You must have often heard the phrase that ‘First impression is the last impression’ and this indeed is true in many aspects of our life.
The entry to our homes has a lasting impression on the visitors, so a thoughtfully put together entryway is extremely important. One of the most important elements of an entryway is the door.
However, selecting exterior doors depends on a multitude of factors such as
- Type of house
- Climate conditions
- Styles and preferences
- Purpose (Aesthetic or security)
Talking of exterior doors, a good looking, durable, secure, and weather-resistant door is a must-have.
However, there is some good news. The market today is flooded with options to suit everyone’s needs, preferences, budget, and a lot more. In this article, we have put together a list of different door styles to help you choose the perfect exterior door for your home easily. Let’s get started!
Sturdy and secure, sustainable, natural, and aesthetically pleasing, solid wood doors have been used since time immemorial and can never go out of style. Solid wood exterior doors also act as a good insulator, and a lick of paint or change of polish is all one needs to refresh the look.
Fabricated metal (steel/aluminium/iron) doors come in a variety of designs to suit everyone’s taste. Being completely made of metal, these doors are highly suitable to be used as an exterior door because of their weather-resistance quality. Metal doors are heavy and tend to rust over time, however, a good protective coating and sound upkeep take care of this. Metal frames can be finished in any colour, glazing to suit everyone’s sense of style.
Fiberglass doors are becoming increasingly popular given their durability and energy efficiency. The doors have foam insulation, are resilient to weather elements, and are very secure. These doors can be made in a wood-look finish too and many other finishes.
uPVC, though a form of plastic, is completely made from recyclable materials. One can paint uPVC doors, however, these door types are readily available in a number of finishes and are easy on the pocket too. Besides, these are water-resistant making them a great choice for exterior doors.
Composite doors or GRP doors
Composite exterior doors, more popularly known as GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) doors first came on the scene some 10 years ago and have been popular ever since. It is a great option for people who want the appearance of a timber door but do not want to take the pain that goes into maintaining wood doors. Thanks to the use of modern weather-resistant materials.
Besides the material, another thing to consider when choosing exterior doors could be the design style. A few options one could consider is the speakeasy door, double door, and door with sidelights.
Innovative Windows offers a wide range of doors and windows to choose from. Contact us today.