A critical part of your Lafayette-area home, doors are used every day and can be a main feature of your home’s curb appeal and overall look both inside and out. So when you decide to replace your entry or patio doors, choosing the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your journey for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re going to replace your entry door, choose a material type that fits best with the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also fit any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for almost any budget.
Before replacing your patio doors, make sure to decide whether you prefer hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For patios that don’t have a lot of space, sliding patio doors are your best bet to fit your needs while still providing an stunning look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to look at the security you have in place. Are you content 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 higher security, choose a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this option 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 situations where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in protecting your family and your home from strong storms 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 selected model. One of the strongest materials on the market 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 becoming the trend, and that includes safety aspects for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can simply see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Lafayette is ready to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with an experienced Pella representative who can walk you through our vast selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Contact your Lafayette showroom for more information.