Entry Door Buying Guide

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A lovely, high-quality front door improves the look and aesthetic appeal of your home while still keeping your family safe and comfortable. This guide will walk you through the necessary tips, tricks, and terminology before purchasing a new front door. Winmax will be your go-to professional door installation service after you’ve found the right type of exterior doors for your house.

Why Replace Your Entry Door?

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Aesthetic Upgrade

Perhaps you’d like to change from a plain door to something more luxurious. You may want to consider replacing your fibreglass doors with a fibreglass door that looks like a conventional wood door. Alternatively, you can discover that slightly different exterior door styles enhance and upgrades the appearance of your home’s exterior. If you want to put your house on the market in the future, a cosmetic update is particularly necessary.

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Improved Security

A door is just as safe as the lock that keeps it in place when it comes to securing your house. Choosing a door made of a strong substance will discourage unwelcome guests. A grade-40 door is the best choice on the market for residential applications. A steel door is going to be your only bet for a door to defend you out of all the alternatives on the market today.

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Energy Efficiency

Many people think about changing their front door because they want to increase their home’s energy quality. In some cases, having an insulated front door will help you save up to 30% on energy costs. 

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Your front door could be a conventional wood entry door if you reside in an older house. Wooden doors tend to expand in hot weather and contract in cold weather. This will make it difficult to open and close your entrance to the house, as it weakens over time. If your door isn’t functioning properly, it may be time to replace it.

Noise Reduction

Some types of doors will reduce the amount of outside noise that enters your house, giving you the peace and quiet you crave after a busy day at work.

Buyer’s Entry Doors Tips

  • Your warranty is the most important part of your front door purchase
  • Proper Installation is the key to energy efficiency and the longevity of your door
  • All door frames are not created equal

The Terminology You Should Know Before Buying an Entry Door

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Many of today’s best entrance doors have a decorative glass — lite — incorporated into their construction. These inserts, whether they’re a sidelite, transom, or slab lite, will reduce a door’s energy efficiency, but most modern doors are built with double-pane glass to accommodate.

Divided Lite

The glass of some doors with glass panels can be separated or, in some cases, actually have the impression of being divided.

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The wooden, metal, or plastic details that offer the impression of divided panes in a divided lite window are known as grilles.


Moulding is built around the door to cover any holes between the door frame and the house’s walls. This is usually used in pre-hung doors and is often known as casing or trim.


A door that swings open into the interior of the house is referred to as a swing door.

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A door that swings open to the outside of the house.


The location of hinges on a door is referred to by this term.


The location of hinges on a door is referred to by this term.

Call us today to help you pick out the right entrance door for you and have it installed by us professionally.