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The Top Four Features to Consider When Choosing New Doors

Posted on Friday, 18 September 2015.

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There are numerous things to consider when buying new doors for your home. Budget, placement, and material are only a few. It can be overwhelming reviewing so many factors involved in door installation in Washington, D.C. All you need to do is focus on these four features: security, durability, energy efficiency, and beauty.


Your door is the entrance into your home, so it needs to protect you from unwanted visitors. Your choice should offer you the amount of privacy you desire (ex: selecting the right type of glass panels or avoiding them altogether). It should be installed properly and be made from strong materials to prevent easy break-ins.


Whether for your home’s interior or exterior, your doors need to endure everyday use. They are often slammed, banged, kicked, and unintentionally harmed in other ways. You don’t want them falling apart from daily wear and tear. Also, your exterior doors should be made to withstand the elements and harsh weather conditions of your area. Make sure that the company doing your door installation in Washington, D.C., offers only the best brands that have been tested for strength and durability. A good sign is if both the manufacturer and installer include excellent warranties.

Energy Efficiency

When you decide on the material of your door, consider its energy efficiency. A high rating in that department will mean you will save money on your energy bills. You will receive back in savings what you spent on a more expensive option.


After you have considered the more important properties of your door, then you can focus on aesthetic appeal. A beautiful entrance enhances the appearance of your home and even can increase the perceived value of your house. The hardware you choose also makes a difference in the overall look.

Next time you shop around for the right product for your door installation in Washington, D.C., remember to consider security, durability, energy efficiency, and beauty. Finding the right combination of these traits will ensure you buy the perfect doors for your home.

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