The entrance door is one of the true features of the home and it is most often the thing that gives visitors their first impression. That’s why it’s so important to get your entrance door right. There are several types of entrance doors to choose from and we outline the most common of them here. If you’d like to see some of the options for yourself, simply visit your local door supplier
who will be only too happy to help.
Glass Entrance Doors
A glass entrance door is one that uses glass panels in its design somewhere. It could be several glass panels framed by wood or aluminium, one large glass panel, or so on. The glass used in the door is tempered glass which is very strong and difficult to break. This means that your glass entrance door is very secure and you don’t have to worry about the threat of break in. Style wise, the door can be made from coloured, frosted or etched glass. Glass that is opaque in some way is the best option as you’ll get the privacy that you need from your entrance door.
Timber Entrance Doors
Timber entrance doors are made from solid timber and they are enduringly popular because they can be manufactured in a huge range of different designs. Timber entrance doors can be heritage, country style, Asian in appearance, contemporary and so on. You can have a singular hinged door or a beautiful, elegant double door. Timber doors can be painted to the colour of your choice or they can be stained to bring out the natural beauty of the timber. Timber entrance doors bring a feeling of warmth and beauty to the home that no other material can ever match. They are also the easiest types of doors to repair, and you can change the look of them in the future if you wish.
PVC Entrance Doors
If you want the look of a painted timber door without the hassles of maintaining it, you can’t go past a PVC entrance door. PVC entrance doors are very classic in appearance and they suit most types of home. They are incredibly environmentally friendly, have great insulation, and will never rot, warp or fade. The most you’ll ever have to do maintenance wise is to give them a clean occasionally.
Steel Entrance Doors
If you are after a door that is incredibly secure, incredibly strong and incredibly low maintenance, you can’t go past a steel door, which is alternatively known as a hollow metal door. You do have a choice of designs and colours in these doors but they may be fewer than the options available with other types of entrance doors. One of the biggest benefits of steel entrance doors is how cost effective they are.
Aluminium Entrance Doors
Another type of entrance door you can choose from is the aluminium entrance door. Aluminium doors utilise an aluminium frame with glass inside or alternatively, an inner core that is covered by an aluminium “veneer” so to speak which is then finished as desired. Aluminium entrance doors are available in a range of colours and finishes and they are incredibly low maintenance.