Top Considerations When Considering A New Front Door

Top Considerations When Considering A New Front Door
July 28 09:11 2014 Print This Article

At first thought you would think that buying a new front door would be easy. There are lots of things that you should be thinking about when you buy a front door though. It’s not quite as straight forward as you think. It is after all a very important purchase so it is important to get it right. Here are some tips to help you get the right door for your home.

What Should It Be Made of?
There are numerous materials that a front door can be made of. You have classic wooden doors, UPVC doors, composite doors and specialist fire resistant doors. All of these come in different styles and colours. Some people feel that certain types of door material are more suited to period properties. The best way to decide is to take a look at what is on offer and visualise how it will appear in your home. When it comes to certain types of property you may be more restricted because you are required to have a fire resistant door, this is the case where you have shared accesses in buildings such as apartment blocks. It is always best to check with the professionals if you are unsure whether you need a particular type of door. For help and advice take a look at

Keep Those Intruders Out
Any external door should be safe and secure. A sturdy front door will give you peace of mind. It is important that any front door which you have installed meets safety standards and all doors should have the British Standard Mark on them. This means that they have undergone standard quality tests and can give you peace of mind. All doors should have integral locking systems which are also of good quality. It is always a good idea to have dead bolts. Door locks should also be easy to open from the inside quickly when required.

First Impressions Last
Your front door gives people who visit an impression of what to expect on the inside of the house. From a design and style point of view it is important to make have a front door which is warm, inviting and stylish. Old and broken front doors will give people the impression of a badly maintained home. These days there are a huge variety of front doors on the market. It does not matter what style of house that you live in there will be a front door which is perfect for your home. There are many different colours, shapes and sizes available, even where you are obliged to install fire resistant doors.

Buying a new front door is an easy way to reboot your home and give it an instant refresh. It is always worth taking the time to ensure that it is a door that you will love, as you will after all have to live with it.

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