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4 Questions to Ask When Getting a New Entry Door

Replacing your old, worn-out entry door with a new one helps boost your home’s curb appeal and functionality. To ensure you’re happy with the results of your door replacement project, you need to plan ahead and take a detail-oriented approach.


Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio, your local source of replacement windows and doors, lists four questions you need to ask to help you make the most of the entry door replacement project.

1. Which Kind of Door Should I Consider?

To find the door that best fits your needs, you need to consider three things: style, security and energy efficiency. Your new door can be understated so it blends in with the rest of your decor, or bold so it functions as a focal point. It should be made of high-quality material that prevents heat transfer, and it needs to be secure.

2. Which Material Should I Choose?

A stunning front door sets the tone in creating a great first impression for your visitors. When it comes to the door’s material, you have numerous options. You can’t go wrong with the timeless look of a wooden door, though wood requires upkeep to ensure its longevity and beauty. Fiberglass and steel doors offer excellent durability and are also low maintenance.

3. Which Type of Lock and Hardware Should I Choose?

Consult with your door and window company to help you pick the right hardware and lock. You want to choose options that complement your home’s existing decor, fit your budget and offer peace of mind in terms of security.

4. Should the Door Swing Inward or Outward?

Most exterior doors swing inward to ensure a high level of security on top of the fact that people are used to this configuration. However, you need to consider the climate when choosing either an inward or outward swinging entry door. Homes situated in areas that experience storms and hurricanes, for instance, may be better suited to outward swinging doors.

Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio is one of the leading window contractors in the area. We offer a wide range of replacement windows, entry doors and patio doors that combine exceptional aesthetics and top-notch functionality. Call us at (210) 988-6466 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in San Antonio, TX.


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