Your front door can be the first element of your home that neighbors, family, and guests notice before you welcome them inside.

We understand the importance of choosing a front door that makes a great first impression, and one of the best ways to do so is by selecting the perfect material, style, and brand to match your home's unique architecture.

Consider some of the following helpful factors before upgrading your entryway with a beautiful, durable front door.

1. Determine the Perfect Door Material

Choose from the following durable materials to fit your budget, style, and unique needs.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass closely mimics wood grain textures, like cherry, oak, and mahogany, without the high-maintenance upkeep. Fiberglass is engineered to resist denting, scratching, swelling, and cracking and is a highly energy-efficient material.

Steel

Steel is a cost-effective, strong material that won't crack, break, or warp. Steel doors are some of the sturdiest on the market, and they come in a variety of finishes to match your home's exterior style.

2. Consider Your Home's Architecture

Your home's architectural style will dramatically impact your entry door's hardware, color, glass designs, and overall style. Use these ideas as inspiration before choosing your door:

Craftsman

Craftsman architecture encompasses Craftsman, Cottage, and Bungalow homes. These homes feature high-quality, detailed workmanship; blend in harmoniously with their surroundings; and have a cozy, practical layout.

Craftsman homes look great with warm, rich wood-style entry doors that highlight the artistry of the rest of the house. They're known for the "craftsman light" glass situated on the top third of the door. You can choose a simplistic patterned glass with clean lines that allows sunlight to flood your home while providing attractive visual appeal.

Traditional

Traditional architecture includes Colonial, Cape Cod, Farmhouse, and Georgian homes. These symmetrical styles are beloved for their timeless appeal and have been popular in the United States for centuries.

Fiberglass doors with a wood-like appearance are an excellent match for traditional homes. You can make your entry door the focal point of your home with bold hardware, classic panels, and an eye-catching shade, like bright red or turquoise blue. You can even incorporate opaque glass with a simplistic, elegant style to add natural light to your entryway.

Old World

Old World architecture includes Victorian, Mediterranean, and European homes. These styles are characterized by their steeply pitched rooflines, turrets and spires, eclectic detailing, and larger-than-life features.

Doors on these homes typically look great with dark colors, like dark green or cobalt blue, or simply a natural wood grain appearance with a darker stain. Old World styles also look great with a dramatic double-door configuration if your entryway allows enough space for this layout.

Contemporary

Contemporary architecture includes Ranch, Split Level, and Geometric homes. These modern styles are distinguished by open spaces, minimalist characteristics, and plenty of features that incorporate natural light.

Contemporary homes look great with a steel or fiberglass entry door that includes multiple glass panels to match this style's clean lines and emphasis on natural light. If you'd like to choose a color for your entry door, contemporary homes are enhanced with unexpected colors, like bright red or yellow, and sophisticated hardware to match this home's high-end appearance.

3. Choose a Trustworthy Replacement Door Brand

Once you decide on your front door's material and style, find a reliable brand that offers high-quality products that match your vision for your entryway.

ProVia

ProVia® offers heavy-duty steel and realistic woodgrain fiberglass entry doors in four styles. Here at North Georgia Replacement Windows, we offer their Signet® Fiberglass and Legacy® Steel series. These energy-efficient, durable doors offer a variety of options for customization, such as hand-crafted glass panels, stylish hardware, and gorgeous finishes.

MaxCraft

MaxCraft® offers three styles of innovative fiberglass doors—MaxGreen® Wood-Fiberglass Hybrid, American-Classic® Fiberglass, and IronMax-Classic® Fiberglass. These durable doors were explicitly created for home remodeling and retrofitting into existing openings. They provide the look of an authentic wood door without the high-maintenance upkeep.

Plastpro

Plastpro offers fiberglass doors in a variety of designs, sizes, and styles to elevate any home. Their doors include composite stiles and rails, HydroShield Technology, and composite Polyfiber (PF) Frames. With Plastpro, you can rest knowing your new doors are not susceptible to weather damage and require less maintenance without sacrificing performance or looks.

Therma-Tru

Therma-Tru offers thousands of variations of fiberglass and steel entry doors to match a wide range of styles—from Modern and Craftsman to Colonial and Victorian. You can choose from unique features, like impact-rated, noise-reducing, and energy-efficient doors, as well as distinctive wood grain profiles, glass designs, and more.

Clark Hall

Clark Hall manufactures custom steel and iron doors that embody elegance, style, and artistry to create a masterpiece for your entryway. These high-end doors allow you to completely customize your home's exterior while enjoying strength, durability, and security to last a lifetime.

Find a Stylish Entry Door for Your Home with North Georgia Replacement Windows

Your exterior blends architectural elements and personal preferences to create a one-of-a-kind style that's uniquely "you."

At North Georgia Replacement Windows, we believe you should have plenty of brands and finishes to choose from when installing your new front door to match your personal style. Learn more about our beautiful, durable fiberglass and steel entry doors to find the perfect addition to your lovely entryway. Contact us today to schedule your free entry door proposal.