Ready to make a beautiful entrance? Windows Factory Outlet is standing by. Whether your home is new or you’re upgrading your current home, look to us for a high-quality front door at a welcoming price.
Exterior doors should be tough and handsome, making a great first impression on guests (and the market). Here are the key points to consider when selecting your new door.
Wood sets the standard “look” for front doors. Yet steel and fiberglass can feature elegant wood-grain designs, and need much less work to keep them looking their best.
Handcrafted glass can create a beautiful first impression and a bright, welcoming entranceway, complimenting classic or contemporary homes.
2. Energy Efficiency and Resilience
Fiberglass or wood will stand up to storms and use. If wood is your choice, get enduring, furniture-grade veneers at least 1/16 inch thick.
Steel and fiberglass doors typically rate highest for insulation value, humidity protection, and easy care. With adjustable thresholds, they’ll stay weather-tight. (Most heat loss occurs around the thresholds, not through the door). Accompanying rails should include warp-resistant veneer.
3. Good Lock System
Battering ram tests for Consumer Reports proved there’s not much difference in strength among door materials. Be sure to choose a quality door lock.
4. Value for Money
Metal or fiberglass can offer you sound security and weather resistance—and great value, too. Steel is warp-resistant. And an inexpensive auto-body repair kit will take care of any scratches or dents. Many new wood doors resist the elements, yet modern fiberglass or steel models offer high security and value for money.
5. Convenient and Correct Installation
Exterior doors pre-hung in a frame, already drilled for knob and deadbolt, are today’s popular choice. Expert installation makes the perfect impression.
Choose from many styles at Window Factory Outlet. We have glass accents. Find Neo Deco, Oval Victorian, Chatham, and more! Our experts can help you choose the door that optimizes the beauty and value of your home. Plus, we’ll send you skilled carpenters who adhere to the highest installation standards.