The Basics of Selecting a New Entry Door

The Basics of Selecting a New Entry Door

For many people, the front door says a lot about who lives inside a home. It’s the gateway to your abode and the first big impression guests get when they come visit, and at Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we’re here to service all your entry door and security door needs with you and your family’s style in mind.

When you’re going about selecting your entry door, there are a few extremely basic, broad areas to keep track of. Even if these seem like common sense, it’s good to keep them in mind when this is your next big purchase.


It seems straightforward, but budgeting for a big home project like a new entry door comes with more details than you might imagine. Many of these are details we’ll assist you with, but a few of the elements you’ll want to keep in mind include:

  • Upfront costs
  • Estimated lifespan
  • Potential maintenance (very low on Price’s products)
  • Hardware and accessories (handles, stained glass, etc.)
  • Additional entry features (stairs, lighting, doorbells)
  • Staining or painting costs

Replacing or installing entry doors is just like any other major home renovation – an investment. It should be treated like one.


Which material you choose for your custom door will go a long way to determining the quality you receive. We offer doors made using wood, glass, fiberglass and other high-quality materials, and your preferences will be key. Looking for rich, old-fashioned beauty? A wood door is likely for you. Looking for a high-performance door that’s energy efficient? Fiberglass is right up your alley. Our experts can assist you with the right material for your project.


Most standard entryways are 80 inches tall by 36 inches wide and about 2 inches thick, but yours might be different. Some homes will require double doors or thicker products. Remember to include any sidelights or other decorative items in your calculations here.


Finally, the style you and your family want to project will usually be your key determining factor. You want to complement the rest of your home with the front door, and set guest expectations from the moment they’re on your stoop.

Everyone has their own style, and no one has a larger selection to match your needs than Price’s Guaranteed Doors. Speak with one of our expert customer service professionals today.