A critical part of your Cape Cod-area home, doors are used every day and can be a key aspect of your home’s curb appeal and overall style both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, choosing the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.
At the start of your shopping for a replacement door, here are some key options to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re going to replace your entry door, consider a material type that fits best with the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the architecture, a wood entry door may be the best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also match any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to decide whether you prefer hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer beautiful style and the widest possible opening. For patios that don’t have a lot of space, sliding patio doors are the ideal 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 evaluate your current security. Are you satisfied 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 selection of lock options can enhance the security of your entry door or patio door. For more security, go with a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, a multipoint lock 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 products where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a large role in defending your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When discussing your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your chosen 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 growing trend, and that includes safety aspects 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 Cape Cod is ready to 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. Get in touch with your Cape Cod showroom for more information.