Your entry door welcomes friends and family, keeps out intruders, and has a major impact on your home’s curb appeal. No wonder, when it’s time for a replacement, homeowners want to be sure they make the right choice. 

There are several things to consider when shopping for a Kansas City front door replacement including: 


Do you want a simple door that gets the job done or a stunning portal that makes a statement about your style? Either way, you’ll find plenty of options. Choose a door that will complement the other design elements of your home’s exteriors. Style features to consider include: 

  • Color 
  • Glass inserts 
  • Carving 
  • Hardware 


The material of front doors affect the energy efficiency, durability, and how much upkeep will be required. Consider the following: 

  • Wood: Wood doors are beautiful, energy efficient, and are available in many styles, including some with ornate patterns. They also require regular maintenance, are susceptible to moisture damage, and are one of the more expensive options. 
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass doors are less expensive than wood, yet they offer many of the same benefits. The doors are energy efficient and can be easily painted to change the look. Plus, the doors require very little maintenance and are extremely durable. 
  • Steel: Steel is another affordable option and its strength makes it an ideal choice for those who want extra security.  It’s also a great choice for those who are trying to shore up their home’s energy efficiency. 


When you consider that your new door with probably hang on your home for at least a decade, it’s fair to say that cost should not be the main factor driving you towards one door over another. That being said, you also shouldn’t have to overpay for a quality door. 

Talk to your front door installation professional about which features are most important to you, and they can help you choose the door that best meets your needs and is a cost-effective choice. 

If your door is outdated or you’d just like a new look, contact us to learn more about our selection of quality doors. Call Alenco today, or fill out our online quote form to request a free, in-home estimate.