Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You
At the start of your search for a replacement door, here are some key factors to consider:
What type of door do you want?
If you’re replacing 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, last through harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.
Before replacing your 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 a great choice to fit your needs while still providing an exceptional look at your view outside.
Improve Your Security
When you go through the door replacement process, take a moment to evaluate the security you have in place. 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 variety of lock options can boost the security of your entry door or patio door. For higher 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 products where glass makes up a majority of the door, the glass plays a significant role in safeguarding your family and your home from harsh weather as well as intruders. When considering 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 out there 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 components for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can easily see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.
If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Eau Claire can help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a professional Pella representative who can walk you through our vast selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Stop by your Eau Claire showroom to learn more.