Doors, Which One Is Best for You?
There are many different types of doors you can have in your home. For example:
- Hollow core
- Veneered Timber
- Bi-fold exterior
- Battened ledged
The best doors to use in your home
Pros and cons
- Considered to be secure
- Wooden doors complement all styles of homes
- Decent wooden doors start around £100 and upwards
- Noise reduction
- High maintenance – you need to paint and varnish a wooden door re-applying as it weathers
- Natural light – It does not matter if the glass is clear, tinted, low iron or satin it will not block the natural light.
- Strength – Toughened glass doors are known for their strength and durability.
- Glass is easy to maintain
- Lack of privacy – You can see straight through glass but this can be sorted.
- Durable – Pet friendly, people friendly and weather friendly.
- Performance – Energy efficient Saves money on energy bills
- Easy maintain
- Price – Fiberglass doors are more expensive.
- Sizing – The material is not easy to cut, so this is not great for exterior doors that are not normal size.
- Installation – The entry system comes with a full unit with the frame, it must be installed by an experienced professional.
- Low maintenance
- Weather resistant
- Fire retardant
- Structural Integrity – UPVC is prone to sagging due to their light weight and also because they are structurally not as strong. Too much heat can result in a rupture of their frames.
Types of doors
- Textured glass
- Decorative glass
- Insulated glass
- Stained glass
- Frosted or etched glass
- Clear glass
- Clear class
- Single glass
- Double glass
- Solid oak
- Solid hardwood timber
- Hollow softwood timber
- Slide and fold
- Lift and slide
Steps to take that will make your front door safer
Wooden doors are secure but just like any you will need a good lock. Other steps you can take to increase security are:
- A peep hole
- Door chain
- High-quality glass
- Secure hinges