Replacing Entry Doors Ranks Tops for Best Home Improvement Investment

Upgrading the Front Door Delivers 97% Return When Buying, Selling a Home

Jan 15, 2015, 09:00 ET from Masonite International Corporation

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) Entry doors offer the highest return on your remodeling dollar, according to the annual Cost vs. Value Report compiled by, The report found that by replacing an entry door, homeowners can expect almost 97% (96.6%) return on investment, a key factor when buying or selling a home.

"Consumers stand to recoup nearly all of their initial investment in the entry door when it comes time to sell their home," said Keith Kometer, VP residential product development for Masonite. "The value of a new entry door is due in part to the added level of security and durability it adds to a home; but a new entry door also adds to the home's overall curb appeal."  

Curb appeal Curb appeal is key to attracting potential homebuyers. It is also important to homeowners looking for a simple, cost-effective way to enhance the look of their house. "The front door can be an emotional focal point," said Kometer. "It's an important part of the overall feel of a home."   

To get the most from your investment, entry doors should be tailored to the theme of the house. Masonite doors come in traditional, contemporary and modern styles, with and without decorative glass elements, for a truly custom design. They are conveniently available at Home Depot stores, which carry a wide selection of Masonite doors. For consumers and remodelers, that convenience can mean a faster time to project completion.

Fiberglass adds to the ROI Fiberglass technologies bolster the financial ROI on the purchase of a new entry door. Masonite's proprietary, high-performance fiberglass doors are specially engineered to provide maximum protection and durability. They will not rust or dent, and they resist splitting, cracking and warping. Additionally, Masonite fiberglass doors have high-quality composite bottom rails that resist rot and corrosion.

Masonite Fiberglass doors offer the look of real wood, but provide five times the insulation properties of wood. They feature mahogany, oak and fir woodgrain textures or a smooth finish.

"The cost to install a fiberglass door can be relatively low, especially compared to more intensive home improvement projects such as a kitchen remodel," said Kometer.

The best time to replace an entry door Replacing an entry door is easiest when the weather is still warm. January and February are ideal months for homes in the sunbelt region of the US.

Masonite doors are available at Home Depot and through professional contractors.

About Masonite Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 7,000 customers in 80 countries. Additional information about Masonite can be found at

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