Curb appeal may not be the top priority, but it’s import nonetheless. The way people see your house can add or subtract from it’s value, particularly if it’s on the market. For all intensive purposes, it’s the face of your home. There are a variety of ways to improve the way your home looks; landscaping, painting and street numbers to name a few. But perhaps the most important, and central to the curb appeal, is the front door.
A front door is the first impression and the gateway to your home. As one of the most visible and most used parts, the front door plays a key role in the life of your abode. There are a number of different factors involved when choosing any new product for your home. Doors are no exception. Here are 4 reasons why you should choose Provia for the front door on your home.
The strength of the stile & rail system. A typical door in the marketplace has a 1-5/8" rail all the way around the door that's tack nailed or glued. On our Signet doors the strike side rail is a 4-1/4", 4-ply hardwood stile. While most fiberglass doors have a multi-piece construction in the rail around the lockbox, the Provia Signet strike side rail runs continuously through the height of the door, eliminating the need for a lockbox. This not only adds to the overall strength of the door, but also enhances security.
Corners are dovetailed, not tack nailed. Dovetails are what you see in high-end construction, commonly in kitchen cabinetry. You can see this for yourself by inspecting cabinetry corners. The ones that are glued or nailed together don't feel as sturdy. Our dovetails give the door stronger construction that helps prevent warping and bowing.
It doesn’t take much to call something “custom” in the building world. If you need a door to fit just right, Provia has your back. With customized door and sidelite, widths and heights in 1⁄8" increments, you can find a door for any opening.
4. Authentic wood grain appearance
Wood doors are amazing, but unless covered, they won’t be protected by any kind of warranty. Through the use of nickel vapor deposition technology to create Signet door skins, the Signet achieves the look of a realistic wood species. This provides the look of a real wood door, without the inherent maintenance.
Property owners seeking the best value in a new entry door system typically turn to either fiberglass or steel entry doors. Both offer major advantages over wood doors, which, while beautiful, require regular maintenance and lack the endurance, security and energy efficiency of fiberglass or steel.
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