Entry Door Replacement & Installation
What are Entry Doors?
Entry doors are often called front doors, entrance doors, exterior doors, and external doors. They can be a front, side, or back door. We’ll use these terms interchangeably at times, and differentiate at others. Believe it or not, there’s dozens of parts to a front door that make it sturdy, stylish, and energy-efficient. Not all entry doors are created equally – and some provide much better ROI than others.
Front Door Replacement in the Seattle/Tacoma Area
You see a beautiful house, how do you describe it? “It was a beautiful dark blue home, white trim, and oh, that front door, wow.”
Now, imagine how that conversation would go without a front door at least as beautiful as the home. Probably something like, “It was a really nice place. I feel like the door didn’t quite fit the rest of the house, but it was nice.” What a “meh” description for an otherwise great house.
Front doors protect you from intruders and the elements, and affect the efficiency of your home, but just as importantly, your front door pulls the style of your home together. It’s also the first touch point a person has with your house, so it’s impact on how your visitor experiences your home’s atmosphere is immense. Does the door visually impress? Does it feel good in their hands? How does it sound when your guest knocks – hollow or solid? What’s the hardware like?
What about curb appeal? If you’re selling your home, then you likely know the importance of appearance. You want the highest price, and nothing convinces a buyer like the “wow factor.” Give them the wow factor.
Whether it’s a front door, side door, or back door, your entrance door has a tough job. It has to look the part, and play protector, greeter, and be well versed in environmental conservation.
Modern Front Door & Entry Door Materials
Today’s entry door systems are made of various materials that each carries their own unique qualities. The most popular entry door systems are made of fiberglass and steel.
Fiberglass entry doors have become the material of choice in recent years because of their low-maintenance qualities, energy efficiency, and increased design options. Fiberglass doors come in several sizes and styles, and are available with many beautiful decorative glass options.
In addition you can paint or stain fiberglass doors to match nearly any home design.
Provia is a fiberglass entry door manufacturer with industry-leading designs and technologies. Their doors are made to be energy efficient, flexible, and durable. They offer premium doors that are customizable to the high standards of PNW homes.
Fiberglass Door Benefits
If you have lots of traffic come through an entry point, the fiberglass is likely the best option as an entrance door. They’re versatile and come with some great benefits:
- Wood appearance – grain texture can be molded into the door
- Energy efficient – 2.5″ thick, dual perimeter seals, custom bottom sweep, and insulation cahnnel in the side rails.
- Can be stained or painted – match or compliment your house’s exterior
- Durable & weather-resistant – less maintenance
We love the style and appearance of old wood doors. Our favorite materials are:
- Douglas fir
- Alder and
While wood doors look classic and high quality, their drawbacks outweight their benefits. We recently stopped offering doors made completely out of wood. Here’s some reasons why:
Wood Door Drawbacks
- You’ll have to regularly maintain the door – painting/staining
- May warp over time due to moisture absorbing
- Energy efficiency – wood is not a great insulator, so you pay for it over and over with energy costs. It also has a greater impact on the environment in terms of sourcing the materials.
- Heavy – wooden front doors are very heavy but not as strong as other materials
For these reasons, we’ve sought out the best manufacturer for a realistic-looking wooden replacement door that’s made of modern materials. Provia offers 3 collections of fiberglass doors with modern technology that look authentic.
If you want a secure, heavy duty front door for your home, look no further than a Provia Legacy Steel door. These are professional grade entry doors that pack a serious amount of technology. You can order these doors in custom widths to match your specifications.
Steel doors don’t need to look the part. These doors are completely customizable – choose from smooth finishes, wood textures, and high definition embossing. Provia steel doors are filled with foam and contain several key technological features that bring you unparalleled energy efficiency with the peace of mind of a thick, steel door.
Standard Entry Door & Frame Size
Standard entry door measurements:
- Height: 80-inches (6-feet, 8-inches)
- Thickness: 1 ¾-inches
- Width: 30, 32, & 36-inches
Custom Entrance Doors
We can give you the door you need or want. Seven or eight foot door? Double doors? Custom-made? Call us for details.
Entrance Door Brands
- Wood finish
Lake Washington Windows & Doors Service Areas
- Greater Seattle Area & King County (excluding Vashon)
- Pierce County
- South Snohomish County