4 Tips on Choosing an Exterior Door for Your Home

Exterior doors are important for both security and curb appeal. That is why you should never make a hasty decision when buying one. Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County, your trusted source of high-quality doors and windows, offers these four tips on choosing the right exterior doors in Orange County, CA:

Exterior Door

1. Choose the Material Carefully

The life and performance of an exterior door mainly relies on the material from which it is built. Below are the primary considerations that should matter when choosing an exterior door:

  • Cost efficiency
  • Security
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Resistance to weather and temperature changes
  • Aesthetic versatility and elegance

Our Renewal by Andersen French doors are built from laminated veneer lumber with permanent Perma-Shield® exterior. Their composition ensures exceptional durability and low maintenance requirements. The doors also feature multi-point locking systems that for optimal security and ease of use.

2. Select Style and Color for Personality

Your exterior door’s style and color are the first things that people will notice. For the color, you can stay within the general color theme of your home, but feel free to go bolder. The door style will depend on a number of things, such as what your home’s architectural style is and where the door will be installed. Front doors are usually solid, but may come with window units. On the other hand, patio doors can be more relaxed when it comes to style.

3. Choose Low-E for Window Units and Glass Doors

If you are getting a door with window units or one that is made of glass panels, it is best to go for low-e products. Fortunately, our sliding glass doors in Orange County, CA, help enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Part of the reason is their High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass.

4. Check the ENERGY STAR® Label

When a door has an ENERGY STAR label, it means that it has passed stringent energy performance tests. It also assures you of outstanding efficiency values. We’re proud to say that our products meet the program’s requirements.

If you are looking for high-quality and energy-efficient exterior doors, consult Renewal by Andersen of Orange County. We offer a variety of exterior doors, from gliding patio doors to French doors in Orange County, CA. Call us now at (949) 216-7711 for more information.