When it comes to buying a new front door, there’s a lot you need to consider. Here are some of the things you might want to think about before you purchase your new front door.
There are a range of materials available for your front door and each one carries its own set of advantages and disadvantages; it’s important that you are aware of the characteristics of each in order to make an informed decision.
This is probably the most popular choice of material for a front door.
uPVC is strong, durable, easy to maintain, and with a range of customisation options available, it is easy to find a uPVC door with the right look for your home.
If you don’t want the traditional white uPVC, you can opt for a timber-effect finish. You can also choose the colour and style of the stained glass in your door.
Composite doors are rapidly becoming the first choice among homeowners and with good reason.
They offer unrivalled versatility with a broad selection of styles and colours to choose from. Choose a timber-effect traditional finish for a period or character property or opt for something more stylish and contemporary for a modern home.
The materials composite doors are made from also make them extremely durable and strong, with little maintenance required to keep them looking fresh.
This is a traditional choice, favoured by owners of older homes.
Timber is an excellent choice for anybody looking for a classic look for their home, however it is more difficult to maintain as timber requires treatment in order to protect it from the elements and prevent damage occurring.
Although you want your front door to be welcoming and inviting to guests, it also needs to deter intruders so security is a key consideration when purchasing a new front door.
Secure by Design is a programme supported by the UK police which focuses on ‘designing out crime’. Any door carrying the Secure by Design accreditation will offer the highest standard of security available on the market.
Of course, different doors come at different costs, with certain styles costing more than others.
While composite doors offer slightly more benefits compared with uPVC, they generally come at a higher cost.
If budget is a consideration, uPVC may be the better choice as it will enable you to enjoy the benefits of excellent security and a stylish new look but for a lower cost.
If you’re looking to replace your front door, our online door quote tool will show you how much your door could cost – and if you’re happy to continue, Spire Glass will be able to install your new front door, serving Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Dorset.