An important part of your Mankato-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, consider a material type that is best for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a lot of other wood accents in the décor, a wood entry door may be the answer. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for just about any budget.
Before replacing your patio doors, make sure to decide between hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For tighter spaces, sliding patio doors are the ideal choice to fit your needs while still providing an stunning 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 happy 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 number of lock options can boost the security of your entry door or patio door. For the most security, choose 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 cases where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a large role in protecting 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 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 see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Mankato is ready to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our wide selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Stop by your Mankato showroom to learn more.