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6 Benefits of a New Front Door

Replacing your existing front door with a new front door offers a variety of benefits, including getting the biggest bang for your buck.

The front door is an important part of any home, and many homeowners dream of creating a welcoming entryway to increase curb appeal. If you are thinking about getting a new front door, there are several things you should consider. We have compiled a list of the six benefits of a new front door to help you decide if replacing your front door is right for you.

1. Increased Curb Appeal Boosts Home Value

When you replace your front door, you have the chance to give your front entryway a complete refresh, helping to increase your home’s curb appeal. Replacing your front door also allows you to choose from a variety of material types, including wood, fiberglass and steel, that will create a warm welcome into your home. Each material type has its own set of benefits, such as a low-maintenance frame or naturally energy-efficient panel, and they are all beautiful options to improve your home’s curb appeal.

When your home’s curb appeal increases because of a new front door, an increase in your home’s value might follow. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2020 report, a new steel entry door has a return on investment (ROI) of 68.8%.

2. Ability to Make a Personal Design Statement

Of all the benefits of a new front door, the ability to make a personal design statement might be one of the most popular. A new front door can be transformational for your home’s exterior whether you simply choose a new front door color or choose a different style front door that matches your taste. Enhanced features such as grilles, crossbucks, clavos, decorative glass, dentil shelves, wrought iron and more can take your vision to the next level.

Our front doors are available in a variety of styles to complement your home’s aesthetic. A sleek, minimalistic panel design with full-light glass will perfectly complement your contemporary or modern home. Or if your style is more traditional, consider an ornate panel design with quarter-light glass or no glass. For a farmhouse style of home, choose a natural wood stain or bold red color for your front door. To complement your craftsman home, select a front door with a dentil shelf, sidelights and a classic wood stain.

3. The Right Level of Privacy and Light

Selecting a front door with glass is the easiest way to create a welcoming, light-filled entryway. But opting for a door with glass doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any of your privacy. Sidelights and transoms provide another opportunity to balance light and privacy at your front door. Available on fiberglass front doors, blinds-between-the-glass are another great option to bring more privacy to your home. Adjust your blinds find the perfect balance of natural light and privacy.

Glass Options Clear, textured obscure and decorative glass options let in natural light while providing energy efficiency and privacy.

  • Clear glass is simple and provides the most light into your home.

  • Obscure glass is available in a number of creative textures to enhance your front door, no matter it's style, while also providing additional privacy for your home.

  • Decorative glass is typically hand-assembled patterns mixing obscure and beveled glass in in styles ranging from traditional and transitional decorative glass to more modern styles.

  • Glass sizes range from full light to 1/4 light so you can find the right balance of light and privacy