The fundamental purpose of any front door is to provide security. However your front door also acts as a privacy shield and it can enhance the appearance of your home, complementing the style of your property and creating a positive and welcoming first impression.
With these multiple purposes in mind, choosing the right type of door for your home can take some thought. Factoring in the design, the materials and whether you choose custom-made or factory-made; it’s worthwhile to also consider the style of your windows and interior doors. Let’s take a look in more detail.
So Many Types of Doors…
When you start looking for a new door, you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of the materials and styles available to you. Modern front doors come in a wide array of materials including:
- PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
- Bamboo-jute composite
- Fibreglass; and
NB: for a helpful guide to the pros and cons of some of the most popular door materials click here.
Doors also come in a variety of styles including:
- Decorative and custom-designed timber (think ornate carving or combination timber)
- Lead lighting panels
- Storm door
- Panelled; and so on…
Plenty of choices mean it pays to do a little research until you find the style and material that’s right for you. It’s worthwhile to also factor in the styles and materials of your existing windows and doors.
Matching Your New Door to Existing Property Features
Ideally your front door should complement the style of your house, most notably the property’s windows and existing internal and external doors. Think about matching the colour of your door to complement your existing paint work and about choosing a door material and style that will incorporate well with your window and internal door materials. At Profile Doors, many of our customers opt for a timber door, not only for durability and aesthetics, but because it perfectly accentuates existing timber window frames and doors.
Want a Couple More Reasons to Invest in a Timber Door?
- Timber is a natural insulator; installing timber doors is one measure you can take to help reduce your air conditioning and heating bills
- Your timber door (if it’s made from solid hardwood!) should last you the lifetime of the house. Timber is well known for its durability and can be painted or glazed to help protect it from the elements
- Timber doors come in an overwhelming array of designs and styles. If you have an idea in mind, and can’t find an existing design you like, you can simply have your timber door custom-made to suit your house
- Timber, when sourced sustainably or recycled, can be a better option environmentally than other materials like steel for instance. The fact that a solid timber door lasts so long is also an environmental plus – you don’t need to use extra materials unnecessarily
For all your timber door needs, contact Profile Doors today.