Apr 06, 2024

Should Your Front Door Have Glass In It?

In addition to the material a front door is made from, homeowners need to evaluate whether or not to include glass in their front door.  This decision should not be taken lightly because it heavily impacts a home’s privacy, safety, level of natural light it receives, and curb appeal.  Here’s what homeowners in Western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities need to know.

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Answering the Four Main Concerns for Entry Doors


Glass manufacturers offer various levels of privacy to allow homeowners to customize their door’s aesthetics.  Low privacy glass is absent of texture and can be seen straight through.  This type of glass works well on homes with long driveways that are not easily visible from the road.  Medium privacy glass is a combination of clear and nontransparent glass that provides a partial ambiguous view.  High privacy glass is extremely textured and allows an outsider to only detect interior colors and shadows. This type of glass works well for homes on busy streets.

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A common concern for homeowners considering the inclusion of glass in their front door is whether or not doing so makes it easier for burglars to enter the home.  The answer to this relies on the type of glass used in the front door.  To ensure the utmost level of safety, reinforced tempered glass should be used in your home’s front door.  This glass is trickier for an intruder to break.  An added perk of this type of glass is its energy efficiency, which will save homeowners on their heating and cooling costs.

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Curb Appeal

Your home’s front door is one of the first features potential homebuyers and guests view.  Adding glass to the front door can create a more alluring façade, especially if the glass is stained or has an imaginative pattern.

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Natural Light

Research has shown that natural light is a top priority for those in the market for a new home.  A natural mood enhancer, natural light gives the illusion of a larger space.  This makes it worth strongly considering the inclusion of windows in your front door.  For homeowners wanting glass, but not wanting to feel exposed to the neighborhood, frosted, opaque, and decorative glass can offer the best of both worlds.

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Carolyn K.
Maplewood, MN
March 28, 2024

"Totally satisfied with the job done."

Lyle B.
Hammond, WI
March 25, 2024

"Over the past 18 years and 4 separate major home improvement projects, Lindus Construction has exceeded every one of our family’s expectations on each of these projects. Whenever anyone invests in home improvement, the homeowner’s concerns ultimately center on several critical factors: the ultimate quality of the final product, ease of working with the firm, honest communication and relationships, craftsmanship of the employees, timeliness, service after the sale, and of course, a manageable investment cost. We are proud to say that the Lindus team has been an outstanding partner in improving our house’s function, appearance, and market value."

Jim G.
Chanhassen, MN
February 8, 2024

"Crew was the best! Big thanks to Jake."

Crystal G.
New Richmond, WI
January 2, 2024

"It was an all day job that was done to perfection. My new exterior door is beautiful and the storm door is top-notch. The job turned out better than I imagined. Wow! The workers were courteous, cleaned up well, and ensured I knew the mechanics of my new doors. Would highly recommend Lindus to anyone."

Debbie L.
St. Paul, MN
January 4, 2024

"We had sliding glass doors replaced and window removal work done.  The two crews were personable, knowledgeable, efficient and worked really well together - all done in one day. It has left us ready to tackle another project with Lindus in the spring."

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North Oaks, MN
November 3, 2023
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