Open New Possibilities in Your Home
Door replacement can improve the comfort and style of any space.

Starting your door replacement project
Things to think about when choosing a replacement door.

Your front door is one of the first things people notice about your home. And the right door replacement can dramatically improve your home’s curb appeal – and give a warm welcome to friends, family and guests. Below are some ideas for creating a great entry space you’ll enjoy for years to come.

  • Accessorize. Consider decorative glass accents  and stunning sidelights for your replacement door to give the exterior of your home an instant facelift.
  • Style with hardware. Look for decorative hardware finishes  to coordinate with other finishes in your home – such as light fixtures and cabinet hardware.
  • Refresh with color. Find a beautiful replacement door that adds a splash of color and helps your home stand out from the rest. For a more dramatic change, consider painting your home’s exterior.
  • Accent with lighting. Add a lighted walking path or install spotlights to bring out special landscaping or architectural focal points on your home. The style and finish of your replacement door can complement the outside light fixtures to create a nice, cohesive look.
  • Enhance with plants. Draw attention to your new replacement door by placing potted plants nearby. Planters or container gardens offer even more visual appeal. Flowerbeds along driveways and walkways can give your home a softer, more inviting feel as well.

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How door replacement works
3 steps to new doors.

The door replacement process can be divided into three steps: selection, installation and warranty/service coverage. Here’s an overview of what happens at each step:


Step 1: Selection:
As you set out to find the right door, you’ll start by:

  • Contacting and meeting with potential partners: direct with manufacturer, home improvement store and/or contractor
  • Understanding your installation options: manufacturer, home improvement store, contractor or DIY
  • Understanding the styles, options and material types that fit your personal style and your home
  • Creating a budget
  • Getting accurate measurements of your existing door
  • Receiving a
  • Choosing a replacement partner

Step 2: Installation:
Whether you do it yourself or have someone do it for you, installing a new door involves:

  • Creating a door installation plan and schedule
  • Prepping your home for installation day
  • Installers containing the work area to minimize disruption to the rest of your home

Step 3: Service/Warranty:
As you prepare to enjoy life with your new door, make sure you know:

  • How to operate and care for your new replacement door
  • Who to contact in the event issues with the door or installation arise
  • What your warranties do and don’t cover

Picking the replacement option that’s best for you.

There are generally four options to consider for your window replacement project: Working directly with a manufacturer, using an independent contractor, choosing your local home improvement store or doing the job yourself.

Each option has its unique benefits, but ultimately, your choice in a replacement partner will come down to three things:

  1. Your knowledge/comfort level with window replacement
  2. Your schedule
  3. Your budget

“From sales to service to installation, everyone at Pella that I dealt with was extremely professional, friendly and always helpful!”

 
– Jill, Pella Customer

 

Here's an overview to help you decide which window replacement option is right for your home project

 

Activity Manufacturer Independent Contractor Local Home Improvement Do It Yourself
Free in-home consultation with replacement professional   Varies  
Ability to browse product samples, features and options Varies
Professional measurement of existing windows and windows Varies
Partner with expert product knowledge Varies Varies
Free project estimate Varies  
Product warranty
Installation warranty Varies Varies
Discounts and financing offers Varies Varies Varies
Manufacturer-trained and certified installers Varies    
Single contact throughout process  
Support center for product- or service-related issues

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Preparing for the process

Review some important door basics before you start shopping.

Planning your budget

Review the 7 most common factors that affect your project cost.

Scheduling an in-home consultation

Shop for doors from the comfort of your own home.

 

 

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