There’s Never a Second Chance to Make a First Impression: Selecting the Perfect Entry Door for Your Custom Home on LBI
Making choices for every nook and cranny of your new custom home on Long Beach Island can be a daunting task. Many of our homebuyers look forward to the selections process, only to find out it’s not as easy (or fun) as they think it is! And, when it comes to entry doors, the pressure is on. It’s the first thing visitors will see when they approach your home. The entry door is critical to curb appeal. It also needs to be functional for weather, wind, and security. How can something so purposeful be beautiful at the same time? Here’s our advice for selecting the perfect entry door for your custom home on LBI.
The Weather & Longevity: Entry doors can take a beating
As you can imagine, building homes along the New Jersey shore provides a variety of challenges for the right products and materials. Therma-Tru is our preference for every home we build. They have a line of fiberglass entry doors that is high-quality and low maintenance. These doors combine the best features of wood and steel so that our homebuyers don’t have to compromise on beauty or performance. We find Therma-Tru doors to be reliable, as well as durable; however, as you can see from our examples, they are also timeless and beautiful.
Every home we build is truly custom. Depending on the needs, tastes, and budget of our homebuyers, there is a choice of style, glass, hardware, and finish for any style home. For a stained finish, we recommend using the Therma-Tru Fiber-Classic Collection. These fiberglass doors provide the look and feel of real Mahogany and Oak with the strength and durability of a fiberglass door. These doors come in different wood tones including Mahogany and Oak. For buyers that like a pop of color on their entry, we recommend the Smooth-Star, which is a ready-to-paint fiberglass door that performs particularly well when painted. Each collection provides a choice of style, with multiple options for glass inlays. With these customizing options, no front door will be exactly the same!
Custom home buyers have many choices of materials and products. We know they rely on us as their custom home builder on LBI to provide guidance in selecting the best products for their style and budget. We know how important the front door is to the overall look and curb appeal of a home, which is critical to the LBI custom home market. We believe that making the best first impression for the outside of your home starts with the front entry. We want our homebuyers to love the look of their home each time they pull in their driveway. Our on-staff design team guides our homebuyers through the selection process to ensure each of our custom built homes exceeds our homebuyers expectations. Nothing says Welcome like a beautiful front entry door!
We’ve built a lot of custom homes on Long Beach Island. We’ve also vetted a ton of products and materials over the two-plus decades of building custom homes. We love Therma-Tru for many of our exterior products, but particularly for our entry doors. If you have land on LBI, or are looking for land to build your new custom home on Long Beach Island let us know if we can help. Read our testimonials on our website, or take a look at our Houzz profile to find out what our existing homeowners think. Or, you can contact us for more information on building a custom home on Long Beach Island.