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Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You

Find the Replacement Door Thats Right for You

A major part of your Peoria-area home, doors are used every day and can be a key aspect of your home’s curb appeal and overall appearance both inside and out. So when the time comes to replace your entry or patio doors, picking the best option shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly.

At the start of your journey 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 best 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 answer. Fiberglass and steel entry doors also look great with any home type, last through harsh weather and are affordable for nearly any budget.

Before replacing your patio doors, make sure to decide between hinged or sliding door options. Hinged patio doors offer outstanding style and the widest possible opening. For tighter spaces, sliding patio doors are a great choice to fit your needs while still providing an excellent look at your view outside.

Improve Your Security

When you start 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 enhance 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 protecting your family and your home from bad weather as well as intruders. When discussing 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 available 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 aspects for your doors. With Pella® Insynctive®, your doors are synced with the system’s status indicator so you can simply see whether the door is open or closed and locked or unlocked.

If you have a replacement door project, Pella of Peoria is here to help. During your free, no-commitment consultation, you’ll meet with a knowledgeable Pella representative who can walk you through our extensive selection of entry and patio doors to help you choose the best door for your home. Get in touch with your Peoria showroom to get started.

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