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A well-designed entry door can make a big difference in your home’s overall design appeal. It’s especially important if you want to retain or even raise the curb appeal of your home as well as its property value, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know which door is the right one for your home. As trusted experts in entry door and roof replacement, we’re here to help you make the right decision. These are the questions you need to ask first:


Are you licensed and insured? 

This should be one of the first things you ask when hiring a contractor to replace your home’s exterior door. Having the necessary licenses and insurance ensures the contractor has the professional qualifications to do the job properly. As a follow-up, you should also ask how long they’ve been in business. If they can present a good track record of installing exterior doors, you can be assured that the job will be done without any hassle.

What type of door should I get? 

As we mentioned earlier, choosing the right entry door for your home can get a bit overwhelming, especially with the abundant options available. A good tip is to choose a door that meets the style, energy efficiency and security from which your home can truly benefit. To get a better idea of what your home needs, consider consulting our entry door and roof replacement contractors. They’ll help filter down the choices to the best ones for your home.

Which types of locks and hardware should I get? 

When it comes to replacing a home’s entry door, choosing the right locks and hardware is also important, especially if security is a major concern. However, you need to be mindful of the price of each type of lock and hardware. You can still pick one that looks great and offers good security while staying on budget.

What kind of material should I use? 

The front door is one of the first things people notice when they see your home. The material you choose for your entry door sets the tone for how your guests will perceive the rest of your home.

  •  Fiberglass doors are one of the most affordable materials for doors. Fiberglass doors are low maintenance, energy efficient and extremely durable. In fact, there are some fiberglass options that mimic the look of wood while still being affordable.
  • Wood doors are more classic, but also more expensive than fiberglass. In addition, they require ongoing maintenance to preserve their appearance.      We recommend that you avoid this kind of material when the front of your home faces east or west, as the direct sunlight can really warp and damage      the wood over time.
  • Steel doors are the best option if you want something that’s strong and sturdy. Steel doors are durable and can be painted in colors that complement              your home’s design aesthetics. They’re also affordable and energy efficient, which means you can save on utility costs.

When you need a trusted professional for an entry door or roof replacement, hire A&A Services Home Improvement. Call us today at (978) 741-0424, or you can contact us by filling out our convenient online form. We serve Salem, Peabody, Andover, and surrounding areas.