Front doors play a number of important roles in your household. These roles can be obvious and straight-forward. For instance, obviously they seal your home from the outdoors. They take the brunt of the outdoor elements like wind, rain, and the heat of the sun on a daily basis. Aside from the outdoor conditions, they are likewise subjected to daily and constant handling, often being knocked on, swung, and even slammed multiple times in a day.
Front doors also protect your property against intruders and people who are not welcome in your home. They provide protection not only during the day but also long after you go to bed at night. A sturdy front door is one of the reasons why people in many homes can sleep soundly feeling secure all night long.
Aside from these obvious functions, there’s more to your front door than what meets the eye. It provides your home with a certain aura. Just by looking at it, people can have the impression whether your home exudes an imposing or welcoming atmosphere. The design of a front door, on the other hand, speaks a lot about the owners’ character. It could reveal the owner’s impeccable taste or warm personality.
Ideally, a good front door, more than anything else, should be strong and durable to be able to offer maximum level of security and at the same time withstand the outdoor conditions and the wear and tear of daily use. However, given that it is a prominent fixture in the house, one of the first things that people will see, it should also be nice-looking.
Unfortunately, with front doors available today, it is often difficult to find one that has both durability and beauty in one package. They can either be very durable or attractive, rarely meeting both standards at the same time. This is particularly true for older models which can easily crack, warp, and delaminate. Modern styles, on the other hand, may be a lot stronger but limited in the aesthetic appeal.
If you’re looking to replace your front door, remember that new exterior doors can help boost your home’s value through greater curb appeal. You have lots of options to choose from but, many details to keep in mind as well depending largely on your needs and specifications. You may decide on doors with glass panels for more brightness. Or, you may opt for wood doors for better protection. There are also doors that look like they are crafted from wood but are actually made of metal and fiberglass. Whatever you end up choosing, the front door should fit tightly into its frame to help prevent drafts and lower your heating and cooling costs.
With Zen Windows, we have a wide array of selections that you can choose from to enhance the beauty and value of your home. We also have more than sufficient supplies of different materials for custom-designed front doors, in order for us to meet your needs and come up with something unique for your home.