Choosing a Front Door

What shape is your front door in? Does it look dull and faded? Is the paint peeling? Do you need a new front door? Choosing a new door can seem overwhelming—but when you narrow it down and choose the right company to help, it’s not difficult!

Because your entry door is a major part of your home’s façade, there are several factors you should consider before making a final decision.

How to Choose a Front Door: Factors to Consider

You’ll need to talk to a door installation company, but in general, when you’re in the market for a new front door, the factors to keep in mind include:


Wood is the traditional door material. In fact, many years ago, it was just about the only option available. Today, there are a variety of materials to choose from besides wood—steel and fiberglass are two popular ones. Fiberglass doors may be a bit more costly than steel doors, but their energy efficiency and durability is almost unparalleled.


Where is your front door located? If it’s south-facing, it will absorb more heat, so it may be a good idea to choose a lighter color finish. This can help keep your door’s surface from getting uncomfortably hot and also help you save on your energy bills. Of course, a storm door (to protect the front door) can also help with any energy issues.


The size of your front door can be limiting. You can’t get double doors if your space doesn’t allow for it. This can be changed, but keep in mind that it will most likely cost more and take more time for the installation to be completed.


Do you want any extra or special features for your front door? For example, sidelites may be useful if your front hall/foyer is dim and doesn’t get a lot of natural light. Other options are available (depending on the manufacturer), such as:

  • Custom glass
  • Rounded or arched tops
  • Custom knobs or handles

Front Doors from Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie

Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers a variety of front doors to meet every need and aesthetic taste. We can install both steel and fiberglass front entry doors from ProVia, Masonite and Home Guard.

If you need a new front door for your home in the central Indiana area, contact us today to learn more!