The entry door is the beginning of your journey through a house, It’s the first part of the house that anyone going through the house looks at closely. Ideally it should emphasize the character of the house. For new and old homes alike, the front door is a key focal point.
Unfortunately, because they are exposed to weather and heavy wear, entry doors often show their age prematurely. Most older doors are made from wood, a material that has the warm, natural look and feel that most people prefer but is vulnerable to the elements. Season after season of sun and rain eventually warp, crack and bow wood, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays break down wood’s natural lignin, and moisture repeatedly shrinks and swells wood fibers.
Luckily, entry and exterior doors have changed significantly over the past few years. Homeowners may now select from a vast smorgasbord of options. Hundreds of types and sizes are available, from conventional wood models to high-tech alternatives made of fiberglass composites or steel to doors that incorporate a combination of these materials.
One significant change with entry doors is that, unless you’re looking for a bare-bones door replacement, you can now buy an entire “entry system.” With an entry system, a door is pre-hung in its frame, the door’s bottom edge interlocks with the threshold, and weather stripping encircles the door’s perimeter. The hinges and lockset are designed as part of the system, and sidelites often flank the door. With a system, all components are designed and machined to work together reliably and energy efficiently.
FRONT ENTRY DOOR BY TYPE
Wood & Glass
Fiberglass & Glass
ENTRY DOOR HARDWARE
Shamrock offers four stunning collections to complement your project’s style, architecture and coordinating window hardware. To help you find the perfect finishing touch, we partnered with the #1 premium hardware brands. With many years of combined experience, our hardware collaborations add a lasting impression to your home.
FRAME AND TRIM
ENTRY DOOR FRAME & TRIM
The frame of an entry door is composed of strong materials that surround and support the door panel and any sidelights. With wood or composite frames, depending on the panel material, Pella entry doors will provide a long-lasting, warm welcome to your home. And with numerous trim styles, you can add a beautiful finishing touch to your front entry.
GLASS OPTIONS TO MATCH YOUR STYLE
When you choose a glazed or flush glazed entry door, there are a number of glass options that you can choose from. With choices like energy-efficient Low-E glass, durable impact-resistant glass, and textured obscure and decorative glass for privacy, there is a glass style to meet your design and privacy needs.
OPTIONS TO COMPLEMENT YOUR STYLE
From architecturally authentic add-ons to stylish hardware, we offer show-stopping extras. Even the finish of your entry door sill can complement your hardware, hinges or blend in with the floor. With accessories to complement traditional and modern entry doors, you can find the perfect option for your home’s style.
Grilles for entry doors enhance the style of your entryway. They add design interest to your home and between-the-glass options can make glass cleaning easier. Our grilles are available in several types to give your home a unique look. Explore grilles options that match your entry door vision.