The front door is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home; it provides security against unwanted intruders, keeps the warmth inside your house, and creates a first impression for your visitors. If you are looking for a new entrance door, here are some of the factors to consider.
Front Door Security
For many homeowners, security is a prime concern. Consequently, different doors will offer different security advantages. Steel front doors naturally offer a high level of security. They are made from a very strong material, and our Garador FrontGuard range offers 12 point security as standard. Furthermore, other security upgrades are available. Even with windows doors can be very secure. However, not as secure as those without. If security is your main priority specify a spy hole of have a security camera installed.
Thermal efficiency in doors is indicated by their U value. This indicates how well heat is transferred through the front door. So, the lower the U value, the more thermally efficient it is. Doors and windows can be responsible for most heat loss from your home. If you wish to reduce your energy costs it’s wise to choose a door with good thermal efficiency. Aluminium front doors are excellent for insulation. Our range is made by Groke. Depending on the design and thickness you choose, they can offer U values as low as 0.74 W/M2K. Well within Passivhaus standards. However, all doors we offer will at the very least meet the current building standards, with U values of 1.8 W/M2K or less.
Of course, the first impression that your door creates should not be forgotten. The thermally efficient Groke doors come in a wide range of designs and styles, and there are plenty of beautiful options within the range of Garador steel doors too, but for a classic style many people prefer timber front doors. The range we offer is made by Silvelox, and these can have a different finish on the interior and exterior sides. You can choose to have the inside of your front door match your other internal doors.
Whatever you are looking for from your entrance, here at Lakes Garage Doors we are able to offer an excellent selection of entrance doors, including bespoke options. So, contact us and find out how we can help you to create a perfect entrance today.