Your front door is one of the most important features of your house’s “face”, and the style of interior doors can help define the house’s style. A back entryway gives a home character, and if it is in the kitchen, a built in window can help air out your kitchen when it becomes smokey or filled with odor from cooking.
There are a wide variety of doors available, from old fashioned wood to wear-resistant vinyl or fiberglass, to super durable aluminum. Prices range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Choosing a door and a company to help you install it can be extremely challenging. There are so many brands and companies available, even finding where to start can feel overwhelming.
To narrow your search, choose a company that you can trust and use their recommendations to help you choose the door that will fit your needs and budget. There are several important things to consider in choosing good providers and contractors for your needs.
Companies that use subcontractors don’t always deliver what they market. While you may find the salesperson knowledgeable and the brand trustworthy, the person who actually shows up to do the work may be very different. You want a company that has employees trained and certified and held to the company standard to do quality work.
There are few things more off putting than a pushy salesperson. Especially when you are choosing something as important as a front door, you want a company that will care about you and your needs, not just about selling you the most expensive thing that you will buy.
You need to feel confident that the hardware you are having installed will not hurt you, your family, or the environment. Be certain that the product you buy is certified lead free and non toxic.
The door itself is the main decision you have to make, but there are many other considerations. Do you want your entryway stained or painted to a particular tone or color? Choose an installation company that will do the work for you, not expect you to paint or stain once the door is installed.
The company you choose should offer full service installation. Whatever kind of door you choose, you want to feel confident that when the job is done your stain, paint, jamb, etc. is all to your exact specifications. Ideally installers should have over a decade of experience, so you can know they know what they’re doing.