What are the different types of front doors?
between a single door and a double door is the first step. This will
depend on how big your entrance and also the style you are looking to
incorporate with the door.
For example, if you have a castle-like mansion, then maybe the most
fitting door would be a rustic double door made out of heavy wood or
stone. However, if you have a narrow entrance and a modern looking
house, then maybe a simple single door with a minimalist style would
be best. To add to the design of the front door, you can also opt for
matching sidelights and various designs of transoms such half round
entry doors: the best option is you want to
save up some money, besides it’s quite easy to install it on your
own. On the down side, the door may not be ideal if you live in an
area with a lot of rain or salt in the air as it will get rusty and
will not last for long.
doors: durable and an excellent idea if you
live in an area with harsh weather conditions. This weather resilient
door will last you a long time and is worthwhile the reasonable
exterior doors: aesthetically superior in
the eyes of many and often an object of envy, it can be an expensive
investment. Wooden doors also require the most
maintenance, such as being varnished every year.
can a front door installation and replacement done?
a front door or replacing it is a task that can be achieved on your
own with some help and guidance, but we highly recommend that you
consult with a professional in this field first. This will save you
from the disappointment of unwanted or even disastrous results!.
door installations can take approximately one week, and you will have
to understand that installing a door (and more if it’s a front
door) has a moderate complexity level. The following are some steps
you should observe in the process of installing a new front door.
an installation overview and prepare
everything you need to do so, materials, styles, do your research.
your old door, it’s quite common that
people order a door just the same size as the one they had before,
but you can actually change the type of door and change its
measurements, although this would take a lot more work. Other things
to have on mind are the door size, jamb width, rough opening and
out your old door, common sense, of course
if you’re going to get a new door you need to put the old one to
waste. It’s a fun task but it also takes time, so be prepared to
be patient and persistent.
the sill, remember to test perfectly if the
door fits or some changes need to be done.
the door in the opening, right now is the
most crucial part where you will see if everything you’ve been
working on was well done but if you followed the instructions we
provided you shouldn’t have any problem.
and install the trim, this is super
important due to the weather changes and problems you could face in
case you do it wrong. As well as all the noise pollution from the
can I increase the security of my front door?
door reinforcement hardwares should be your best allies for such a
task, the first thing you need to do is to measure your door’s
thickness and always try to look for a deadbolt to add to your door
security method, for this matter we do recommend the help of experts in order to get the best results.
order to be safe, your front door should ideally be made of solid
wood or at the very least have a solid-wood core. Other options are
fiberglass or metal and steel. If you choose a metal door, make sure
that it has interior reinforcement and a lock block, to prevent a
thief from bending it open. Although they require more maintenance
than other doors, reinforced steel doors are one of the most secure
options available on the market today.
on doors are great for getting a bit of natural light in and look
beautiful as well, but they’re also a big risk when it comes to
home security. If the window is near the lock, it doesn’t take much
time and effort to break the window and unlock the door from the
inside. However, if you already have a door with a window or can’t
take your eyes of that gorgeous door with a window, there are a few
extra security measures you can take to protect your home. Make sure
you choose reinforced glass, and we highly recommend adding
decorative bars or metal reinforcement.
frame and doorjamb are two elements that are vital to door security.
A weak door drame or jamb can be easily broken with physical force,
and your door will be wide open in a few seconds. Instead of just a
door jamb or a thin, flimsy strike plate, install a deeper box
strike. The doorjamb can also be reinforced with galvanized steel for
maximum protection, making it impossible for anyone to break the door
open with pure physical force.