang for your buck. We serve homeowners in Stittsville and Kanata, ON. Call us at (613) 706-1922 to get started with a consultation.