About Door Crown
Looking for an easy way to add an instant awning over your doorways? Made of lightweight, super strong, and fully weatherproof materials, along with breakthrough construction that will last a lifetime, Door Crown installs in minutes, adds beauty, and protects you from snow and rain. It’ll even protect your deliveries, too!
Compared to many other awnings though, Door Crown features a clear view design that allows natural light to shine through, and a unique flair that will go great with any style house. Worried about installation? Don’t be, because Door Crown comes complete with all the fasteners and easy step-by-step instructions you need to install.
If you been looking at aftermarket awnings for your home, there’s no doubt that Door Crown is one of the least expensive options out there. But just because it’s cheaper, does this mean you should buy? Is it easy to install? Will Door Crown really add functionality and flair to your home, or just another headache?
Let’s help you make a more informed purchase by starting with Door Crown’s price.
Will You Have to Be Royalty to Afford Door Crown?
The Door Crown awning is priced at $39.99 plus $7.99 S&H. During checkout, you’ll also be able to purchase a Light Angel for an additional $19.99 fee.
All Door Crowns come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Let’s unpack this really quick: If you purchase the optional Light Angel, this means well over half your refund will be lost in S&H charges. And even if you didn’t purchase Light Angel, consider that you’ll probably have to pay a pretty penny to ship it back to the manufacturer—even more if it doesn’t disassemble and pack flat.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655.
Comparatively, are there other “instant” door awnings out there like Door Crown? If so, how do they compare from a price perspective?
Door Crown Isn’t Alone On the Throne
Door awnings are extraordinarily commonplace, and if you don’t feel like (or can’t afford) having a custom one built, you can find thousands of different pre-manufactured models in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials—from ones that automatically retract and cost thousands, to more basic ones that might only cost a few hundred.
But even if you only limit your search to clear or see-through awnings like Door Crown, you’ll still find that you have dozens of choices. Compared to these other options, Door Crown is priced meaningfully (sometimes hundreds) less. So, if the lowest price is your ultimate goal, then it might be difficult to beat.
Is it always a good idea to focus primarily on price, though?
Who Makes Door Crown? Do They Offer Quality Products?
One of the first things you’ll notice when reading about these products here on HighYa (as well as many other consumer advocacy websites) is that customers tend to give them pretty low satisfaction ratings; often 2 stars or less. Why? The most common complaints generally reference failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and customer service that leaves something to be desired.
It’s important to note that—based on our research—these are the most common complaints for ASOTV products as a whole, and aren’t unique to Telebrands. We still think this is an important factor in the decisionmaking process, though.
With all of this key information out on the table, let’s talk about some (what we thing are) important considerations about Door Crown.
Taking a Good, Hard Look at Door Crown
Before placing your Door Crown order, here are a couple things to think about.
Will Door Crown Really “Install In Minutes”?
Even if you’ve only hung pictures before, you probably understand that in order to attach something to a wall, you’ll likely use different tools and techniques, which are dictated by the wall’s material.
For example, if you’re attaching Door Crown to a brick exterior, it’s likely that you’re going to use different types of screws and bolts than if you were attaching it to stucco, wood, or vinyl siding. And if you’re attaching it to any of the latter, the exact process you’ll use will largely depend on any structural materials behind the exterior that can be used for support (such as wood)—or even the lack of these materials, such as empty space.
Given this, we’d have to wonder exactly what types of mounting hardware Door Crown comes with and whether or not it’ll work for what you need. In either case, unless you’re fairly handy and have experience installing products like this, these “minutes” could quickly turn into frustration-filled hours.
How Advanced Are Door Crown’s Materials?
Given Door Crown’s price point, along with the reputation of ASOTV products in general, we’d question just how “advanced” its materials are (we think it’s probably just plastic, based on the claim that “even a child can lift it”), as well as what kind of quality, durability, and long-term used you’d get out of it. After all, it’s going to be put to the test with constant exposure to sunlight, heat, and cold.
Like we talked about above, focusing solely on price might provide an inexpensive short-term solution, but in the end, a slightly higher priced clear awning might provide better value.
Bottom Line: Should You Buy Door Crown?
As we’ve mentioned a couple times already, ultimately this is your decision and is based primarily on your needs and expectations.
Want a cheap and easy temporary solution to protect you from rain and snow? Then Door Crown just might fit the bill. Or, are you in the market for the best quality awning that will provide years of worry-free use? In this case, it might be in your best interests to keep looking.
If you do decide to place an order for Door Crown though, just remember that if you end up dissatisfied, you might end up losing money on the deal by the time you ship it back to the manufacturer.