When choosing a front door, perhaps the most crucial consideration is durability. But a lot of homeowners pay attention to other aspects, such as visual appeal. And the ones who do, are often unaware of how they can check the durability of their home's front door. If you are someone planning to replace your home's front door and are not sure how to check if the front door of your home is durable, this post is for you.
Let’s look at how you can check if the front door of your home is durable or not.
Carefully Select the Material
As you choose a front door for your home, make sure you give enough consideration to the material. Sturdy timber is usually the best choice! Carefully inspect the door and ensure that the material does not produce any unpleasant odour. Moreover, there shouldn't be any visible damage to the door, such as scratches and dents. Furthermore, the leaf and the frame must be levelled.
Keep a Check on the Door’s Accessories
As you inspect your front door for the material, also keep a check on the door's accessories. Ensure all essential elements are fastened securely and are functional, allowing easy opening and closing of the door without any extra effort. However, if you choose a front door made from heavier material, you will be required to put in some effort to open it. Furthermore, check the integrity and presence of the door keys.
Choose an Appropriate Coat
It's also important that you choose a front door that has an appropriate coat that is suitable for the weather conditions in your region. Only a front door suitable for your region's weather conditions will be durable and likely to serve you for years.
Check for Quality Certificate
One of the best ways to find out whether your home's front door is durable or not is to check for a quality certificate. If you purchase a front door from a reliable dealer, they likely give a quality certificate that guarantees that the door is made using top-quality material that is robust, durable, and weather-resistant.
Watch out for the Package
As soon as your front door arrives at your home, before the tradesman install it, quickly have a lookout for the packaging. See how the door is packaged, as it says a lot about the handling of the front door by your dealer. Moreover, damaged packaging may also indicate that there may be a damaged product inside.
Front door replacement is not a frequent home improvement project. Hence, you need to choose a durable front door that will likely serve you for a few years. To find out more about door and window replacement, contact us now.