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Choosing a Front Door for Your Home

Your front door is the first thing that greets visitors to your home, so you want it to make a good impression.

Plus, the right door can do wonders to enhance your property’s curb appeal. Here’s some advice for choosing a front door that’ll both complement your home and meet your personal and budgetary requirements.


Style Options
There’s an abundance of different styles of front door for you to choose from. To help you narrow down your options, make a budget and consider the architectural design of your home. We have wood doors, French doors, flush doors, moulded panel doors and louvered doors available and, if none of these quite work for you, we’re happy to help you design a custom door that’s 100% you.

Upkeep
Your door’s material will determine how much maintenance it needs. Think about how much energy you’re willing to expend on its upkeep. Because it’s vulnerable to both moisture and sunlight, wood requires a fair amount of maintenance. Fiberglass and steel doors, on the other hand, require far less. If you opt for French doors, or any door with glass panels, know that the glass should be cleaned every few months.

Durability
While they require more upkeep, wood doors are less prone to wear and tear than their steel or fiberglass counterparts. If one gets scratched, the damage is easy to repair. Steel doors are sturdy, but don’t hold up well if exposed to severe weather conditions. Fiberglass can crack if subjected to enough force. When damaged, both fiberglass and steel doors are difficult to repair and may need to be replaced.

Energy Efficiency
Regardless of which material you choose, a new front door will do wonders for improving your home’s energy efficiency. In the long run, this will save you money, as you won’t have to spend as much to regulate the temperature of your home. Steel and fiberglass tend to be better insulators than wood, so if energy efficiency is your main concern, they may be the better choice.

Get a Quote on Your Grande Prairie Doors
The Grande Prairie location of All-West Glass is home to a vast selection of front doors. With top-quality brands such as Masonite, Trimlite, Taymor, Emtek, and B.C. Door, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied with your new door. And don’t worry about installation — we’ll take care of it for you. Contact us today for a quote or to schedule a consultation!