An important part of your Des Moines-area home, doors are used every day and can be a main feature of your home’s curb appeal and overall appearance both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, picking the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key aspects to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re going to replace your entry door, choose a material type that fits best with 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 way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before choosing replacement patio doors, make sure to settle on either hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer exquisite style and the widest possible opening. For limited space areas, sliding patio doors are a great choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you go through the door replacement process, take a moment to look at your current 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 variety of lock options can strengthen the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher security, choose a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this option 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 situations where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in defending your family and your home from bad 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 desired model. One of the strongest materials on the market 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 easily see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Des Moines can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Contact your Des Moines showroom for more information.