As you know there's nothing quite as beautiful as a wooden front door. It's one of the prime materials used to make them, and each type of wood comes with such character and individuality that it makes it an excellent choice for front doors.
Which Type of Door?
You may be wondering what kind of door to have and if you choose wood then you'll have made a good choice. There are many different factors that will come into play when you're choosing a door such as aesthetics, the value it gives the property, how durable it is, what the maintenance costs are like, and of course the cost of the door itself.
UPVC or Wooden Front Door?
UPVC is sometimes the first choice for buyers and there are plenty of good reasons why, after all it is cost effective, easy to maintain over the years and extremely durable as well as offering great insulation. However, although UPVC has all these qualities in spades, what it doesn't have is the aesthetic appeal of wood. If you're not bothered about this then all well and good, but if you're a big wood fan, then it may push you towards a hardwood door rather than UPVC.
Versatility, Style, Colour
The range of different hardwoods available make wood a very attractive choice. There are so many different grain effects and so many different colours from which to choose. A solid wooden door that 's been put together by craftsmen is a natural attraction and of course offers real curb appeal, with the potential to add value to your property.
Also a wooden front door has such authority, it's so authentic and feels absolutely beautiful to the touch. The weight of a wooden door gives you a sense of security and they're not so easy to overcome for any wood-be burglar.
The cost of a wooden door can vary, although they can be expensive the higher up the market you go. Of course it does depend on what you want and what you're prepared to spend, but most wooden doors are quite reasonable in cost. The lifespan will be long, for a wooden front door will last many years, so you'll get your money's worth out of it.
Wood is a great insulator so you could save on energy bills in the long run. They're great at keeping the cold out and heat in. Wooden front doors are also good at keeping noise as well as cold out, so if you live on a busy street, you can keep the hustle and bustle that goes on outside away from the inside of your home.
You'll find that your door is great at keeping it's condition over the years as wood is an extremely durable natural material. If you treat it with care and of course get it well-fitted by experts, it should last you a number of years. You can easily repair wooden front doors as wood is extremely easy to work with. If you have a problem you'd rather not work on yourself, then you get a well trained joiner to carry out any repairs for you.
Wood is Environmentally Friendly
Wood is a good choice of material because front doors are usually made from wood that's come from sustainable forests.
Curb Appeal and Property Value
With a good quality wooden front door you're likely to increase the value of your property by giving it what is known as 'curb appeal,' giving it a more attractive and luxurious feel that is an attractive option for home buyers.
With a either a contemporary or classically designed wooden front door, you're going to be investing in your property, as well as giving your home security and insulation. First impressions count and a good quality wooden front door is the best first impression you can give.
If you are interested in wooden front doors for your home or premises or would like to find out more, get in touch with us today.