Consumer Reports on Front Doors

Your front door is the entry to your home and the first thing guests see when they arrive. If your door is old and worn, a replacement door can do wonders for adding to the curb appeal of your home. Additionally, a new door can save you money on heating and cooling costs by eliminating leaks and drafts. Choosing a new front door can be difficult at times so Consumer Reports published an informative article, Entry door buying guide, to help you make the right decision.

This article provides information about:

  • Researching your door options online
  • Ensuring that the door you choose is energy efficient
  • How to go about installing your new door
  • Choosing a door that will provide safety for you and your family
  • The types of door materials you have to choose from, including wood, fiberglass and steel
  • Available options, such as glass window panes, adjustable thresholds, rails and stiles.

Learn more about each of these by reading the full article here.

The writers at Consumer Reports strongly recommend that unless you are a skilled carpenter, you hire a professional to do your door installation. For those who live in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, Baltic Home Improvements is a contractor you can count on. Learn why we have been cited for excellence by both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List by scheduling an appointment for a free estimate. Contact us today to learn more.

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