When someone visits your home, the front door is usually the first thing the visitor sees. Moreover, the front door is usually the first thing the visitor remembers. So, making a great first impression is vital.
The front door not only introduces the style of your home but protects your house too. Hence, choosing a new door is a difficult decision to make.
The usual advice is to choose something that will complement the property. A composite door may not suit a Victorian-style terrace as much as it would a new build.
Not only do you need to choose a material (usually from wood, uPVC and composite), but sometimes you need to select glazing, handles, hinges, colours and other accessories too.
Before you get down to the nitty-gritty of customising your door, you need to select the best style door for you. You probably want your front door to be energy-efficient, cost-effective and long-lasting.
Energy-efficient doors will contribute to the heat retention of your home. Furthermore, thermally efficient doors will keep your house warm in winter and cool in summer. Thus, saving on your energy bills no matter what the weather. A new front door can also reduce noise, which may be handy if you live on the main road or near traffic.
Moreover, a high-quality door is an investment. Longer-lasting, durable doors don’t come cheap. Energy-efficient doors might be costly but will be worth it in the long run. You get what you pay for, so don’t let the price tag put you off.
There has never been so much choice when it comes to choosing a new door. So when making the decision, take your time, ask for advice and explore the possibilities in front of you.
Check out our handy guide to choosing the best style front door below!