The door to a house or apartment makes the first impression of the entire space it leads to. Since we all know how first impressions are important, some would even say that you can tell the type of person who lives in a home just by looking at the front door. It is not only the visual impression that matters but also the dimensions of the door compared to the facade. The overall impression should ensure a non-disturbing smooth entry into the home.
The front doors can be single or double. They can be a combination of hinges and foldable blades. It can be security doors or ordinary doors. They can be made of metal, wood, plastic or many materials together. There are many criteria for choosing your front door, but you should always think about other crucial elements that make both the interior and exterior of a home.
Depending on the material you choose for your door, there will be slight or large deformations due to their exposure to the elements. Climate change causes the dimensions of your door’s material to change. It is important to know that wood products extend under wet conditions while metal and plastic products change shape through various deformities that are conditioned by high and low temperatures.
If a door is made of different materials, they will act their way in terms of deformity. The greater the difference in temperature from both sides of the door, the greater the pressure on the blade. This also applies to doors made of a material.
When you buy a door, it is important to choose a reliable, experienced dealer who has mastered the production technology and uses the right design. This ensures that the deformities are minimal and that the quality is guaranteed for a certain number of years.
Fireproof and soundproof doors
Fire resistance is a crucial aspect in all exterior doors. When building a household item, it is usually conditioned with the required number of minutes of fire resistance, which is at least 30 minutes. These doors are also recommended for objects and spaces that are not conditioned by fire safety regulations.
In addition to fire safety, another important aspect is sound insulation. This can be customized and agreed with your dealer if they make a custom door for you. The strength of sound insulation, measured in decibels, depends on your home location compared to traffic and other noise sources. A 35 decibels sound insulation door will satisfy most households.
Security doors are always a good option because you never know when you need to trust the strength of your door. Pay attention to the price, cheap security doors cannot guarantee the necessary quality. Security doors are also often made fireproof and soundproof. They will probably be a little more expensive than others, but they will completely satisfy all the features that a front door should have.
Last but not least, choose the right design for your front door that fits into the facade, exterior and interior of your home. Some modern trends in door design include mahogany and cedar trees. This choice is up to you so take your time and browse through many designs available from your local retailer.
Diana Smith is a passionate blog for home improvement. She is interested in home-related topics such as how to decorate homes on the small budget, how to choose the right front door, feng shui, etc. Diana loves to see her readers get useful information from her articles.