Your front door has seen a lot throughout the years. It’s been opened and closed several times a day and it’s starting to look weather-beaten and worn down from the elements. Before selecting a new front door and trying to pop it into place by yourself, consider that there is a correct way to perform such a task: you might need to get a professional to help you with your front door installation.

Material

Doors aren’t just made out of wood these days. Vinyl is becoming a popular option because it’s waterproof and resistant to termites and decay. Wood is still a popular and timeless option, and there are several designs available to you (do you want a fleur-de-lis glass window or a peephole?). You might want to get a door with a large window to maximize your house’s indoor light, or, for the security-conscious, you might want a heavy door with no window at all so nobody can see inside your house.

Security

Do you want your new door to have a simple lock and deadbolt system, or are you looking for something more complex? For home security matters, let professional door installers guide you to the best option for your home and your family’s safety needs. If you live in a metropolitan area that has a lot of crime, for example, you might want to look into professional security systems (such as alarms that are triggered by the door’s opening) as well as more complicated locks for your new door.

When you contact a professional door installer, you’ll need to do some prior research to determine which type of door you’re thinking of and whether it would be a good fit for your house. Be sure to ask your installer about security, types of doors they have available, and whether they will give you a free quote before proceeding with installation.