A critical part of your Calgary-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part of your home’s curb appeal and overall look both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, selecting 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, choose a material type that is right 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 best choice. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also fit 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 exquisite style and the widest possible opening. For tighter spaces, 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 begin 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 enhance the security of your entry door or patio door. For more security, look for a multipoint locking system, which locks in two to three places. On sliding patio doors, this option 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 most of the door, the glass plays a big role in protecting your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When planning your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your desired 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 features 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 Calgary can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with an experienced Pella representative who can walk you through our vast selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Contact your Calgary showroom to learn more.