Custom Entry Doors
Your front door is the first chance you have to make an impression on everyone who enters your home. The entry is also a perfect place to save money on your utility bills by installing an energy efficient door. Wendell Siding offers top quality energy efficient products that are both stylish and functional. Entry doors are typically constructed of wood, steel, fiberglass, aluminum or a combination of these materials. The styles and selection are endless, but our staff can help you decide what products best fit your needs and desires.
Types of Doors
The most sought-after entry door is one made of solid wood, usually made from oak, fir and pine. However, even these strong woods have a tendency to warp and deteriorate if they are exposed to moisture over long periods of time. Solid wood doors can also be most expensive front-door option. For homeowners who still want an authentic wood look but are on a budget, door manufacturers are now making fiberglass or aluminum doors outfitted with hardwood panels.
Solid wood entry doors are may still be the most popular, but aluminum entry doors are catching up because they are less likely to warp and can provide greater security. Aluminum doors are the most resilient entry door option currently on the market. They have an enamel finish baked right onto them, so they require little upkeep, hardly ever need painting and won’t likely rust or dent.
Glass doors offer a view like no other. Available in swinging and sliding designs, glass doors are most commonly seen leading to decks and patios. In the past, homeowners had to sacrifice insulation for a good view. Today, most glass patio doors are made with two glass inserts and one screen slider.
Screen doors are used in combination with solid exterior doors in order to let you safely open up your home to air and light while still preventing insects from entering. When shopping for a screen door, you should look for one with a strong metal screen that will permit adequate air flow but that can’t be cut or punctured easily. A secure screen door also needs a solid lock and strong hinges.
Storm doors are installed over exterior doors to further protect your home from the elements. They aid home insulation by creating an extra layer of air space between the entry door and the outside world. Storm doors are typically made out of aluminum or vinyl and come in various styles. Some are designed to be removed entirely and stored during the summer, while others have removable or sliding glass panes that can be replaced with screens during the summer.
Pet doors are ideal for pet owners who are tired of hearing Fido continuously scratch at the door. These doors install into your home’s exterior door and allow pets the independence to go from the indoors to the outdoors when you’re not home. They come in two popular styles: flap doors, which have soft vinyl flaps that a pet can push open with its head; and electric doors, which are automatically activated by a sensor on your pet’s collar.