First impressions can be incredibly hard to shake off, and with the front entrance door usually being the very first thing people see, the importance of choosing the right front door is not to be underestimated.
Over the years Everest have consciously improved the options customers have when selecting a door. That’s great in one sense, but what we don’t want is for customers to feel overwhelmed by the choice available to them.
There is no right or wrong when choosing an entrance door as every homeowner’s needs are different and personal taste will always be subjective, but allow us to discuss the top 5 things we believe help make a great door.
Don’t compromise on quality
uPVC is by far and away the most popular material of modern times, largely due to its affordability and the fact it is virtually maintenance free. However, for homeowners whose priority is to select the right door, your decision should be based more on the age of your property. For period homes then timber options would be more in-keeping visually. For contemporary homes, aluminium doors offer a wider variety of “trendy” designs that also boast extra strength. If you want the best of both worlds though, GRP doors combine the elegant look of timber with the extra strength of a composite material, so it offers a greater range of benefits to your home.
There are both aesthetic and logistical reasons to install lights around the main entrance door. A subtle light shining on the house name or number can add a real touch of sophistication and also help guests and delivery men/women find your home. Alternatively, you can opt for a sensory light that clicks on every time somebody approaches the door. This can be useful if the walkway to your home gets dark at night and also detracts potential intruders from getting too close.