The entryway to your home makes a statement about the entire house and can convey an open and warm feeling to potential visitors. Available in a variety of high-endurance materials including: wood, vinyl, composite, fiberglass and aluminum, the doors offered by VA Exteriors are just as effective in keeping out the weather as they are at welcoming guests.
VA Exteriors proudly offers ProVia and Harvey doors
Functional, beautiful and full of features. Our variety of entry doors can give you the entryway you need to give guests the impression you want.
Also called sliding glass doors, these doors are designed to glide horizontally with one operating panel and one stationary panel. They fit into tighter spaces than our hinged doors because their panels don't interfere with your room or patio.
Add an extra layer of protection to your home with a storm door. One of the features that homeowners love most when shopping for a storm door is the ability to easily transition between a full pane of glass and a breezy screen.
Factors To Consider
1. What kind of door should I choose?
Generally, you should keep three things in mind: style, energy efficiency and security.
Style – Do you like a Craftsman style door? Or do you prefer a traditional colonial look? Are you looking to make a bold statement, or would you rather go with something a bit more subtle? Choosing a new exterior door can be fun, as there are many styles and colors to choose from.
Energy Efficiency – If you want to lower your home heating and cooling bills, new doors are an excellent way to do it. Your home loses the majority of its heat and cool air through its windows and doors, and a new, high-quality door can stop heated or cooled air from escaping. Your energy efficiency goals will influence which type of material you choose.
Security – Your front door is the easiest entry point for thieves, so it’s important to choose a door that gives you the most protection possible.
2. What type of material should I choose?
If it’s time to replace your front door, or you need to replace all of your exterior doors, you have several options when it comes to materials. The most common materials are wood, fiberglass and steel.
Wood – Wood doors are classic, and many people are drawn to the rich look they offer. However, they are generally more expensive than other options, and they require periodic maintenance to retain their looks. They’re also generally a poor choice for homes that face east or west, as these homes tend to take a beating from sunlight, which can quickly fade and warp wood.
Fiberglass – Fiberglass doors are more affordable than wood, and they come with the added bonus of low maintenance. They’re also extremely durable and energy efficient. Best of all, modern fiberglass doors can mimic the look of wood at an affordable price.
Steel – Steel doors are incredibly strong, making them an excellent choice for exterior doors. They can also be painted in colors that complement the rest of your home. Like fiberglass, steel doors will save you money on your energy bills.
3. Which Types of Locks and Hardware Do I Need?
When you pick a new door, you must also select a lock and hardware to go with it. Understandably, most homeowners are concerned about security when it comes to an exterior door. Locks range in price as well as level of security. VA Exteriors can help you select hardware that looks great, fits your budget and offers peace of mind when it comes to safeguarding your family and your property.
4. Will the Doors Swing Inward or Outward?
The majority of exterior doors are designed to swing inward. This offers better security, and most people are used to outside doors swinging towards the inside. However, climate can also play a role in whether an outside door swings inward or outward. For example, areas of the country that experience tropical storms and hurricanes sometimes use outward-swinging exterior doors, as they are less likely to be blown in by high winds. By contrast, homeowners in climates that receive heavy snowfall in the winter months typically opt for an inward-swinging door that won’t stop them from leaving their home if snow piles up outside.
No matter what type of doors you are searching for, VA Exteriors can help. Contact us today for a free quote