Front Door Redo

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Introduction

Watch an Overview Video

Step 1

Tools & Materials

Pre-framed fiberglass door with sidelights
Measuring tape
Power drill
Wood screws
Wall-mounted mailbox
Exterior lanterns

Step 2

Tips for a Front Door Re-Do

1. Add pop of color or matching wood grain finish.

2. Measure before you shop.

3. To brighten dark foyer, get door with windows or sidelights.

4. Hang a wall-mounted mailbox.

5. Replace existing outdoor lights with lanterns.

Pro Tip

Create an inviting first impression by updating your front door.

Fiberglass doors are low-maintenance and thermally efficient.

Measure width and height of old door and round up to next full inch; this is size of replacement door you need.

Replacement doors come pre-hung and slide into opening.

Consider argon-filled, low-E glass to keep out solar heat in summer, keep in interior heat in winter.

Increase comfort levels with EnergyStar-rated unit.