When you are choosing a new door for your home, whether that door is for internal rooms, or will be your new front door or new back door, there are a few things you should consider.
Doors are an important part of your home, not just stylistically, but for security as well. When you’re choosing a door, you may not think about security as one of the top features of your new door, but we will be covering why it is so important later on it this article.
First, you may be considering the price. You should have a set budget in mind for the amount you want to spend on a door, plus a little extra for some wiggle room on that budget. A cheap door might be enticing, but it’s likely that it won’t stand up to the test of time, may break easily, and may not be very secure. Paying out a little extra money for the door with more security features might feel pointless, but we assure you, you’ll be investing in your home and the security of your belongings.
Next, consider the design of the door. Ask yourself what you’re looking for in a new door, and why you feel like you need a new door. Ensure that your new door matches the themes and style of your home. If you’re looking for a new front door, you should consider the kind of home you have, and match it with a stylistic choice.
Older houses look great with grand doors that have glass and mosaics but consider that glass allows people to see inside your home. Try using frosted glass or avoid glass windowed doors entirely. Newer, more modern houses have a very clean look, so stained wooden doors would look great. When you’re choosing your door, you should make sure that there is room for locking features and extra security.
Finally, security. This is the most important factor in choosing a new door for your home. You aren’t just choosing a door when you go door shopping, you’re also choosing the latch, the main locking mechanism, and any additional locks you may want on the door. When you’re choosing your lock, pick one that will help protect you against lock picking and anyone trying to break into your home. You’ll want an anti-pick lock, at the very least, but you can also benefit from features such as anti-snap, anti-drill, and anti-bump.
If you can, you’ll want to ensure any locks that you procure for your door are endorsed by neighbourhood watch or well reviewed. You should feel safe at home, and the locks on your doors and windows are really the only barrier between your house and the outside world. Choosing your door should be less about the balance of the cost, what looks good, and most importantly how if performs in keeping your house secure.