Why Front Entry Doors Are Essential to Your Home

Front entry doors Houston TX

Your front door is an essential part of your home’s facade. It can add to the style of your home while providing security and improving energy efficiency.

However, harsh Texas sun and high humdity can leave it faded, warped or rotting over time. Fortunately, you can choose replacement doors that combine beauty, durability and functionality.


The front doors of Houston homes can take a beating. Moisture-laden air, high winds and heavy rain from springtime thunderstorms and Gulf of Mexico saltwater spray can wear out traditional entry doors and undermine their functionality. Metal-clad and steel front doors stand up to this abuse and can help keep families safe and secure.

Upgrading to fiberglass or steel front doors can make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your home. Whether you live in an historic River Oaks or Memorial home, or a modern two-story beauty in the Heights, a Pella front door will complement your architectural style.

Front doors with glass let in natural light, making your home more welcoming and energizing. Choose from transparent, decorative or leaded glass to suit your taste. Glass options can be incorporated into your front door, transom window or sidelight. They can also be combined with wood elements to create the right look for your entryway.


Though it may seem like a trivial aspect of the front door, security is important. Whether you are concerned about break-ins, compromised home security, or severe weather damage, you want to feel confident that your family is safe at home or away.

To combat the threat of break-ins, you can upgrade your door with reinforced locks. These are beefier versions of your standard lock that require more force and pressure to break. Criminals are often afraid to make noise or cause a scene when attempting to breach a door so they will be less likely to attempt a burglary at your home if you have reinforced locks.

Another way to improve your front door’s security is to replace the hinges and strike plate with more sturdy materials. Wood entry doors are especially vulnerable to damage from attempted break-ins and severe weather. A steel-clad front door is better suited for Houston’s climate since it can withstand strong winds and rain without rusting or warping.

Energy Efficiency

A stylish, energy efficient front door adds a premium to your home’s value. As you consider your options, check out how different types of doors work with the rest of your home’s aesthetic. Patio sliding doors and French doors offer space-saving design, while Bi-fold doors open up a whole wall of glass to bring the outdoors in.

Iron doors have a classic elegance and beauty, as well as noted strength and durability. They are also available in a wide variety of styles, decorative patterns, and colors to suit any taste. The eye-catching look of an iron door may even attract potential buyers and increase your home’s resale value.

If you want to let natural light stream into your entryway, select a door with glass elements. Frosted or textured glass creates a light-filled appearance without sacrificing privacy. Alternatively, you can go for a fully glass door or opt for a combination of glass and steel for a contemporary style.


Your home’s front door creates your first impression to visitors and passers-by, so it is important to keep it looking pristine and welcoming. Over time your doors may begin to show signs of wear and tear including scratches, dings and dents, warping and rotting. Additionally, homeowners often find their doors are letting in drafts and unwanted heat.

Fortunately, a replacement door can add value and style to your Houston TX home while also improving energy efficiency. Crafted from a variety of materials, our doors are designed to last and come in a range of styles to suit your taste.

Moisture-laden air, heavy winds, saltwater spray off the Gulf of Mexico and other factors can wreak havoc on exterior doors. However, with a little maintenance, you can help extend the lifespan of your new entry door and ensure it looks beautiful for years to come. Our experts can provide the necessary maintenance for wood, fiberglass and metal doors.