Upgrade Your Home’s Curb Appeal With New Front Entry Doors

New front doors add value to your home and provide protection from break-ins and harsh weather. Durable exterior doors resist dents, rust and warping and won’t rot or attract moisture.

FWDS offers impact-resistant fiberglass custom doors that are made to withstand Florida’s harsh weather conditions. They are also highly energy efficient with an insulated frame that cuts back on the transfer of hot and cold air.

Curb Appeal

A home’s curb appeal is often what first attracts potential buyers as they drive down the street. If your home’s exterior looks clean, attractive, and well-maintained, it sets a positive expectation in the mind of a buyer and makes them want to take a closer look at its interior.

A fresh coat of paint and updated fixtures make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal. For example, a luminous green paint, such as Cactus Green 2035-20 by Sherwin-Williams, can make your front door stand out from other homes. Alternatively, you might choose a more neutral color such as gray to complement your house’s color scheme.

Other curb-appeal upgrades include a new address plaque, decorative urns, and front-door hardware in a classic style such as oil-bronze or brushed nickel. A stylish mailbox and doorbell also boost your home’s curb appeal. In addition, if your home has an older overhead door that’s not insulated, upgrading to a modern one can reduce the transfer of heat and cold and save homeowners money on energy bills.


If your doors are old and flimsy, they leave your home vulnerable to intruders. Upgrading your door with multipoint locks and deadbolts is a simple way to improve security while adding peace of mind.

New front doors also protect your home from the elements. Fiberglass is the best choice for Florida homes because it resists warping, rotting and other damage from rain and humidity. A fiberglass door frame and jamb are also resistant to mold and mildew, which are common problems in Florida. A fiberglass door also offers impeccable energy efficiency, thanks to a foam core and the skin’s protective surface.

You can make your new door even more insulated by adding a storm door. Choose a design that complements your home’s style and architecture. Decorative grilles and between-the-glass blinds are other options that improve aesthetics. A screened door keeps lawn cuttings and debris from blowing into your home and prevents mosquitoes and wasps from entering.

Energy Efficiency

The type of front door you choose plays a big role in your home’s energy efficiency. Wood is a poor insulator and steel doors conduct heat. Fiberglass is an excellent insulator and comes in a variety of styles to complement your home.

The glass in your door can also impact energy efficiency. Opt for dual-pane or triple-pane glass to insulate your home better. Low-E glass coatings reflect summer heat, reduce winter chill and block harmful UV rays.

Consider adding side lites or a transom to your door for more glass and visual appeal. Whether open or closed, these windows let in plenty of natural light while maintaining privacy.

Upgrading your front door is an investment, but one that will improve your home’s aesthetic, curb appeal and security. Plus, you can save money on energy bills and protect your home from intruders and harsh Florida weather. Get a quote for your front door replacement project by answering a few questions on HomeAdvisor and getting matched with top-rated pros in your area.


Upgrading your front door offers a high return on investment. It enhances your curb appeal, adds security and energy efficiency. It also protects your home from intruders and harsh Florida weather conditions.

A new door can also feature grilles and between-the-glass blinds to complement your architectural design. Or, you can choose a door with sidelights that let in natural light while maintaining your privacy.

If your door is stained or painted, a professional can refinish it and restore its original appearance. Refinishing is especially important on doors that receive direct sunlight, as it will fade and damage the door.

FWDS offers fiberglass entry doors with convincingly textured fiberglass “skins.” These durable doors are scratch and dent resistant. They don’t expand and contract with seasonal temperature changes like wood or steel, so they retain their color longer than traditional doors. They’re also easy to maintain, with a simple wipe of the surface to remove dirt and grime.