Why a Custom Front Door Might be the Best Option for Your Home

April 29, 2022

When it’s time to replace your front door, your first instinct might be to head to your nearest big box store. But before you start your entry door shopping, it’s best to consider whether a custom front door would be the better option for your home.

Most people think of custom entry doors as an option for only the grandest of homes, or for homeowners with a unique artistic style. But custom doors are a great renovation for any home, especially older houses with original doors.


When replacing an existing entry door, ordering a custom-sized exterior door can eliminate installation issues and unnecessary extra work. Unfortunately, most manufacturers can’t turnaround custom-sized exterior doors quickly, if at all, because they’re more focused on standard size new construction doors.

That’s where ProVia stands out from the rest. ProVia specializes in working with the remodeling industry, so every door that is assembled in our plant has been custom ordered. By building only doors made to order, ProVia can provide sizes, options, quality and service unavailable with other door manufacturers.

Have a non-standard door opening? No problem. Unlike consumer-grade doors, which are cut down to fit your need, ProVia’s professional-class custom front doors doors are built to your exact measurements. This allows for a better fit and a more secure, energy efficient door. Are you worried about wall damage or unsightly paint lines when the original door frame is removed? ProVia’s 2½” and 3½” interior casing provides additional coverage of the door frame area so that your contractor won’t have to do extra work to fix the wall. Does your home have Craftsman-style trim that you want to preserve or match? ProVia offers custom casing styles, including Craftsman-style, to preserve the design integrity of your home. Need to replace a door to meet ADA (American Disabilities Act) standards? ProVia can provide entry doors with a lower threshold.

More than a Replacement

It's an upgrade

ProVia entry doors are shipped as a complete ProVia Entry Door System. The brickmold cladding for the exterior and the color-matched casing for the interior can be ordered to ship along with the system, saving time for door installers.

Choosing a ProVia custom front door ensures that your entryway will be more secure, energy efficient, durable, and long-lasting—a significant upgrade to the door you are replacing. But appearance is an important part of the decision as well, and ProVia’s fiberglass doors and steel entry doors will make a handsome addition to your home. The wide variety of configurations, stain or paint finishes, decorative glass styles, hardware, and options including pet and speakeasy doors, kickplates, and Craftsman-style hinge straps will provide homeowners with ample opportunity to create their own unique design.

ProVia’s commitment to door customization is exhibited in part by its large inventory of door glass.

Painted or stained

Ready to install

What’s equally important to ProVia is how your entry door is finished. Most doors purchased through other manufacturers have to be painted or stained by the contractor at their location or yours. By contrast, ProVia paints or stains all its doors in a professional process that enables us to ensure a superior finish and provide a warranty on the finish of the door against flaking, checking, blistering or peeling for 7 or 10 years, depending on the product.

Looking for a door in a specific shade beyond our wide color palette? No problem. ProVia can match any Sherwin-Williams paint color, and can match your particular stain color.

Do you want one door style and color to complement the inside of your home, and another to match your home’s exterior? That’s not a problem. Since we build each door from scratch we are able to mix and match different panel styles, skin types and colors to match your exact specification.

Buying a new front door is not an inexpensive purchase, no matter where you go. The key, however, is that it’s a purchase you won’t make often, so select an entry door that can provide you the highest level of satisfaction for the many years you’ll own your home and your door.

Custom Front Door


ProVia offers custom steel or fiberglass entry doors that meet every homeowner’s needs for customization options, energy efficiency and long-term beauty. With any of our replacement entry doors you can be assured of the highest quality manufacturing for long-term beauty and performance.

Skin SpeciesCherry, Mahogany, Oak, Knotty AlderCherry, Mahogany, Oak, Knotty Alder, Fir, SmoothWoodgrain Textured, Smooth, Smooth with Shaker Embossing, Smooth with High-Definition EmbossingTextured (Oak), Smooth
Paint Colors16 colors16 colors16 colors16 colors
Stain and Glazed Finishes14 stains, 7 glazes14 stains, 7 glazes7 stains7 stains
Standard ThresholdZA-C™ with auto-adjusting riserZA-C™ with auto-adjusting riserZA-C™ with auto-adjusting riserZAI™ manually adjustable riser
Custom Sizing1/8" width and height1/8" width and height1/8" width and height1/8" height
Energy Star CertifiedAll stylesMost stylesMost stylesMost styles
Finish Warranty15 years15 years10 years10 years

Ready to get started with ProVia? Use our Design Center to view ideas for combining various door, window, siding and stone colors, or start designing your front door using our Visualizer.

Brandon Morris, Product Manager for Entry & Storm Doors at ProVia

Brandon Morris

Product Manager - Entry & Storm Doors


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