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Selecting the Best Front Door for Your MN Home

06jun19h8a14edThe top five national remodeling projects for this year are a new front door, wood deck addition, garage door replacement, attic bedrooms and a smaller kitchen remodel.

With all of these in mind, we’d like to share with you just how important adding a new door to your home really is. Not only are you making the home look better, but you’re able to up the value on your home as well.  Plus there’s increased curb appeal, since the front door is usually the first thing people notice about a home.   After all, the front door is those that makes a significant difference in the way the home looks.

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to front doors, but those you might see in a big-box home improvement store are only a small selection that is sent to that store. There are so many more out there. You can choose different styles, colors, sizes, hardware, and many other options such as decorative glass and side lights.

Another thing to keep in mind is that not every great-looking door is going to look great on your homee. This is why knowing the style and look of your house is very important. If there is not one clear style of your home, then you might want to look into a few different options and then go from there when it comes to which front door you want to have installed.  If you’re in doubt, the best thing you can do is get the advice of a professional door company like Window Outfitters.

Remember, the front door is the first thing that is seen on a house, and it is going to set the mood and tone, so you’ll want to make sure it works well with your home’s overall style. It’s wise to do your homework and carefully evaluate which door to purchase and have installed, since this is going to say a lot about the place you live.

There are also a number of types of materials you can choose for your new door. There are many options to choose from, including wood doors.  Wood doors are the traditional choice, and they’ve got natural beauty, they also come with some downfalls such as expanding, shrinking and splitting. And in Minnesota’s climate, fiberglass is a more stable material that provides the look of wood. Steel doors are also an option; they are resistant to a lot of things, are safer, and harder to damage.

You have three options to choose from when it comes to choosing and installing a new front door for your home. You can:

  1. Do it yourself and do the research needed to find the right one, and then attempt to install it yourself;
  2. Hire an independent residential architect and design professional that can give you more information on the doors that you should go with, and then either have it professionally installed or install it yourself; or
  3. Work with an experienced replacement door company to get help choosing the right door for your home, and then having them install it

We’d like to suggest that you skip item #1 and item #2 – we often get calls from homeowners who’ve gotten frustrated with their attempts to install an entry door themselves, and we don’t believe you need to spend the extra money on an architect.  We’ve got lots of experience helping homeowners pick out the right doors.  If it’s time for a new one at y our house, give our Minneapolis door company a call. We are happy to help. Check out our Pinterest page to see some of the doors that we can install for you.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.