Guide to Choosing Front Doors

When choosing front doors, you will find that there are many different options open to you.

Purchasing a new front door can increase the kerb appeal of your home, improve security and also help to reduce your heating bill through better insulation.The type you choose is dependent on a number of factors. We will look at some of the things that you should think about when choosing.

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  • Front doors in the UK need to be very weather resistant due to the rainy climate.
  • They also need to be energy efficient to keep your heating bills down.
  • They should provide the level of privacy and security that you feel comfortable with.
  • It should enhance the appearance of your home and complement the style of building and windows that you have installed.

Choices available

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When it comes time to choosing a front door, there are many different styles, colours and materials available to make entry into your home more attractive as well as practical. There are hardwood, aluminium and PVCu, each of which have their own advantages. You will need to consider the style of your home’s exterior and choose an elegant and eye-catching one that will be an asset to your home. You can design your own from hardwood or choose from the vast range of designs that are already available to be installed.

For most people, there is a need for windows to provide lighting to their entryway, but there are some that want a higher degree of privacy. There are front doors that offer attractive semi-round leaded windows that are perched atop, for example. There are others that offer a glimpse into the entryway with flanking side windows or some that feature a semi-solid version with leaded glass or frosted, and etched glass inserts in the upper half of the front door. There are so many options available suiting all types of house style that in the end it may just come down to individual choice. But beware, simply opting for the cheapest available may mean you compromise on the security of your home and the amount of time before you need a replacement.

Any reputable supplier and installer will be able to offer impartial advice about what the best options are for you. Most good decent companies will be driven by your budget and needs rather than simply trying to sell you the most expensive option. Someone like ourselves, Markwell glass will always be happy to discuss your requirements and offer a range of options.

Other considerations

Not only will you want to opt for the highest standards for appearance and security, but there are also other features you might want to incorporate, including letter plates, knockers and spy holes. Finding quality products to choose from and reputable and experienced installation will mean finding the right company for the job.

Since there really is such a wide variety of front door options available, you may want to get the advice of a professional company that has many years of experience as mentioned above. So if you want to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced and knowledgeable team then please do get in touch today. 

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