Choosing the Right Front Entry Doors to Add Value to Your Home

20 Jan

Choosing the Right Front Entry Doors to Add Value to Your Home

If you are interested in updating the look of your home, a simple thing you can do to create a big impact is to install new front entry doors. Updating your entryway provides an instant facelift and can actually increase your home’s resale value. In fact, a recent study found that an improved entryway increased the perceived value of a home by nearly $8,000. Not a bad return on investment.

Security and weather resistance are two main factors to consider when looking for a new front door. You want a door that will keep out unwanted intruders and the natural elements, yet still have style to make it an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home.

Front entry doors can be made of almost any material, ranging from  wood and wood composite to steel, fibreglass, and aluminium. If you want to go for a more traditional look, wood is the best material to use in order to achieve that. Wood doors are often the most expensive, but they are also highly resistant to dents and wear and tear. That makes them a more economical choice in the long run because they can last for years as long as they are properly maintained.

If you want a sturdier option while still retaining the natural feel of a wood door, then you should consider fibreglass. It does not rust, shrink, or swell and is incredibly weather-resistant. It isn’t prone to scratches or dents and is less expensive than solid wood.

Steel doors can withstand extreme weather and are great for security purposes. They are also cheaper than the wood and fibreglass doors. Nowadays, you can even purchase steel doors that are laminated with a wood veneer to give them a more natural feel at a fraction of the cost.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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