Homeowners often treat front entry doors with a bit reverence. The front door is where you greet guests and welcome your family home. It's also the door you're most happy to see at the end of a long work day. So if you're in the market for a new door, then treat your purchase as a major investment into your home. Don't settle for less than the highest quality door you can find to put on the front of your house.
The Entry Door Provides Ultimate Security
It is estimated that 40% of all burglars in America enter the house straight through the front door. When purchasing an entry door, however, most homeowners do not place security as the top priority. Today’s entry doors come with several options that make them far more secure than the older models.
● Heavy-duty dead bolt locks that are impenetrable
● Strike boxes embedded deep into the door jam
● A reinforcing plate wrapped around the door handle area
● Wide-angle peepholes that allow you to see more out the door
To ensure that the front door you are investing in is energy efficient, only purchase doors that are ENERGY STAR approved. Otherwise, you’re wasting your time and money. A quality door that has been properly installed should allow zero air to pass either from the inside or outside. The average front door in the U.S., however, allows 7% - 25% of AC air to escape. Make sure the door you’re purchasing is airtight and energy efficient.
The weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin is unforgiving. Extreme temperatures plague the area throughout the summer and winter months. Front doors are exposed to high winds, heavy rains, and high humidity. All of this can add up early to deterioration if the door is not weather resistant. An entry door made of fiberglass, steel or wood should be able to withstand all outside environmental conditions for up to 30 years.
Customized for Your Home
With all the features and options in the industry today, there is no reason why you can’t get the door you’ve always wanted. You can have your door custom designed to suit the look and feel of your home. The front door is the first thing that your guests notice when they walk up to your home. So why not make a bold statement with a door that is as stylish as it is sturdy?
A Healthy Warranty
Warranties are like doors, there are many options to choose from. We suggest that if you take out a warranty that you don't settle for a cheap one that provides little to no real protection. Purchase a healthy warranty that is going to adequately cover your door from damages and defects. Before you agree to purchase any warranty, make sure you read every word it before you buy or install the door. You’ll be glad you did!
If you’re looking for entry door installation, repair, or replacement and you live in the St. Anthony, Minnesota or New Berlin, Wisconsin area, then contact The Window Store Home Improvement today. You can reach us at 612-353-5780 for Minnesota or 262-786-2600 for Wisconsin. You can also message us on online!