Buying an external door? There are many things to consider when choosing external doors. Let us take you through some of the things that you need to consider.
First, let’s look at the different types of materials available.
Glass gives a modern feel to a building. A door made from glass won’t provide enough security for residential use, but businesses usually use these doors as giving an inviting transparent experience to a customer can be crucial to getting that customer to come in and do business.
Timber or Metal?
Homeowners commonly have wooden external doors. The door itself can be made from various species like fir, oak, maple, or mahogany. Wooden doors are very durable, but heavy so you’ll need a sturdy hinge. You will also need to maintain it properly, or it will succumb to the elements over time.
Some homeowners choose metal. Some say that they are less aesthetically pleasing than their wooden counterparts. However, they provide the most security.
If it leads to your roof or backyard, you should consider a metal door.
There are also many other considerations.
Which way will you swing?
Most doors swing in a single direction. However, they can also be 2-directionally hinged so that they swing both ways. Businesses can also choose sliding or revolving options if there is enough space to install them.
Another important factor to consider when buying is size.
Always measure your doorway before you go shopping for a door to make sure the option you like fits the space you have available.
If it doesn’t fit, it’s obviously a headache you don’t need.
Last but certainly not least, you need to think about price.
If you choose something that’s more decorative or rare, then you will obviously pay more for it.
Different materials also cost more, with wood being more expensive than metallic.
These are some of the most important things to consider when making your choice.
However, every situation is unique, so if I were you, I’d head on down to The Door Store at 122 Cochrane’s Road, Moorabbin and talk in person to a real live expert at Melbourne’s biggest range in one location. We’d love to say hello.