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Choosing the right kind of entry door for your home can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many options to choose from. Entry doors come in a variety of colours, textures, and materials, and it can be difficult to figure out what your specific needs are. When you’re looking for a new entry door, take these five things into consideration, so that you can pick your new door with confidence.

1. Style And Privacy 

The door to your home is the focal point of your entryway, so you want to make sure that it fits in well with the rest of your home’s exterior, and has the right level of privacy for you. If your home entrance is close to the street, for instance, privacy is extremely important, and a door with a clear glass panel would not be a good option. Luckily, there are many styles that still let in light while keeping your entryway as private as possible, like our Canadian Legacy Series Glass or Wrought Iron Collection

The style of your door is also something you need to think about. If you have an extremely modern entryway, a Fibreglass door with a smooth finish compliments that look, while more classic homes are complemented by wood grain. No matter what you choose, it’s best to test out different options before you decide anything! Dorplex has a door designer application, where you can upload photos of your home and test out different products, to make sure you’re making the best decision for your new entry door!

2. Energy Efficiency

Especially in a country like Canada, having a door that is energy efficient should be a top priority for any buyer. Regardless of materials, your door should be able to withstand the cold and rain that is inevitable in Canadian climates. A quality door should not allow any air to pass through, even if some of the heating or cooling is lost through the material of the door itself. That’s why here at Dorplex, we partner with Energy Star, to ensure that all of our products are safe, and save your money each month on your hydro bill.  

3. Weather Resistance

Unfortunately, it’s not just the cold or heat that you have to worry about when selecting your entry door. Canadian homes take on a lot of wear and tear from rain, snow, and humidity, all of which could cause permanent damage to your door if you don’t choose a reputable brand. Many companies offer cheaper doors that look the same on the outside, but the materials just don’t hold up over time. A good quality door of Fiberglass, steel, or wood should be able to withstand the varying environmental conditions for many years.  Make sure to ask what material may be best for the type of whether you experience where you live.

4. Security

Burglars are becoming smarter, but so are our doors. It is important for your front door to be secure so that you feel safe in your home. That’s why we partner with some of the most trusted lock makers in Canada, and why we stand by our Steel Guard Guarantee.

We stand by our reinforced lock systems, which is why if your home is broken into, we will cover the deductible on your insurance. Check out the full details here.

5. Warranty

Dorplex Stands by each door that we create, and that’s why we have an extended warranty package for each of our entry doors. When purchasing your entry door, make sure that you are covered in case of damage. Entry door repairs can be costly to fix, and because you use your entry door every day, it’s not something that you or your family want to take a chance on. 

Have more questions about entry doors? We’re always available to answer your questions! Click here to contact us.