Fall Entry Door Replacement: Plan Early for a Smooth Transition


Entry door replacement isn’t something that can be rushed. We recommend that homeowners begin the planning process as early as April for a fall replacement. This gives you all spring to window shop, visit showrooms, and create the perfect new entryway for your home. Here are a few ideas to help you choose an amazing entry door for your home.

Entry Doors Don’t Have To Be Simple

Drive by many homes and you’re going to see a lot of simple things. You will see paved walkways, maybe a couple of steps, some nice landscaping and your standard entry door. There’s nothing wrong with the simplicity of a front door that serves you well, but you don’t have to keep things so… boring.

You could choose something ornamental, functional, and altogether stellar. If you’re serious about having a unique entry door and you don’t want to isolate yourself to just the norms of a simplistic entry, consider some of these options and ideas. You may also visit our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road in Palatine, IL, if you would like a more hands-on experience with our entry doors and windows.

A Mix of Elements

We specifically sell fiberglass doors here at Lake Cook Exteriors because we feel they’re a higher quality product than their counterparts. We believe we can help you put together the perfect entry door solution for your home. Do you want:

  • Fiberglass doors?
  • The appearance of wooden doors?
  • Natural looking stains?
  • Painted entry doors?
  • A wider entry door?
  • What about a drawbridge?

Ok, that last one may be a little extreme, but when you own a home, you have so many options to consider when it comes to the entryway. You don’t have to just have a standard door in place that people come up to and knock on to gain entry (how boring). You can have two doors, or an oversized door, a screen, storm doors, or a plethora of additional options. You can mix up the elements; you can have natural lighting come through with surrounds or create nearly any look you want. All it takes is a little bit of planning to cycle through different amazing ideas we have in our showroom.

The Surround Idea

The door itself is going to be functional whether you choose a standard entry door or something more unique; it’s easy to add little bit of design flair with some of the options we have available. Surrounds will help you add some nice touches to the door and offset the entry way a bit. You can have panels in place that match the color of your door or provide an artistic flare like glass, stained glass, or iron pieces.

If nothing else, take a moment to look at your entry way, and go online to Google images of amazing entry door ideas. You’ll be surprised by how this simple change to the exterior of your home can really play well with the value of your home and the curb appeal as well. When Mother Nature starts pounding away, you can rest assured that your fiberglass entry door from Lake Cook Exteriors can withstand the pressure.