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How to choose a Front Door

How to choose a Front Door

Home Depot has been helping people make their houses homes for decades.  The one thing that everyone who enters your home sees is the front door. Your front door says a lot about your property and your home, it can even affect the value of the property. Home Depot has a wide selection of superb quality front doors for all kinds of properties. With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on a fabulous front door and more. But how do you choose the right front door for you?


Your front door has to fit in with the style of your home. Not only that it should fit in with the street or neighborhood. In some areas or streets homeowners are requested to install only a certain style of front door in keeping with other properties on the street, Not all front doors are the same, as we shall see, but you can choose from traditional to modern, with or without windows, natural wood or uPvc and so on. The style of your door is vital and is the starting point when choosing a new front door for your home.


Size matters.  Front doors are generally between 32” and 36” wide but not all doors are the same and not all doorways are the same. Single doors can vary in size,  some older properties may have wider doors and then there are those that have double doors.  Knowing the size of your doorway is essential when buying and then fitting a door. Your doorway may need more than just a door, some architectural or ornamental features can change the size and the shape of the door.


Once upon a time doors were all wooden.  Wood is still perhaps the most common material used in the construction of front doors.

Wood is a wonderful material for a front door and solid wood is superb in looks and feel. Modern wooden doors are very much a combination of wooden veneers and panels with elements of steel to give it strength.  Wood is prone to weathering and can suck up moisture like a sponge and thus a wooden front door needs looking at a few times a year and may need treating or painting.

Fibreglass doors are modern doors that have a long life.  The doors are normally very affordable and come in a range of colors and styles. Very often fibreglass doors are great insulators as they have a foam inlay helping keep the house warmer in winter.

Steel doors are extremely strong and can take a great deal of weathering and general punishment. Theu sadly lack the longevity of other doors made from other materials but the level of security is higher.


Finally, your choice of front door depends on your budget. Always choose the best door your can afford taking into consideration energy efficiency, security and weathering.  It makes sense to get expert advice when choosing the ideal front door for your home.

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