How to Choose the Right Door for Your Home Entry | Murphy Construction

Your choice in the front door says a lot about your attention to important details. Do you want traditional, trendy, or feel more concerned about overall home security? Below are a few considerations to make before choosing the door for your new home.

Trends and Style

The type of material, size, and color of your entry door can make a big difference in the looks of your home. Steel, wood, and a variety of materials are available in styles of doors. Do you want a single door, double, or extra-wide for easy movement of furnishings? Make sure your final selection is one you can enjoy for years.

Weather Resistance and Energy Efficiency

The quality of the entry door you have installed makes a huge difference in the ability to withstand strong storms and improve energy efficiency. Make sure you install a door with the ability to withstand heavy rains, wind, and tossing debris for the occasions that bring nasty weather. Save more on your home cooling costs by selecting a door that fits well and limits airflow above and below.

Home Security

Steel or steel-reinforced doors are the best at providing ultimate security for your home. You can choose a door that offers stell construction and durability, yet has an attractive wood-grain look. Most steel doors are low-maintenance and last for decades.

The Limits of Your Budget

Entry doors for homes come in a variety of price ranges. Be prepared to pay more for higher quality and to get the security or weatherproofing features you want. Make sure you keep enough of your budget reserved to get the exact door you need.

Give us a call at Murphy Construction and begin planning the perfect new home build. We handle every detail from the roofing to the front door. We service the entire High Desert area of Southern California.