Tips for Choosing the Right Door for Your Home

choosing the right doorThere is more to a door than its function. A door can enhance your home’s appearance, provide an additional level of safety, and add value to your home. The guidelines provided in this blog will help you make the right choice when choosing a door.

Your Preferred Style

While this may seem to be too obvious, a lot of people fail to find doors that are ‘compatible’ with their property.
For example, a flush door is an excellent way to spice up the appearance of a contemporary home. A paneled door creates greater depth and is available in numerous materials and designs.


Unless you have a certain product and method of installation already in your head, it is very difficult to estimate the right costs. Whenever you are ready to begin searching for possible door options, always plan your budget to beforehand to help narrow down your options.
You will be in a better position to find the correct door when you are aware of how deep your pockets go.


You can have your doors personalized with many options that add performance and beauty. For example, try different finishes and stains, add some nickel hardware, or choose a patio door with shades or blinds in between the glass panes.
The options are plentiful – search around for ideas.

Material Types

You can choose from a wide variety of materials:

  • Wood – Presents a natural, warm look and can be easily painted or stained to add to your home’s theme.
  • Fiberglass – Provides optimum protection against extreme cold and heat. Fiberglass doors are a little more difficult than wood doors to stain, but shouldn’t be too much of an issue with proper instruction and the right products.
  • Steel – Generally, steel is a lower cost option that is good for those on a limited budget. However, you can also choose many glass options to be inserted into the steel door to dress it up.

Ritter has you covered! Our knowledgeable associates are here to help answer your questions and help you find what you need.