Hottest Exterior Door Trends for 2018

Hottest Exterior Door Trends for 2018

March 15, 2018

When choosing replacement exterior doors, trends are some of the best sources of inspiration. They tell which products appeal to most people, and which qualities experts deem valuable over a certain period. Trends might not necessarily say which entry or patio doors are good or bad, but they can give you a sense of direction when narrowing your options down.


To help facilitate your decision and buy the right doors, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee recommends considering these trends for 2018:

High-Energy Performance

Energy efficiency remains one of the top factors to think about when buying fenestration products. Like windows, exterior doors contribute to your home’s complete thermal enclosure system. Energy-efficient door systems can help make your home airtight, reduce thermal bridging and increase insulation.

But unlike windows, entry and patio doors need a unique set of components to be considered energy-efficient. Generally, exterior doors have lower glass-to-frame ratios than windows, making them more effective in reducing the heat transfer. According to ENERGY STAR®, the anatomy of an energy-saving glazed exterior door system includes multiple panes, improved weatherstripping and insulative substrate with low-maintenance cladding.

Bold Exterior

Colors that make entry and patio doors pop are in vogue. If your home exterior doesn’t have its focal point yet, picking a striking paint or stain finish can lend your home its much-needed center of attraction.

Of course, your choice of color should depend on your existing home exterior palette. Although yellow and teal are trending, the use of dark hues for entry doors to contrast with predominantly light siding makes attractive combinations.

Minimal Décor

When it comes to decorative options, minimal patterns make glazed front doors timeless. Warm metallic details also make bronze or gold pieces of hardware very trendy these days.

At the end of the day, trends are just suggestions, not rules. Feel free to try them if you think the finished design would impress your neighbors and make you happy. After all, exterior doors should echo your personality, making them an extension of yourself and your very home.

Design your replacement exterior doors with Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee. Call us at our local number (262) 522-3034 or our toll-free one (877) 977-3639 to schedule your free, in-home consultation in Milwaukee.

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I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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