A grand entrance can be defined many different ways and its true appeal is in the eyes of the beholder. A grand entrance, as defined by decorative doorglass with coordinating sidelights and transoms, is not only a great way to bring more natural light into the home but also personalizes and distinguishes one home from another. In one research study, 90% of homeowners surveyed agreed that a front entry with decorative glass added value to the curb appeal of the home.
One national study shows the degree to which a grand entrance adds to the perceived value of the home. Homeowners were shown a home with six panel door, clear sidelights, and a clear transom. They were then shown the same entrance with decorative doorglass and coordinating decorative sidelights. The perceived value of the home increased by 4% on average, much more than the actual cost of the door system with decorative glass. With a coordinating decorative transom, the increase in perceived value is even higher.
Even if a grand entrance is not in your plans, the use of decorative doorglass still enhances the curb appeal of your home and makes a great first impression. In a national study of 2587 homeowners, over 67% selected a front entry door with decorative glass as their first choice over doors with either no glass or clear glass.
To keep that "just like new" appearance, ask for doorglass frames that won't yellow over time. Many homeowners want to paint their doorglass frames to match the door. Some frame materials are more paint-able than others. All ODL decorative doorglass frames are easily paint-able and have a lifetime warranty. Another factor to consider is the glass seal. ODL doorglass frame assemblies pass stringent water resistance standards so you can be assured that the doorglass will not "fog up" over time.
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