The right entry door complements your home’s exterior and creates a welcoming atmosphere for friends and family alike. Doors come in a variety of styles, materials, and colours, so finding the one that will set the tone for your entire house shouldn’t be too difficult. Elegant, timeless, and beautiful, glass exterior doors are in a category all their own. Reasons to choose a glass front door include curb appeal, more light, and easy to maintain.
More Curb Appeal
A glass panel front door creates the impression of openness. Even entry doors constructed of frosted glass let in more light, helping make the space look brighter and feel more welcoming. So, if you want more curb appeal, a glass panel front door has a lot of visual impact.
More Natural Light
Increasing the amount of natural light entering the front of the house, including the foyer, makes rooms brighter. It can also make interior spaces healthier by improving the mood and energy levels of its occupants.
More Design Options
Because glass entry doors are available in such a wide variety of styles, it allows you to create an entryway unique to your home’s exterior. Using a custom design of frosted glass panes or a stained glass motif adds a touch of style to your home’s exterior, creating visual interest and boosting curb appeal.
A full-glass front door maximizes the light entering the hallway or foyer.
But you like the look of solid doors. Choose a solid entry door paired with sidelights. Sidelights are narrow windows installed either on one or both sides of the door.
If you prefer a solid door but need more natural light than sidelights can provide, install a transom window above the front door.
More Secure than You Think
For homeowners, security is a major concern, and when glass is suggested as a material for a front door, the first thing that springs to mind is the threat of burglars. Burglaries are often crimes of opportunity – the truth is that regardless of what the front door is made of, a determined burglar will gain entry. However, a thief doesn’t want to advertise – a broken glass door is very noticeable. Glass front doors are typically manufactured from tempered glass, which makes it stronger and harder to break. Many manufacturers use thicker glass panes in entry doors.
More Convenient to Maintain
While it might seem like you’d be constantly cleaning off smudges, glass front doors don’t require a lot of upkeep or maintenance. A good eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner or homemade glass cleaning solution and a soft cloth will take care of fingerprints and smudges. Glass entry doors can last for decades because they don’t rot, warp, or rust. And they don’t require painting or staining.