Shopping Considerations for Replacement Entry Doors

Just as eyes are the windows to the soul, front doors are a reflection of the architectural style and preferences of homeowners. A quick look at any well-thought-out entry door will reveal much information about the dwellings and signature styles of their inhabitants.

Since the front door is a significant component of the edifice, choosing a new door shouldn’t be taken lightly. Giving your replacement front door some thought can go a long way as it can impact not just the style but also the utility you get out of your door.

To make the process less overwhelming, we’ve outlined all the steps and decisions involved so you can get a better understanding of the process and find the right fit for your home.

As you embark on your mission to find a replacement entry door, follow these easy steps for a comfortable and confident door shopping experience!

1. Look for inspiration online.

Look for tips, ideas, and photos online of different try doors for a better sense of what might work for your home. You can also rule out ideas that you don’t like and save photos that appeal to you. (Hint: our Instagram feed is a great place to start your search for steel and iron front doors)

Keep in mind the following during your search:

  • The architectural style of your home
  • The material you like for your door (steel, wood, fiberglass, and so on)
  • The size of your entryway and space outside

2. Check out your replacement options.

The next step is to start looking for what’s available in the market. Look for stores online that sell doors similar to what you have in mind. If you’re looking for steel and iron door samples, we’ve got a wide range of options available in store that work with a variety of house styles.

For instance, if you’re looking for a minimalist solution for a smaller entryway, we suggest the single arched iron French door for your entrance. Conversely, if you’re looking to make a bold statement with the entrance, we’ve got some great options in iron double doors with exquisite scrollwork that you’ll love!

3. Determine your budget.

Once you’ve figured out the type of door you want, it’s time to set a budget. After your research, you must have a rough estimate of the average cost of the door design. This should help you set a realistic budget and find options within your price range. In general, standard door options will cost you less compared to customized special orders.

4. Talk to an expert.

If you’re having trouble finalizing your door design, talk to an expert. They might be able to guide you better about what designs are most popular in your region and what considerations you should keep in mind. They may even suggest new ways to accessorize your door, such as through the use of sidelights and transoms. This may help you find a better solution.

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With Pinky’s Iron Doors, we’re dedicated to meeting the door needs of our customers. With several decades of experience in the business, you can trust us to get the details of your iron or steel door just right.

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