Endless Door Options, No Bad Choices
If looking for new front doors today was like it was many years ago, you’d be quite disappointed. The choice of materials used to be limited to wood. Plus, you could rarely find a door that combines nice aesthetics and durability.
Typically, you had to choose between a plain-looking but durable door and a nice-looking one that was less durable. Today, however, St. Louis homeowners have many attractive options for modern door materials, and the design possibilities are practically endless.
Steel and fiberglass doors are now as attractive as traditional wood doors. Their designs and styles have certainly improved over the last few years. The great thing about them is that they offer a wood-like appearance without the issues commonly associated with wood.
At Zen Windows St. Louis, we’ve taken the hassle out of window and door shopping. No need for a high-pressure visit; we’ll give you a virtual quote. And if you need or want help choosing the perfect door for your St. Louis home, we can help with that, too.
Taking the First Step in Front Door Replacement
If you plan to replace your front door, the choices may be overwhelming. But if you know what you’re looking for, you can easily narrow down your options. Choose a door durable enough to withstand the outdoor elements and daily use.
The door you choose should offer maximum security against possible break-ins. But it should also be attractive enough to complement the look of your home. Plus, the cost should be well within your budget.
Consider these questions as you plan your front door replacement:
- What materials provide the safest door?
- Will the door be heavy or light?
- What color should the door be?
- Will the door include windows?
- How will the door improve your home’s energy efficiency?
For help answering these and other questions, call the front door installers at Zen Windows. We’ll help you choose the perfect entry door for your home and install it professionally.
Advantages of Wood, Steel & Fiberglass Entry Doors
Wooden Front Doors
- Attractive, classic wood grain
- Easy to customize with panels, glass insets, and stains/paints
- Insulates against outside air and noise
Steel Front Doors
- Affordable and secure
- Durable against harsh sun or heavy rain
- Won’t expand or contract
Fiberglass Front Doors
- Low- (and often zero-) maintenance
- Get the look of wood without the weight
- Won’t warp in humid climates
- Insulates against cold air
Start Your Front Door Replacement Today
A new front door can improve your home’s beauty and functionality, which in turn can boost its overall value. At Zen Windows St. Louis, we offer a wide range of front door styles for you to choose from.
Our stock of different materials also allows us to develop a custom-made door that meets the requirements and preferences of our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Front Doors
Common questions we receive about entry doors include:
What’s the best type of front door to get?
The best type of front door depends on factors such as climate, security needs, and personal preferences. Generally, high-quality steel or fiberglass doors with insulation provide excellent durability, energy efficiency, and resistance to weather conditions.
Is it worth replacing your front door?
Yes, replacing your front door can be worth it, especially if the current door is old, damaged, or lacks proper insulation. A new front door can enhance curb appeal, improve energy efficiency, and increase security, making it a valuable investment for homeowners.
How often should front doors be replaced?
The life span of a front door varies depending on its material, usage, and exposure to the elements. In general, high-quality front doors can last 20 to 30 years or more. However, if a door shows signs of significant wear, damage, or poor performance, it may be time for replacement before it reaches its full life span.
How long does it take to replace a front door on a house?
The time required to replace a front door can vary depending on the complexity of the installation and the type of door being installed. Usually, a professional installation can be completed in two to four hours. Proper measurements, removal of the old door, and precise installation are essential for a successful and efficient door replacement.