How Entry Doors Set Your Home Apart

Entry doors are the main passageways between a house and outdoor spaces or garages. They provide weatherproofing and come equipped with keyed locks and deadbolts for home security.

Professional front door installation is recommended because moisture infiltration can cause mold, mildew and rot in the doorframe and walls. It can also void warranty coverage.

Decorative Glass

Decorative stylized glass is a huge part of contemporary residential design. There’s more to it than the classic beveled options most consumers and builders are familiar with, however.

Whether you choose carved, stained or privacy glass, this door feature enhances your home’s curb appeal and boosts the value of your property. It also provides a layer of security, depending on the glass style you select.

In a multi-step process, skilled craftsmen match the pattern on a template to caming (grooved metal bars that outline and hold the glass) and then solder it together. Glass pieces and caming are then brushed with patina and inserted into an insulated glass unit. The result is a stylish, durable front door.

Carved Glass

When you welcome guests into your home, a beautiful entryway sets the tone for the rest of your space. Add a touch of beauty and curb appeal to your front door with carved glass.

Carved glass is similar to etched glass in that both are frosted on the surface but carving goes 10x deeper. While etching scuffs the surface of the glass to create occlusions, carving digs into the surface at various depths and can create highly detailed designs that look spectacular with LED edge lit lighting.

Stained glass is best known for being used in churches and museums but this option works well with many different styles of homes. This decorative option provides endless color options and design features to make it a one-of-a-kind addition to your entryway.

Stained Glass

Your entry door should be a statement piece that sets your home apart. With carved or stained glass, you can achieve an elegant, high end look that is one of a kind.

The Murray First Ward has a lovely pastoral scene on its old front doors, but it’s missing two side windows that would have extended the scene. The window panes were moved into the lobbies of the new building—a rather confusing place to have beautiful stained glass.

Stained glass adds color, patterns, and beauty to a door while also offering privacy. Scottish Stained Glass can create leaded glass sidelights for your front door or other areas of the house that need privacy. These can keep Peeping Tom out of your family’s business while still allowing natural light to flow in.


Your home’s doors set the tone for your curb appeal, security and value. Beautifully crafted front doors add style, beauty and comfort. Choose from carved, stained or frosted glass for a unique look. Clad-wood offers the best of both worlds – wood interior and aluminum exterior. The cladding helps protect the wood from moisture, condensation and humidity. It’s also a great insulator and can be painted or stained to match any décor. It’s the perfect choice if you want to maintain the beauty of your door without worrying about maintenance.

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Traditional Style

Traditional style incorporates ornate details, warm colors and architectural design elements to bring an heirloom feel to your home. Whether it’s a classic wood entry door or a set of French doors, pivot or bi-folding hybrid sliding systems, these dramatic additions will upgrade the look of your home and improve its value.

Traditional-style homes often feature gorgeous shutters, which you can accentuate with a front door that’s a vivid shade of white. This bright accent color stands out against the dark house exterior, like Heritage Custom Homes did for this charming seaside getaway. You can also add lights on both sides of the front door to illuminate the entranceway and make a welcoming, inviting statement. This can be a simple fixture, or something more elaborate like the wreaths pictured by Mindy Gayer Design Co.