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Enhance Your Curb Appeal With A New Entry Or Storm Door

Fran Beaulieu

May 10, 2022

It’s amazing to see how much front entry doors can enhance the entire appearance of a home. If you’ve looked at your home from the outside and thought about different residential home improvement projects to complete, consider starting with the front door. Sometimes you simply need a fresh coat of paint. But if your door is older and outdated, then replacing it could be worthwhile.

The hard part about selecting front entry doors is there are so many options to choose from. The experts at Beaulieu Home Improvement can make this process much easier by understanding your desires and presenting you with quality options that match those desires and your budget. Here’s what you need to know about the top entry doors and storm doors.

Customize Your Entry Door With ThermaTru Doors

ThermaTru doors are some of the most popular entry doors homeowners choose. They are very reliable and homeowners have a range of customization options to suit their needs. The foam-filled fiberglass door systems come in a variety of finishes and styles, including:

  • Classic Craft - these are the most detailed doors and include the Mahogany Collection, Rustic Collection, Oak Collection, and Canvas Collection.
  • Fiber Classic - these include a natural woodgrain finish texture.
  • Smoothstar - these are smooth finish paintable doors.

With ThermaTru front entry doors, you can order them as an unfinished primed door ready to paint or a painted or stained door ready to be hung. Other customization options you have for your ThermaTru entry door include:

  • Choice of glass style and the amount of glass
  • Choice of handle style and color
  • Choice of hinge color
  • Choice of jamb material, finish, and size
  • Choice of threshold finish
  • Choice of swing direction and side
  • Choice of primed or clear interior trim

ThermaTru also takes great pride in offering additional security options for their front entry doors. Those features include a multi-point locking system so the door can’t be kicked in, as well as options for a peep site, kickplate, mail slot, and dentil shelf.

The wide range of options is meant to ensure you get exactly what you want from your entry door. Our professionals at Beaulieu Home Improvement will help you sort through them all and make the shopping experience a pleasant one for you.

What To Know About Andersen Storm Doors

Homeowners often spend a lot of time deciding on front exterior doors but don’t think much about storm doors. The basic functions of a storm door are to allow extra light to enter the home, increase ventilation, create an extra barrier from insects, and more. Beaulieu Home Improvement offers a few different types of storm doors we believe provide great value to homeowners. One of those is Andersen storm doors.

Andersen storm doors are common and provide homeowners with a few different options. You can select a full-view storm door if you want the most possible light to enter your home. Or if that’s not important to you, then you can opt for the partial-view door for more of a classic look that has a solid panel on the lower portion of the door. Another great option Andersen offers is a retractable screen to prevent insects from entering your home. It’s a perfect choice for people who want a full-view door and the flexibility of having a retractable screen without needing to swap the glass and screen multiple times a year.

Who Are ProVia Storm Doors For?

ProVia storm doors are also popular options for homeowners. If you have a custom-size door opening or if you want a half-light or three-quarter-light style storm door, then our experts will likely recommend ProVia. Customization options are important for exterior doors because you want to balance functionality with aesthetics. ProVia has several product lines that include various options to suit the needs of a wide range of customers. Some of those options include designer glass choices, retractable screens, stainless steel screens, and more. No matter your lifestyle or choice in aesthetics, ProVia likely has an option to suit your needs.

Another thing homeowners can appreciate about ProVia doors is their half-light and three-quarter-light storm doors have a hollow core. Doors with a solid core could allow water or moisture to get inside, which causes it to expand. During the winter, this water could expand and significantly damage the door beyond repair. This is not an issue with the ProVia storm doors with a hollow core.

Larson Storm Doors Are Quality Options

Larson storm doors also provide great options for homeowners whether you’re looking for a basic storm door or one with some specialty options. A popular feature for Larson storm doors is their Screen Away® option, which includes a built-in screen that can be pulled down when used or hidden when not in use. If security is a primary concern when shopping for a storm door, then Larson offers a steel mesh screen option and a laminated glass option to provide ultimate security without negatively impacting your view.

Trust Beaulieu Home Improvement For Your Home Renovations

Beaulieu Home Improvement is here to help you with all of your residential home improvement needs. You can instantly upgrade the look of your home with new exterior doors, and we offer some of the best options for homeowners. We will have your new doors installed in no time so you can enjoy them for years to come. It starts with a free consultation to discuss your project and needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us to start the process.

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