Picking out a new door for your house

A great looking door can have an impact on the appearance of your house. Better curb appeal can also increase the value of your house should you choose to sell.

Replacement doors are now available in a wide array of styles. Keeping the same size door as you have now is a much more economical path than re-cutting the hole in your wall that the door now occupies.

Replacement Doors Silver Spring MD
Replacement Doors Silver Spring MD

The better manufacturers make a wide variety of door sizes to easily fit your existing opening. That being said, not every style is made in every size. Full light glass comes to mind as a door that is not generally available in narrow sizes. The glass is heavy so that the vertical parts of the door must be beefy enough to bear the weight.  The glass can look like the archers slot on a castle if the door is too narrow.

If you have a remodeler that installs a lot of doors, they will probably have a laptop program that will allow you to assemble a door on the screen so you can see what it looks like. Then you just need to balance your taste with the cost.

Decorative glass is very popular, but not everyone likes the same look.

As a general rule, the bigger the glass portion of the door, the more expensive it is. The more detailed the glass is, the more expensive it becomes.

We try to steer people to styles and colors that go with the architecture of their home. If you choose to do something different, that’s ok. We just want you do be intentional in doing something eclectic.

Sidelights and glass doors can have an unintended effect, making your life visible to people on the street. Many houses have the staircase just inside the front door, so getting a drink in the middle of the night may not be appropriate. Modesty can be accommodated by using obscure or translucent glass in the door. Doors with minimal glass at the top are also very private.

Keep in mind how much security matters to you. Less glass is always more secure.

So get a look that you like that balances appearance, security and comfort. Any good door company will let you think about for as long as you like, because we know that the door will have a big impact on the look of your house. A well -made door should last as long as you care to live in the house, and beyond. We want you to be happy with your choice

Keith Pearcy

 

Maryland Windows Doors Roofs

23 West All Saints Street, Frederick , Maryland 21701

Phone: 301 712-5228

MHIC #106619
email: info@marylandwindowsdoorsroofs.com

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