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Selecting a Front Door that Creates a Lasting Impression

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Your front door is one of the major exterior and interior design components to your home.  Not only does it communicate a message about your style and personality, but it also is the first line of defense against break-ins.  Here are three things to consider when selecting your front door:

1.      Your Design Style

If you haven’t figured out your design style yet, there are a few resources online that can guide you through the process.  Front doors are made to accommodate most any design aesthetic, including contemporary, modern, country, and classic designs.  For one of the largest selections of residential doors online, check out or call 888 DOORS ETO to speak with a team member about the best design for your home or office.

2.      The Door Material

While doors used to be isolated to wood material, they now are also available in metal/aluminum, wood, and fiberglass options.  Each material has its share of benefits and limitations, particularly with respect to the climate in which the door will be installed. If your door will be exposed to extreme heat and a dry climate, special attention will need to be put towards selecting the wood species to avoid splitting and shrinkage. Aluminum doors create a beautiful front door entryway, but if you live in climates with a proper winter, a thermal break installation will be key for you and your family’s comfort.

3.      Security Options

The lock selected for your front door is another key component of your door system. Deadbolts are standard feature, but there are multi-point locking systems that add additional security, but maintain a single key function, thereby avoiding multiple keyed spaces on the door.  Your door salesperson should be able to assist in the selection of your locks, and if you want to discuss the lock options without committing to a door quite yet, try using ETO Doors Live Chat function to speak with an experienced team member about your front door locking needs.

These are just a few options to consider when selecting your front door, as with most home improvement projects, speaking with a professional in the respective improvement area is the safest way to avoid a DIY disaster.  The ETO Doors team is standing by M-F from 8a-5p PST to assist at 888 DOORS ETO or by going online at

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