The front door of a home serves dual purposes. It must be both welcoming to occupants and guests and protect from unwanted visitors and the elements. When choosing a front door for your new home, there are a lot of factors to consider, including aesthetics, security, privacy, and performance. Adair Homes uses Therma-Tru doors for all of our exterior design packages because they exceed all of our standards for style and performance in all categories.
Basics of Therma-Tru Doors
Therma-Tru exterior doors are made from durable fiberglass that lasts a lifetime and has the look of wood without the maintenance. The company has been at the forefront of exterior door innovation since 1985 and continues to develop new technologies that disrupt the industry. For example, PrismaGuard stains and paints provide rich tones while protecting doors from everyday wear and tear.
Customers can choose from a modern, smooth texture or a traditional wood grain to match their personal style and the aesthetic of the local neighborhood. Our standard door offering is the Smooth-Star 6-panel S10, which has a classic look that matches almost any decor. Of course, if you want to customize, the sky's the limit with your front door, including options with glass, sidelights, arches, and more.
Benefits of Therma-Tru Doors
Adair Homes uses Therma-Tru doors for a number of reasons—not just because they offer our customers a range of style options.
Fiberglass is a durable, low-maintenance material that is not susceptible to staining or other damage when exposed to the elements. It’s also resistant to fire and insects, protecting both your home and the people inside.
Fiberglass doesn’t shrink and expand like wood, making it easier to maintain. Unlike wood doors, molded panels and windows on a fiberglass door don’t need to be regularly recaulked either.
With a wide variety of styles and paint or stain colors available, Therma-Tru has options for every Adair Homes design. Whether you want the look and feel of wood for a traditional home or smooth surfaces with bold colors for a more modern aesthetic, you can get it with the convenience of fiberglass.
Insulating foam inside every Therma-Tru door keeps cold air out in winter and warm air out in summer to reduce the burden on your HVAC systems. This not only reduces your environmental footprint but also saves you money.
Maintain the desired indoor temperature with insulation inside and tight sealing around the door. When your front door is closed, you won’t feel a draft and you’ll stay comfortable year-round.
Fiberglass doors are more affordable than wood doors, and with Therma-Tru, you get the best of both worlds: style and value.
Having a Therma-Tru door also offers long-term benefits. Although you might not have plans to sell your new Adair home in the near future, when you have a Therma-Tru door it increases the perceived value of your home by an average of 4.2 percent or $18,750. Curb appeal is key to attracting buyers, so the front door really does make a difference.
Disadvantages of Fiberglass Doors
Of course, there are pros and cons to every decision you make when building a new home. Fortunately, there aren’t many drawbacks to installing a fiberglass door. For remodels, fiberglass doors can be challenging to fit into openings that aren’t square because they can’t be trimmed. However, if you’re building a new home, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Although it’s difficult to damage a fiberglass door, it can crack if subject to a hard hit, so be mindful when moving appliances and furniture into your home through the front door. Customization options can also be limited, but with such a large variety of styles and finishes, it’s not difficult to find the perfect door to match your preferences including sidelights, double doors, or a transom.
Build Your Dream Home with Adair
Whether you’re just starting to look for land or have the ideal lot, if you’re planning to build a new home, it pays to talk with a Home Ownership Counselor at Adair Homes. We’ll work with you to find the best layout and features that maximize your budget, including the perfect front door. Contact us today to get started.