How to choose front doors?

Exterior doors are not only an aesthetic addition – a showcase of the house, but also a functional element that is supposed to protect us against cold, noise and potential thieves. That’s why choosing the right model is extremely important. What should we remember about when choosing front doors and what are available options?

First of all – appearance

Most often the first criterion that we follow when choosing exterior doors is their appearance. Front doors, obviously, should blend with the appearance of the building – especially with front elevation and windows. Wrong choice of doors may be a fatal blow to the style of your house, so you have to take into consideration not only their color, but also design.

For a house designed in modern style you definitely shouldn’t choose any front doors with a traditional look. Way better solution would be to choose one of modernistic models, preferably one with a highly geometrical form. On the other hand, very fashionable currently buildings that have simple bodies require minimalist style doors, devoid of decorations. In such a case an interesting choice would be full panel door made of wood or metal. A fine option are also doors in the form of a frame filled with glass panes.

It is also worth to take into consideration the size of chosen doors – in case of small houses you shouldn’t install double doors (single-wing models will be the best option). The exact position of your entrance door is also significant: for example front doors leading to a large villa-inspired residence should be located centrally due to the symmetrical building arrangement. The size of a house in this case also allows for the installation of double doors, which design can additionally be highlighted by a spectacular, extended façade.

Secondly – materials

Currently the most popular types of external doors are wooden, steel, aluminum, PVC and fiberglass models. On the market are available different models from many door manufacturers, but you have to remember that each of these materials has its advantages and disadvantages. For example: steel models are very durable, but also have quite poor thermal insulation properties. Aluminum doors are better in this respect (but still far from being perfect!) and are soundproof, but unfortunately, due to the price, they aren’t a product available to everyone.

Wooden models are always a good solution – they aren’t only elegant-looking, but also can effectively protect the interior from cold. One of the most experienced wooden door manufacturers with many years of experience in creating construction joinery is POL-SKONE – Polish company that creates elegant exterior doors with effective anti-burglary protection. The construction of the POL-SKONE exterior doors is based on a wooden sash reinforced with a steel profile covered with two wood-like boards and additionally covered with natural veneer.

INOX stainless steel coating can be used on the surface of the wing. Thermal insulation filling, anti-theft system and double gasket system are some of available additional options that make the POL-SKONE windows reliable and warm, while guaranteeing the safety of the household members. High quality of doors and accessories available for the customers are the main reasons why POL-SKONE is considered as one of the best wooden door manufacturers in Poland.

Thirdly – addititions and accessories

When selecting exterior doors, such additions as for example frame, door closers or door handles play a huge role. Door closers provide more comfort for all the household members, but the choice of frame directly affects thermal insulation of your front doors. Properly matched handles will significantly increase the level of anti-burglary protection and also will have some impact on the comfort of your house. That’s why it’s highly recommended to buy door accessories and additions from reliable door manufacturers.

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