The Importance of Your Front Door’s Curb Appeal

June 10, 2021

You only have one chance to make a good first impression—so what does your front door say about your home? Does it say, “I take care of and value my home,” or does it give the impression that keeping up with maintenance isn’t your strong suit? That can drive buyers away, and reduce your home’s overall value.

Even if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, a great front door can add security, improve your curb appeal and show off your own sense of personal style. Whether you want a modern wooden door with sleek hardware and features or a glossy red door to make your cottage home stand out, don’t underestimate the power of a great front door:

  • Improve your curb appeal: Did you know that roughly 97 of buyers rank curb appeal as an important factor in selecting a home—and two-thirds rank it as “very important”? It’s hard to overstate how much of a difference curb appeal can make. That’s why a great front door is so important. Front doors are often focal points on a home’s exterior, and they’re the last thing a guest sees before they enter your home. You don’t want their impression to be that of an old, warped, faded or peeling front door. A new front door is a fast and relatively inexpensive fix, with a high return on your investment.
  • Show off your style: Many homeowners take pleasure in making their home a reflection of their style, both inside and out. If your front door is boring, switching it out for a new one might better reflect your personal style. Some homeowners coordinate their front doors with their flowerbeds or exterior décor, while others choose a contrasting color to draw attention to the door. With hundreds of style, material and color combinations to choose from, you’re sure to find a front door that reflects your personal taste.
  • Increase security: When burglars are casing homes for easy targets, your front door (and your home’s exterior) can tell them a lot. Poorly maintained front doors give the impression that the rest of the home is in a similar state of disrepair—that is, easier to break into. Why not invest in a sturdy, durable door that improves your home security? Not only will a new door be harder to break into, it also gives an instant visual impression that should ward off would-be thieves.
  • Give your home a whole new look: Don’t underestimate how this simple switch can transform your home’s exterior. Adding a new door can bring out the architectural elements you want to highlight, or give older homes a modern flair. Whichever door you choose, you’ll be surprised at what a difference it makes. If you choose a door with windows, it will also make a difference inside—more natural light can open up your front room.

To choose a great new front door for your home, contact Wes-Kan Siding Windows & Doors today to learn more about our selection.

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