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A well-maintained entryway is not only about aesthetics. It embraces natural light and fresh air through the strategic placement and care of windows and doors. These play pivotal roles in the aesthetic and functional aspects of an entryway. In this article, we will share insight into how choosing the correct manufacturer can contribute to the longevity and maintenance of any entryway.

Windows Enhance Aesthetic and Energy

When selecting windows, builders, architects and remodelers should consider the visual appeal, energy efficiency and maintenance requirements of them.
Strategically placed windows can perfectly capture the outside view. Picture windows offer unobstructed views, while transoms placed above doors add height and allow more light to come into the household.
Opting for windows with high energy efficiency ratings also contributes to sustainable and eco-friendly designs. South-facing windows in an entryway can catch the low winter sun, naturally warming up an entryway. If these windows have a high-performing glaze, they can trap heat and minimize glare.
For maintenance considerations, utilize windows with durable materials and finishes that require little upkeep. Search for manufacturers who offer easy-to-clean and weather-resistant options. These options can save both time and resources.

Doors Secure the Home and Style

Doors serve as an entryway’s focal point, offering a balance between security, style and durability. First impressions matter, so choosing a material that complements a home’s aesthetic immediately elevates the exterior.
Consider incorporating sidelights with the door, which can allow for controlled airflow on milder days. Plus, technology like smart doors enables built-in screens that let the breeze in and insects out.
Choosing materials that can withstand local climate, whether extreme heat, cold, humidity or rain are also important. Durable, weather-resistant materials won’t require as much maintenance as others in the long run.
Doors with robust locking systems and materials that withstand potential threats are important security features that not only maintain the entryway, but the entire home. It’s important for residential projects, especially since homeowners prioritize safety.

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When choosing a manufacturer for your next entryway project, keep in mind the return on investment in creating innovative spaces that last. Partner with one of our manufacturers to build and maintain your future project at openuptoperformance.com/manufacturers. 

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