The front door of your home doesn’t only keep you safe and sound. Sure, it keeps what should be outside on the outside, and that which should be on the inside, happily on the inside, but that only covers part of a front door’s function.
Your front door is one of the first things people see on looking at your home. It gives a first impression of who lives inside and what can be expected of the rest of the house. Your front door is an important part of your home’s presentation, of its welcoming people and of the whole of the property.
When it becomes time to replace your front door, you should take this into consideration, as well as, a multitude of other things. You need to decide between many different types of materials, colours, design, style and safety.
Things to Consider When Planning to Replace your Front Door:
- Decide on a budget; what can you spend comfortably? A front door is an investment that can improve the value of your home, but if you overspend on the door itself you might have to forfeit on other changes that might be needed surrounding the door replacement e.g. remodelling the entry features or adding a step.
- Consider the size of the doorway; if it is not the regular size, you should remember to take measurements before looking at styles or types of door. If you have room for widening the door opening, you can choose a bigger door, but you need to keep in mind that more costs will be incurred for the modification of the rest of the entrance.
- Choose a style that will complement the rest of your home; your front entry door also represents you, your family, and what is on the inside of your home. A good style and great design will also add curb appeal to your home.
- The Material of the door; this might be the most important thing to consider. You’ve decided on budget, size and style, now the material you choose should bring it all together.
Traditionally doors were made of wood, fibreglass or steel. But not all of these materials are able to meet the criteria of being able to handle exterior conditions and might need regular maintenance. There are also various other types of materials for use in front doors, but, the most popular doors are currently composite doors. Continue Reading