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Choosing the right entry door is not as easy as choosing your favorite color. It needs careful consideration and research. Here are some tips to consider when deciding for a new entry door.

Determining your budget.

The first step to every project involves the amount of money one is willing to spend. You may choose to be as fancy as you want, but in the end, the budget will still decide the outcome. If it is your first time buying an entry door, you have to be careful as much as you can. You don’t want to avoid costly mistakes such as reordering another door. All home improvement projects are considered as investment. It increases the value of your home even with a small upgrade such as door replacement, thus, it is important to carefully plan your project.

Choosing a door which can add visual appeal and value to your home without compromising your budget is a one big step in choosing the right entry door.

Choosing the material.

There are various materials which your door can be made of. The performance of the door depends on the material. Of course, the material will determine the cost of your door so you might want to consider the budget and the kind of performance you want before making any decision.

Entry door materials include wood, steel, fiberglass, or glass. Decorative glass is an additional cost but it comes with variety of patterns and textures perfect for a stylish door.

Measuring the size.

The standard size of an exterior entry door is 80 inches tall by 36 inches wide and 2 inches thick. However, there are some entryway which might be larger or smaller, thicker, taller, or wider. Adding sidelights or transoms will help you select the right size. If you are not sure what size your entry door is or not sure how to measure the size, it is better to call for a professional help such as Guardian Hurricane Protection.

Preferred style or design.

More than anything, even though the budget is quite low, homeowners still choose entry doors which looks more appealing and which best compliments the design of their home. As mentioned, decorative glass is perfect for a stylish door. On the other hand, you may opt for a classic wood panelled door if you prefer a traditional look for your home. Or you may add door inserts for a more sophisticated look. Guardian Hurricane Protection has over 100 styles and design of custom glass inserts.

Still not sure how to make your choices? Call Guardian Hurricane Protection at 239-438-4732 / 239-244-2015 for your entry door selection. We have sliding glass doors, French doors, glass inserts, and other style options for your home improvement needs. We serve clients near Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Estero, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral.

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