The front door of your house is more often than not the first impression anyone has of your house. Friends, family, strangers, potential attackers.. They will all have judgements based on that first impression. So what does your front door say about you?
Does your door suit your property? Sometimes, especially when there is an accident or an old front door suddenly ceases function completely, front doors are replaced in a hurry. If there isn’t money set aside for the purpose, often the replacement front door is the cheapest available, regardless of whether it suits the building or not.
What is your current front door made of? Wood is ultimately the most attractive of front doors, but it is not used as often as uPVC due to the cost and high level of maintenance required. Most properties, especially new builds, have uPVC front doors. Many uPVC doors are poorly designed, cheap and flimsy looking.
How old is your front door? If your door is only a few years old, you may be lucky enough that it still looks new. However, many front doors age quickly, especially when not maintained. Formerly white uPVC doors discolour to a cigarette-stained yellow colour, while wooden doors slowly lose their shine and paint begins to chip off.
Most importantly – what does your front door say about the security of your house?
Professional criminals will know even the most subtle details to look for – the right kind of lock, the right kind of door, the right kind of glazing that makes breaking in easier. However, you don’t need to be a professional to spot an easy target. uPVC front doors have flimsy panels that can be kicked out easily. Old wooden doors with rot showing can easily be split with force in the right place.
It is important to have a high security front door if your house is vulnerable – either from containing valuable assets, or from being in an area of high threat.
If your front door isn’t up to scratch, buy a replacement front door and transform the look of your home. Composite doors offer the best of everything – long-lasting, attractive, high security, very functional and affordable.