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Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You

Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You

An important part of your Washington DC-area home, doors are used every day and can be a primary part 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 shopping for a replacement door, here are some key aspects to consider:

What type of door do you want?

If you’re planning to replace your entry door, think about a material type that is right for the style of your home. In homes with wood windows or homes that feature a number of other wood accents in the style, a wood entry door may be the way to go. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also fit any home type, hold up through harsh weather and are affordable for just about any budget.

Before selecting new patio doors, make sure to settle on either 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 stunning look at your view outside.

Improve Your Security

When you start the door replacement process, take a moment to consider your current security. Are you content 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, 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 cases where glass makes up the majority of the door, the glass plays a big role in defending your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When considering|discussing|planning]40] your new entry or patio replacement door, make sure to ask about the glass options available for the door your selected model. One of the strongest materials on the market 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 becoming the 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 simply see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.

If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Washington DC is ready to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our wide selection of entry and patio doors to help you select the best door for your home. Stop by your Washington DC showroom to learn more.

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