Entry Door Shopping

4 Entry Door Shopping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The front door of a home has the important function of letting you in and out of the house. It also plays a crucial role in the curb appeal of the home and can make or break the design!

Choosing an entry door can be an overwhelming task when you look at how it impacts the rest of your home. But it doesn’t have to be! A new entry door can add some interest and personality to the exterior of your home. With so many types of entry doors available, the possibilities are endless!

We’ve put together this guide with the top entry door shopping mistakes you should avoid for the best choice. 

1. Avoiding Styles that Match 

Not all entry door designs will work for every house and it’s important to make sure that the one you choose fits with the architecture of your home. When the styles aren’t in sync, it makes the design feel disjointed and like a novice handled the choices. 

If you’re looking for a bigger change, there are ways to switch up the style while still matching the home (like changing the door paint colors or material used). 

2. Choosing Low-Quality Materials 

An exterior entry door is constantly exposed to the elements. Even if you live in a mild climate, there is still constant sun exposure that can damage the color and finish of the door. This is why it’s so important to make sure you’re choosing a high-quality material for the doors. 

Keep the quality and longevity in mind when comparing door prices, a little extra is worth the durability. 

3. Forgetting to Add Glass 

Too many homeowners miss a golden opportunity to bring more natural light into their homes with the entry door. Door Glass Inserts make a huge difference in brightening your home. You can also customize the look of your glass by making it a large portion of the door, adding multiple panes, or doing a unique finish on the glass. 

4. Not Focusing on Installation

Even the best entry door can be ruined by poor installation techniques. Installing entry doors is a job that should be taken slow and carefully to make sure everything is completely lined up properly.

While some homeowners can handle this job on their own, it may be best to hire a professional so you have no gaps or air leaks coming through.  

Entry Door Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

When you fail to avoid these entry door shopping mistakes, you’ll likely end up with a door you’re not happy with. Instead of having your entry door for decades, it will need to be replaced in just a few years. 

The best way to ensure you’re making a good choice is to take your time. Do the extra research, look at all of the options, and spend some time with your decision before installing the door. Since it’s such an important choice, you want to feel as confident and happy with it as possible. 

If you’re interested in learning more about home improvement projects you can try, check out our other articles today! 


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