Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re replacing your entry door, think about a material type that is best for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a variety of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also fit any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for just about any budget.
Before choosing replacement 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 exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to consider your existing security. 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 strengthen the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, look for a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this system 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 cases where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in safeguarding your family and your home from harsh weather 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 out there 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 a developing trend, and that includes safety features 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 Ketchum can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with an experienced Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Get in touch with your Ketchum showroom to get started.