Best residential entrance doors


Old 09-02-15, 09:05 AM
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Best residential entrance doors

I would like suggestions for a top quality entrance door with side lites. We are thinking of replacing our door with a new door and would like to replace it with something of much better quality than the box stores offer. We are looking at Pella and really don't know who else makes a quality door. Would appreciate all opinions/suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 09-02-15, 01:57 PM
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Our local Jeld Wen distributor has a great looking front door for their entrance. Mahogany. $15,000. So it will really depend on the depth of your pockets. Many people like fiberglas doors. They are great where there is a distinct difference in humidity and temperatures. YKK has come up with new and innovative door designs in the past year. I know it isn't a well known brand, but I have installed several windows for clients who bought them and they like them so far.
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I just went through this and after a lot of research I chose ProVia. Web reviews were overwhelmingly positive for both the doors and the service, so you may want to check them out. They make full range of wood, fiberglass and steel, so choose your poison.

Just got the call today that mine have come in so I will be installing them soon. Can report back after I do...
Old 09-02-15, 02:56 PM
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Pella and Anderson are the reigning heavyweight champs both in product and price. Thermatru makes a nice door and I have installed several. Your mid-range doors are all functional and the upgrades are in the glass used. Pella at the box stores is a far cry from Pella you will purchase from a dealer. If you want to be impressed, stop by a pella showroom (but only after a quick visit to your banker to check loan availability )

Edit: Don't forget to plan ahead at this point. If you are going to have a storm door added you want the frame modified to accept one from the factory. Also if a storm door is going to cover up some of the door, is it necessary to purchase all the bells and whistles just to have them hiding behind another door....just saying...
Old 09-02-15, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the responses!

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