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How to Choose the Right Door for Your Home

18th October, 2016

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The entrance to your home says a lot about the people that live inside, so choosing the right front door is important. It might even add value to your home if you are looking to sell, contributing to aesthetics and even security. Consider it an investment.

Lots of Choice

Set your budget first, then you can start looking into materials, style, safety, even colour. When you are deciding how much you want to spend, consider the life of the door – how much it costs upfront compared with its lifetime value in energy efficiency or lack of maintenance could make a big difference.

Choosing the Material

What it is made from will make a big impact on the price of your door. Many will be wooden, though it is also very common to find doors made of steel or fibreglass. Plain doors will be cheaper than those with intricate detailing, such a stained glass inlays, and you could always source hardware separately.

Wood is still a top choice thanks to its natural beauty and intricate grain. They will give your house a classic look, sometimes rustic or even historic, depending on the style and wood you choose. It might also be pricier if it is completely natural.

Steel is very durable and will not warp. These doors are also smooth, so easy to paint and are therefore a good option if you want a very unique entrance.

Fibreglass is another popular choice and thanks to the nature of the material, can be a very versatile option. They are easy to make decorative, durable, and energy-efficient, and there will be options to suit all budgets.

Once you have an idea in mind, discuss it with us, Solar Windows, we are experienced with windows, doors and conservatories, and will be able to advise on the right product for you and your home in order to finish it off perfectly.