Your Guide to Selecting Doors for a New Home

Your Guide to Selecting Doors for a New HomeSpacious kitchen with wood flooring, golden yellow walls, and white hinged patio doors that lead to a deck.

Choosing the right doors for a new home that is under construction may seem like the simplest of tasks from the outset. But if you’ve performed even the smallest degree of research, you’ve probably quickly discovered how much thought actually goes into making the right decision. So, how can you be sure you’re choosing the best possible doors for your new home? Consider these tips as a good starting point:

Security Reigns Supreme

Above all else, most homeowners want the doors of their homes to give them peace of mind in knowing their families are protected from damage caused by the outdoor elements and would-be intruders. Be sure the doors for your new home feature intricate security properties such as the five-point locking system that comes on the hinged patio doors available for installation by RBA of Greater Wisconsin.

Configuration Is Key

Perhaps the next aspect you’ll want to consider is the functionality of your new door. Most patio doors are available in two popular styles: hinged and sliding. Choosing which type will work best for your new home will boil down to the amount of space available and how much foot traffic you anticipate having come through that area. For locations in the home where foot traffic is minimal and there is plenty of room for a door to swing out or in, hinged patio doors make for a good fit. Conversely, for those areas of the home where high foot traffic is expected or where the door opening is located in a cramped spot, sliding patio door styles work best.

Keep Long-Term Quality in Mind

Many doors look fantastic in a showroom or even in the few years that immediately follow installation. But what about the years that lie beyond? You want patio doors that are built to withstand the test of time and won’t warp, rot, or sag in a harsh climate. In addition, doors that perform well against the elements tend to require less upkeep, such as painting or scraping.

Don’t Compromise on Appearance

Perhaps the one feature of your doors that guests and passersby will notice above all is their visual appeal. You’ll want to partner with a patio door company that offers a number of customizable options from exterior colors and interior woodgrain finishes to hardware accents and even optional grille patterns, giving you full control in determining a look that perfectly complements your home both inside and out.

Installation Makes All the Difference

Ultimately, none of these qualities matter if the doors you choose for your new home are improperly installed. Luckily, homeowners in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas can turn to RBA of Greater Wisconsin® for not only top-of-the-line patio doors but also expert installation performed by our team of factory-trained and -certified master craftsmen. As a subsidiary of the renowned manufacturer Renewal by Andersen, our professional installers carry a wealth of product knowledge and pride themselves in performing patio door installations with the utmost craftsmanship.

Contact us today for more information about the patio doors available from RBA of Greater Wisconsin for your new home.

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