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Deciding which style, what size, which material and what colour your front door should be can take a long time and not only do you need to make sure that the door will make a good first impression, but it will also need to be sturdy enough to withstand Mother Nature. Of course, don’t forget the importance of ensuring your front door is energy efficient and this is something that more and more people are taking into consideration when investing in a new front door.
The majority of doors nowadays are made from wood, steel or fiberglass and choosing the best material to represent your home is often a personal choice. You can contact a professional door company to get some advice about what the different materials offer in terms of energy efficiency and durability, and you should look online at a selection of doors from Doorstore to get a better idea about what styles and designs are out there.
A front door is the first thing that anyone will come into contact with when they arrive at your home.
Ask yourself the following:
- Does your door make a good first impression?
- Does it represent your family?
- Does it work well with the rest of your interior?
You will need to take all of the above into consideration as well as the following:
Choosing what material you want your door to be made from is possibly the most important decision you will need to make and here’s some handy information about the three most commonly used materials:
Wood: Wood offers a traditional look and has a classic appeal to it. Different types of wood can be used, along with various panel styles and even decorative glass can be added to a wooden door to change the appearance.
Steel: Doors made from steel are often the most affordable option and they won’t warp like wood can. They often feature a smooth surface and you can choose to paint it any colour you want and you should choose one with an insulated core for a better energy efficiency rating.
Fiberglass: A fiberglass door can look exactly the same as a wooden door but is far more energy efficient. They are simple to maintain and come in different styles and designs, and this material won’t corrode or rust.
You will need to make sure you measure the space, so you can order a door to perfectly fit your entryway.
Think about whether you want panels, decorative features, glass elements, an artistic look or a traditional style, and don’t forget to think about what accessories you want to add like a knocker or letterbox.
You will need to calculate what your budget is before you begin shopping around and the cost will be linked to the energy efficiency of the door, what material you choose, the size and how intricate or plain the design is.