How to buy the perfect door?

Security entrance door for communal apartments

MATERIAL

The most important thing first of all, when buying a new door is to make sure that you got the material right. You will have to select this perfect material for your door from the tons of styles, types and selections from the dealers and other centres. You can select the type of material of your own choice and some materials such as glass panes and other wooden panels requires special constructions and it might take you about a week or two before you can install it. You can also go to a local wood worker or carpenter and make the door of your choice from the scratch. But however these processes are very time consuming.

When purchasing or constructing a door you must know that what gives the aesthetic appearance is the outer covering layer and what gives the stability for the door is the underlying work and hence they can be made from different materials.

security entrance door and two side panels with bullet proof glass

WOODEN DOORS

The most common and popular type is the wood work door. They are pretty and have extreme stability and durability. You can make the door from the wood such as oak, walnut, pine or cherry.

STEEL DOORS

Another safe and sound material for constructing a perfect door is steel itself. The steel doors are much stronger and durable than the fibre glass or the wood one and hence they will easily withstand the test of time and weather. All the steel doors however also use wooden parts in their inner cavity for better stability and strength. The steel doors also comes with pre drilled locks and hinges so that the installation becomes very basic and will just involve pulling the old one out of the hinge and hanging a new one.

Double leaf entrance door with magnetic locks for high security

FIBRE GLASS DOORS

The third type of material used for doors are fibre glass composite material. They are very tough and strong and requires very minimum maintenance. They can be made in wooden texture so that they give the same aesthetic appearance that the wooden doors like oak, walnut and cherry finished doors give.

ALUMINIUM DOORS

Aluminium is another material that is used for door construction and they use insulation between the layers of the door which are usually done using a metal film. They are available in all the custom colours and styles and they can also be made in all the way according to the customer’s choice. But this door has its own disadvantage and that is it’s cost. They do not come cheap at all and their price is only second to solid wooden doors.

Double leaf security front door

The door can be purchased in any way, either by the structure alone or along with the frame also, but what really matters is the quality and reliability of the door. Check for the seals from the manufacturer which shows that it can withstand all the weather conditions. Always look for high quality steel and fibre as it contains thermal break which does not conduct the outside heat or cold to the inside and strives maintain the present room temperature.