Selecting the front doors for your home is not always an easy job. What will it cost to buy? Should it have a screen? Do you prefer a single, double or triple paneled entryway? Should it be in the Manchester style or Edwardian? Is it large enough to accommodate holiday wreaths? Do you want an arched doorway or not? See? There’s a lot to think about, not the least of which is what type would actually look best on the front of your house.
Things To Consider
Of course, the only way to begin the process is to look at all there is on the market and start narrowing down your choices based on your style and how you need the door to function. For example, you may choose a heavy, decorative type if your family tends to come into the home by way of the garage.
If it tends to be the most highly trafficked entrance, however, you may want to choose something that opens and shuts with less effort, and perhaps something more durable. For example, many of the newer vinyl doors come pre-colored and are incredibly tough to dent and scratch.
If a wood door is what you’re after, you’ll also have to consider the color of the grain. Many of them come pre-stained just like custom closet doors can. The less expensive ones are unstained and will need to be colored by the buyer.