As soon as you find a contractor for your new entry doors, the next step is to start the planning process. Entry door installation is fairly straightforward compared to other exterior remodeling projects, but it can still benefit from thorough preparation and foresight.
As you discuss the details of your door replacement with your contractor, don’t forget to ask them some important questions that can help you understand what will happen. Here are a few of them below.
How Do You Choose a Door?
From sliding patio doors to French entry doors, there are many different types available today. While a surplus of options is always welcome, it can cause some “analysis paralysis” – that is, homeowners are finding it difficult to sort through all the choices. Talk to a professional, and ask for recommendations to help you get started.
Which Material Is the Best?
When visitors arrive at your home, your front entry doors serve as a way for you to put your best foot forward. So, take your time when choosing a material for your entry door. Wood is perhaps the most popular choice because of its natural beauty, but it can be high-maintenance. Discuss different material choices with your contractor to find the best ones.
Inward or Outward?
Answers to questions about how your new door operates depends mostly on space restrictions. Large homes with suitable foyer space have more leeway to choose either inward or outward operability. Our experts recommend, however, keep it outward as an entry door should also function as an egress point in case there is an emergency.
Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas can help you find the right door for your home. Give us a call at (479) 431-3555, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Springdale, AR, and other nearby areas.