Your front door can make a huge difference to how the exterior of your property looks, but it also needs to be functional: secure, weatherproof, properly fitted and, ideally, long-lasting. Choosing the correct door style can help you transform your home. The wrong front door can detract from the overall look and feel of your property, so it’s a good idea to do some research first and rule out those doors that don’t fit your style.
1. Safety and security
The safety and security of the property owner should be your primary aim when selecting an entrance door. Any high-quality entrance door – regardless of the material – is specifically designed to resist impact and to retain its tensile strength even under duress. However, the jamb or frame can rupture around the locking area in the case of trauma, causing the lock to fail.
There are a couple of solutions for ensuring you have the maximum security for your family and home. It’s important to choose the latest development in anti-intrusion locks and hinge technologies. There are a number of security sliding doors that offer triple locks for added security and are made from extra strong material that will resist any attempts to get through.
If you’d prefer a hinged door, a security door can make a great addition to any traditional option and won’t impact the aesthetics or look of your home.
2. Consider the material
When it comes to selecting a material for your front door, one of the most obvious choices is timber, but this isn’t the only option. There are many different types of doors on the market today, ranging from composite, aluminium, solid wood and even cladded steel. The best option is to go for a material that’s low-maintenance, so there’s less hassle in the future.
Aluminium doors are strong and can add a cool, industrial look – plus they won’t expand or contract every time the temperature rises or dips. The doors have no risk of warping, are not prone to wear, and require minimal cleaning.
Choosing an entry for a property is all about making an impression, so what do you want to achieve? Perhaps it is a sleek and modern aesthetic that you have envisioned or it is an intricate design with decorative glass that you want.
Advances in technology have enabled manufacturers to produce stunning, magnificent and suitably striking models. Remember that an entry door installation is part of a wider aesthetic project across the interior and exterior of the property to create a harmonious, unified design that will make you and your family proud.
For any enquiries or to discuss your front door options in the Melbourne region or wider Victoria, be sure to get in touch with the team of specialists at Audsley Windows today on 03 9543 3911, or contact us online here.