[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your front entry door is one of the first things guest will notice when they approach your Vacaville home, so you want to make a strong first impression. However if it’s your first time shopping for front entry doors, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the number of options currently available on the market. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert to find the perfect front entry doors, you just have to know what to look for. To help, we’ve created the ultimate front entry door cheat sheet to help you find exactly what your home needs.

Weather Resistance is Key

Since your front entry door will be facing a number of external factors, weather resistance is vital for optimal performance. One major area affected by weather resistance is how energy efficient your doors are. While many homeowners prefer more traditional door materials, like wood, the material tends to absorb excess moisture. As a result, the doors begin to rot and distort, causing gaps and drafts to form around the door frame allowing your heating and cooling efforts to escape your home. In fact, according to the American Energy Association (AEA) this is how up to 60% of the energy in the average American household is wasted each year. Go for a more durable, weather resistant material.

Know Your Style Options

There are a number of front entry door options currently available in the market including Inswing, Outswing, Right Hand, Left Hand, Lite, Divided Lite, Grille, Caming, Brickmould, Slab Door, and Prehung door. Each style varies in the way they open, the amount of glass utilized, and the way the panes are divided. While shopping for the perfect style for your home, it’s important that you not only know what will be an aesthetic match for your home, but what will blend well with the exterior layout of your home. Take into account any shrubbery, patio furniture, or walkways that you want to avoid blocking.

Always Know the Measurements

It’s highly recommended to rely on a professional when measuring your door frame. However, if you choose to do it yourself it’s important to remember that doors are measured in feet and inches. The average door measures 36” wide x 80” height x 1 ¾” thick. This size of door is also referred to as a 3/0 x 6/8 x 1 ¾.

Want to learn more about how to shop for your Vacaville, CA entry doors like a pro? Then it’s time to stop by Rocket Door for your free one on one consultation with one of our highly trained door experts. You’ll receive valuable, no pressure information on your ideal front entry door options while having all of your questions answered. From there you can stop by our showroom floor to see our quality front entry door models up close. To get started today simply call 707-689-5147 or visit our store located at 1639 E Monte Vista Avenue #L103 Vacaville, CA 95688.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]