Top Tips When Selecting The Best Doors For Your Home

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Most homes have two doors, one at the front and one at the rear. Of course, this isn’t always the case but all homes have one door that they consider to be their main in and out point. This is the door you should be most concerned about. You want to select a door that matches your home and your personality, which can be more challenging than you think.

Don’t forget, you need to consider the size of your house when choosing a door, it has to be on the same scale. 


The first step is to choose a manufacturer that will help you locate and install the best doors possible for your home. You need to be confident that you have found a manufacturer and installer that does high-quality work, delivers on time and offers warranties and guarantees.

That means asking friends and family regarding who they have used in the past. You can also check the reputation of established firms such as Parkwood doors on social media. 

You’ll quickly discover the companies that others rate highly and you can visit them to choose which one to use.

Gaining trust in this part of the relationship is important. 


The next step is to consider security. If you live in an area with a high crime rate you may want to consider a slid steel door or at least a solid wood one. These are best at deterring and keeping out unwanted visitors. 

Of course, living in a low crime rate area can also mean you’re at risk of burglary. Put simply, if the houses look wealthier there will be more attention from criminals. Again, you’ll want to consider solid wood doors. They are durable, strong, and look better than steel doors. 

Style Of Home

It’s also important to consider the style of your home. If you have a charming Tudor home it may not be advisable to put a contemporary door on it. The two styles will clash and potentially make your house look bizarre. 

The style of door you choose must be in keeping with the property.

Privacy Level

You can purchase a glass front door that is effectively double glazing surrounded by a frame. It’s the perfect way to boost light levels in your home. However, it also means you’ll have less privacy. Anyone passing by will be able to see into your home.

You can opt for a half-glass door to get the benefit of light and better privacy. Or, if you prefer you can have a solid, no glass, door. This is best for security and a small eyehole fitted to the door will allow you to see who is at the door.

Take A Step Back

Most door companies have software that can help you visualize the door in-situ. This gives you the opportunity to step back and admire it, as though seeing it for the first time. You’ll find this helps to ensure you have the right amount of curb appeal for your needs.