When we think of welcoming front entry doors, many of us think of beautifully crafted wooden doors. However, if safety is an issue, steel doors would be a terrific choice. Homeowners have had to balance their desire for the aesthetic beauty of a welcoming entryway with the need to keep their home safe.

Balancing style and security

The front door is the first thing visitors see, setting the tone for your home’s overall aesthetic but it’s also a potential vulnerability. An older or poorly constructed door, regardless of the lock, can be a weak spot in your home’s defences. If you’re concerned for your home’s overall security, it may be time to choose a new front door that’s both stylish and strong, which will significantly boost your home’s curb appeal and security simultaneously​​​​.

A Centennial exterior door embodies the perfect balance between aesthetics and safety. By using quality materials like steel, or fibreglass, these doors are visually appealing and incredibly durable and secure. With their solid construction, they resist forced entry effectively​​​​​​.

Secure door materials

Centennial doors come in materials that will satisfy your aesthetic tastes and your desire for security.

Fibreglass doors

Fibreglass doors are a remarkable combination of strength and aesthetics, offering the security of steel doors and the visual appeal of wood. They’re an excellent choice for homeowners seeking both durability and beauty. These doors are highly resilient to weather-related wear and tear, ensuring long-lasting performance in various climates. 

What sets them apart is their incredible design versatility. With twenty-six stain options to choose from, you can harmonize them with your home’s exterior or make a bold colour statement that reflects your unique sense of style. Whether you prefer a classic look or want to stand out, fibreglass doors provide a solution that meets your needs.

Steel doors

Steel doors are extremely safe. When locked, they’re resistant to tampering, making them an ideal choice for homeowners prioritizing safety. These doors are also designed to withstand the elements and resist general wear and tear, ensuring they look and perform well over time. 

However, like the fibreglass doors, steel doors can be customized. Centennial offers steel doors in twenty-six standard colours and you can request custom shades to match your home’s aesthetics perfectly. 

Moreover, you have the option to select a smooth or textured exterior finish, giving you the flexibility to create a design that seamlessly complements both your home and your personal style. With steel doors, you can have peace of mind without compromising on aesthetics.

Reflect your style through customization

Centennial doors can be customized to suit your unique style. The addition of transoms, sidelights, or decorative glass can transform a simple door into a stunning entrance. The right hardware, from traditional gripsets to modern lever handles, also plays a role in the door’s function and appearance​​.

Hardware: security and style 

Centennial hardware is made of forged brass, which is heavier and stronger than aluminium or plated steel. This hardware works more smoothly and offers increased security for your home. For the design-conscious, there are 100 combinations to choose from, so you can fully express your style. Enhancing your door’s security doesn’t have to mean compromising its look.

Door Design Centre

Centennial Windows & Doors offers a Door Design Centre online tool that allows you to make a series of design choices to create the entryway that most suits you.

Centennial offers single or double doors with or without side panels. You can choose your door material, a wide variety of colours, and panel and side panel styles, along with your favourite types of hardware and glass. 

As you make your choices, the tool will render an image (including extra touches at the end) to get a strong sense of how your entryway will look and feel. When you’re happy with what you see, book an appointment with Centennial Windows & Doors to further customize your design.

Other elements to improve both security and style

After installation, other security features can be installed around your new doors. Consider lighting elements with motion sensitivity to deter bad actors. You can also install a security camera to be absolutely sure who’s at the door before you open it.

Centennial for safety and style

From their wide variety of styles, colours, and hardware available, Centennial Windows & Doors offers you the style you crave with the safety you and your loved ones deserve. Take a look today at the various specials on offer and spend a few minutes designing your new front door!