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When it comes to choosing the elements of your home’s exterior, your entry door is the central focal point. Your entry door represents you, and it’s the first thing that you and your family see when entering and exiting your home. The door that you choose is pretty important and with so many options available, it can be difficult to figure out what style or color works for your home. Luckily we’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you figure out which door is best suited for your home!

Figure Out Your Style:

Are you someone who prefers a more modern take on your exterior door? Or are more intricate doors something that you’ve always been drawn to? When choosing your exterior door, it’s important to take into account two things:

1. What does the exterior of your home already look like?
If you have an extremely modern home, it’s going to look a little off if you choose a traditional or cottage style door. You want to compliment the elements that your home already has

2. What privacy level is important to you?
At Dorplex, we have glass options ranging from 1 (completely transparent) to 9 (almost opaque). You can also choose not to have a glass insert on your door at all, making it completely private and energy efficient.

Test It Out:

Once you have figured out which style works best for you, try it out with our Door Designer feature. The door designer allows you to upload photos of your home, and then compare what different styles would look like with your current exterior. It’s a great way to hone in on what you’re looking for before you choose your custom door.

Take The Weather Into Account:

All entry doors are not created equal, and if you live in Canada, it’s important to take into account the energy rating of your entry door. Purchasing a cheaply made door may seem more cost effective in the short term, but you’ll end up paying more in the long run.  Choose an entry door that supports your HVAC’s lifespan, saves you money on heating/cooling bills, and reduces your carbon footprint.

Get Expert Advice:

The entry door of your home is the central focal point for guests and onlookers, and it plays a crucial role in representing you. Most homeowners inherited their entry door with the purchase of their current home, but don’t necessarily think it actually represents who they are. If this sounds like you, check out our full range of door and glass options. Changing your exterior door is one of the easiest ways to update your home without major renovations, so it’s a great way to update without breaking the bank.