As you search for your new door, you may wonder: What exactly should I be looking for? At Progressive Insulation & Windows we are always happy to answer questions about the door buying and door installation process. In the meantime, check out these four goals that can make it easier to determine which door will be best for your unique needs.
- Have a Budget Goal
- Know Your Efficiency Goal
- Determine Your Aesthetic Goal
- You Need a Safety Goal
No matter what you are buying, any time you make a large purchase for your home, you should begin by determining your budget. This helps you avoid falling in love with a door you can’t afford, or going into debt when you could have found a similar door for less. We always ask you for your budget before helping you look at your door options because we want you to find the best value for your particular budget.
One of the top reasons people give for replacing their exterior door is that they want to improve their home’s efficiency. They often assume that all of today’s new doors are equally energy efficient. This is false. While today’s doors are much more efficient than the doors of yesteryear, they are not all created equally. Know what your goals are and articulate them to your window installation company.
Yes, you need windows that are affordable. Yes, you need windows that are efficient. But you also need windows that are lovely to look at. Choose windows that fit in with the style of your home. Choose windows that will continue to look beautiful as trends change. Choose the grids, hardware, material color, style, and other options based on what looks best today and what is likely to look best for years to come.
Depending on your needs, your new door could have a single lock or several. If safety is a top issue then you likely do not want a glass door as it could allow those outside to see in and is more vulnerable than a solid door. There is also storm proof glass that cannot be broken by almost anything. If your door is being installed in a backyard that is already secured, your safety goal may be less. The key is knowing what safety needs you have.
We Can Help You Determine the Right Door for Your Needs
If you need to buy a new door, your next call should be to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. We are happy to discuss your needs and help you find the right door. Our showroom is open by appointment only during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to call us with any questions.