When entering a home; the first door that a person sees and passes through is the front entrance, which is where first impressions are usually made by guests. Nothing will add more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful front door. However, finding one that provides security as well as aesthetic appeal is easier said than done. Following are some points that home or commercial building owners should consider when shopping for a new door.
It Must Have All Necessary Features
This is very important as a beautiful looking door is absolutely useless if it isn’t equipped with the necessary features. For instance; make sure the door has a peephole if your front entrance doesn’t have any sidelight or glass in the door panel. Ensure that the entry to the front door is well lit, which will provide security to not only the inhabitants of the home or commercial building but also to those who approach the door..
It Must Come With Added Security
Although the security factor is a necessary feature that shouldn’t be overlooked, most front doors are sold without any security measures in place. You will have to decide what hardware you wish to be installed even when considering pre-hung doors as those don’t come with a handle and lock set. Make sure to include a matching deadbolt on whatever hardware set you choose for the new door.
It will be easier to determine what type of door suits your needs the best after reviewing the application for the door in question. Generally, 3 common types of doors are used for entry ways i.e. wood, steel and fiberglass.
Installing a Wooden Door at Your Establishment? Keep These Tips in Mind
The most popular out of the 3 types of entry doors are those made of wood as there are considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing. Well constructed doors of high quality can not only bring curb appeal to your home but also a sense of security, of course from where the wood door is brought from also matters. What you need to keep in mind when buying a wooden door;
- It’s important to finish the door as soon as it’s installed, especially if the door is made from oak wood.
- The interior, exterior and edges should be sealed properly.
- At least 3 coats of exterior grade polyurethane should be applied (specifically containing ‘UV absorbers’.
- A latex stain shouldn’t be used on the exterior.
Austin Doors is a place that you can surely put faith in when it comes to finding beautiful and incredibly durable wooden doors made with high quality materials and finishing. Simply put, we make the best solid wood custom entry doors that are ideal for any home or commercial building setting. Find our extensive catalogue here or get an estimate for our door repair and installation services here!