Which Replacement Entry Doors Are Best? Therma-Tru Doors Reviews
Entry door replacement is one of the most common home remodeling projects. Appearance is a primary consideration because the front door creates a guest’s first impression of the home. An aesthetically pleasing entry door is particularly vital if you’re trying to sell your home.
In 2015, Therma-Tru commissioned a National Home Valuation Study conducted by TNS, an independent internet-based research provider. The study surveyed consumers nationwide to determine perceived home values based on exterior appearance.
The results showed that people perceive homes with an enhanced entry to be more valuable. Specifically, homes with new Therma-Tru entry doors had a perceived value of $18,750 higher than homes without a new entry door. These findings demonstrate the importance homebuyers place on having a warm, inviting home entrance.
When replacing your entry door, you must first decide what material you want. The three most common entry door materials are steel, wood, and fiberglass. At Fiderio & Sons, we recommend fiberglass because it’s as strong as steel, as attractive as wood, and a better insulator than both. Plus, steel doors are prone to scratches, denting, and rust, while wood doors can warp, rot, and dent easily.
If it’s time to replace your entry door, consider Therma-Tru, the brand of choice for most home builders, according to the 2021 Builder Brand Use Study. Fiderio & Sons agrees that Therma-Tru fiberglass doors are the highest quality entry doors available. We use this brand in most of our remodeling projects. Here’s why.
Appearance & Durability
Therma-Tru offers thousands of fiberglass door styles suitable for virtually any architectural style and price range. AccuGrain technology makes this material virtually indistinguishable from high-grade wood. Therma-Tru doors can even be painted and repainted to update their appearance over time.
Therma-Tru doors insulate against the heat and cold for exceptional energy efficiency. This is thanks to a high-grade polyurethane foam core that provides up to four times the insulating R-value of wood. Higher efficiency means a more comfortable home and lower energy costs.
Many people think steel doors are the most secure, but Therma-Tru fiberglass doors have interior steel frames that provide the same anti-burglary benefits. Plus, their multipoint locking system increases security by engaging the frame at three points.
The security strike plates from Therma-Tru can also withstand three to four times more force than standard strike plates. We recommend the Smooth-Star collection for maximum security, which has exceeded the highest level in the industry’s toughest forced-entry test.
Therma-Tru offers a wide array of glass designs handcrafted to reflect current trends and homeowner desires. If you want natural light to enter without letting people see inside, consider privacy glass door inserts and sidelites.
The glass privacy rating system from Therma-Tru ranges from 0 to 10, with 0 being transparent and 10 being impossible to see through.
Complete Door System
Therma-Tru is more than just a door — it’s a system engineered to work flawlessly at the most critical points and perform for a lifetime. From the weatherstripping to the hinges, each component forms a tight seal against drafts and leaks, protecting the door system and home against costly damages and deterioration.
Install a New Therma-Tru Entry Door in Connecticut or Southwestern Rhode Island
Whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or want a refreshed look, don’t delay upgrading your home’s curb appeal, efficiency, and security with a new entry door. We’re confident you’ll love the versatile offerings from Therma-Tru, but if you have your eye on another brand, we can still meet your entry door installation needs.
For more information, contact Fiderio & Sons at 203-237-0350 or online. You can also visit our design center and showroom in Meriden, CT, to see Therma-Tru doors in person.