This guest article was put written by by Zak Harris, site manager at www.compositedoorexperts.co.uk
Finding the right front door for your property is one of the most important decisions you make when it comes to home improvement. As the first part of your home that visitors will come into contact with, your front door says a lot about your property as a whole and goes a long way to setting any first impression others will have.
However, when it comes to choosing a front door, there are a number of key considerations that need to be made. It isn’t merely a case of finding a fit that suits the style of your property, instead, you need to consider a number of factors including the bespoke nature of your new front door, and ways in which it can be customised to your exact tastes. As well as this you need to ensure your new door is secure which often means checking what materials it is manufactured from.
This quick guide will look at these three aspects individually below to help you make the best choice for your home. When it comes to any aspect of home improvement, personal taste weighs heavily in the decision you make but by taking these factors into consideration you will be well on your way to finding the perfect front door for your property.
Choosing a Bespoke Front Door
When it comes to finding a front door for your home than a bespoke choice may well be the best fit. Although anything of bespoke nature may send alarm bells ringing regarding cost, in terms of front doors this isn’t necessarily the case.
It is more often than not the case that you will need to manufacture your door to exact specifications needed for you property anyway so brands can also cater to your bespoke needs as well. In the case of composite doors, bespoke is actually the ‘standard’ model with no two front doors often the same.
This level of customisation is excellent for homeowners looking to add their own personal touch to the exterior of their home and will definitely mean you won’t be looking to replace your front door any time soon.
As the most common entrance and exit point of your property it is vitally important that any front door you choose is safe and secure. Just like windows, as entrances to your home, both front and back doors are targets for any potential intruders.
Fortunately, modern front doors come with a number of added security features, from double locks through to spy holes all of which can help to protect your property. Other modern features include fingerprint sensors and keypads to replace traditional locks which can easily be breached.
What Will Your Front Door be made of?
Leading on from security, what your door is made of has a huge impact on the overall quality of your front door. Composite doors were mentioned briefly earlier in this article and they are by far the most popular choice of modern front doors on the market.
There are many reasons for this, but it is mainly due to the way in which they’re manufactured, which offers a heightened level of security as well as taking the best aspects of before timber and uPVC doors and combining them into one.