The entryway door is the first thing most people see or notice when they look at your home from the street. It factors into your home’s curb appeal, its resale value, and many other important aspects of your home. If you are looking into purchasing a new entryway door and are at a loss as to how to go about choosing the one that’s right for you, below are some tips to help get you started.
Curb, or street appeal is an important factor when attracting potential buyers in the event of selling your home. How something looks from the street makes a huge difference right from the moment the for sale sign is up. It will make their experience a lot more inviting as they walk up to the threshold of your entranceway because it is one of the first things they see! You are going to want to invest some money in an attractive entry door because quality speaks volumes not only about the quality of the door, but makes a good impression overall.
Your entryway door is the main point of entry to your home, so by that logic, it should be the most sturdy and hardest to penetrate. Entryway doors come in a variety of materials, including wood and metal, but they should be able to stand up to both the elements, regular daily use, and unwanted guests. If you live in an area that experiences severe seasonal changes that really test a door’s structural integrity, make sure you are not investing in a material that is going to fall apart after a couple of winters. Speak to your door installation company about what is right for your area, budget, etc.
Once you’ve decided on your design and your material, you are going to want to decide on the color. This can be an opportunity to consider a door that meshes well with the facade of your home or incorporate a pop of color that shows a little personality and design flair. Your entryway door is going to be something that immediately draws people’s attention, so it makes sense that it should not be a complete eye sore.
If you are looking into a new entryway door and don’t know where to begin, speak to your local door installation company about some of the more popular designs and materials for the area and keep the above tips in mind.