Selecting the part of your home that a visitor will first come into contact with, is clearly an important decision to make. It sets the tone for what is about to follow. A house with a charming and beautiful front door is indeed inviting and can become the envy of your friends and neighbours. So, it is very important to remember that when you are planning to remodel your home or are planning to build a new one, not to forget to factor in the decision about the part of your house that everyone will first come into contact with.
When looking for a front door, you will be amazed by the number of choices you will be dealing with. Some of the choices may be products made from wood, composite materials, and Metal. Each of the aforementioned styles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is an overview of these three options.
Wood doors are usually offered in many different styles and designs (we have 300 on display or can make any style you like or see on Pinterest or your favourite renovation blog). Along with pure wood, you can also have the glass and wood combination too. They also come in different colours and styles and are considered as one of the most affordable types of front doors. The main advantage is that you can customise the paint to match it to your home. But you have to take note that they require more maintenance. These types of doors usually warp and peel over time which is why some people prefer the following choices.
Composite is considered the latest fashion. They come with frames made of wood and are then filled with foam and subsequently wrapped with a fibreglass coating. They are much more expensive than any other type of doors on the market today, but the benefit is that they will never warp and fading paint is not an issue.
Metal Front Doors
Metal front doors are considered the most secure choice, no small matter in this day and age, and especially if you live in an area with a high crime rate. Our metal selection are strong, sturdy, and durable but are heavier compared to other two choices. They are often more affordable than composite fibreglass and wood doors, so this is another clear benefit. When you want to protect your home and your belongings, a metal solution is clearly something you may want to consider.
What’s right for you?
If making this choice from reading a blog feels like you are a bit distant from the decision, why not visit us 7 days a week at 122 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin and talk to a tradesman and take a look at the widest range of different types and styles of Front Doors in the country today on permanent display or email Richard Baron at Richard.Baron@thedoorstore.com.au and mention you read this blog and would like some advice.