Your home’s front entrance commands the most attention from the street. This is why buying a quality entry door is a must. Doing so can boost your home’s curb appeal and value, similar to what energy efficient windows can bring.
We’re here to give you some basic tips for buying entry doors so you can choose one for your home.
Steel and Fiberglass
Entry doors are also known as door systems because they come pre-hung in a frame and are often pre-drilled for a knob and deadbolt. Much like custom windows, most top entry doors these days are ENERGY STAR®-qualified, which are typically steel and fiberglass doors. These types of doors have more insulating value than your old-fashioned wood doors. Yes, wood entry doors might still have that classic feel to them, but steel and fiberglass doors often boast tighter-fitting frames and energy-efficient cores, with the assurance of a low-maintenance product that will stand up to the elements.
Steel doors require little maintenance and can offer security and weather resistance, although fiberglass doors resist wear and tear better than steel.
Time to Buy a New Entry Door?
Check if you need to replace your entry door. If it is allowing a draft to enter your home, then you really need to do so. Check by performing a flame test. If your door is allowing a draft, your heating and cooling systems are working harder to achieve your desired temperature.
When you’re ready, you’ll need a replacement entry door that’s beautiful, secure, durable and energy-efficient.
As a top window replacement company, Statewide Energy Solutions is a certified ENERGY STAR® partner. We also have top steel and fiberglass door options, so call us now at