The right Exterior Doors For Your Choices Now
The total removal, longer to set up, may require interior finishing work. It consists of replacing the existing frame. It keeps the passage width and improves the sound and thermal performance of the exterior joinery. The use for the exterior door comes perfect here.
Choose dimensions and insulation
The standard size of an aluminum door, or other material, is 90 cm wide and 215 cm high. However, there are other dimensions: 80 x 215, 80 x 200 or 90 x 200. If your location does not correspond to these dimensions, you will have two choices:
- That of filling the gaps with a transom (in case of insufficient height), with a third leaf or an expander (in case of insufficient width) or with insulation fur (in case of insufficient depth).
- To choose a PVC door (or other material) to measure that is the most practical solution but also the most expensive. This will then fill perfectly the space available. Do not forget to also keep the clearance of your exterior carpentry which will then determine its direction of opening.
Regarding acoustic insulation, the choice of double glazing (for a glazed or semi-glazed finish) ensures thermal and sound insulation. Know that there are solutions to further strengthen sound insulation in a noisy environment.
Regarding thermal insulation, the material influences it a lot. The thermal performance of an aluminum entrance door (or other material) is determined by the lower Ud coefficient, the better the insulation.
For resistance to wind, air and water, the higher the value, the better the resistance
Be aware that the presence of an aluminum threshold ensures the tightness of the closure. And it takes a seal between the opening and the frame.
- And to conclude, you will not forget the security of your door. You will choose for this the lock (hook, 3 points, 5 points), the barrel (security, standard, card), and accessories (three-dimensional hinges, stay, reinforced hinges).
- This is the front of course, but the front door is also obvious. A front door plays a crucial role in the first impression someone makes of your home. It is not so obvious to find a suitable model. Here are some tips to make your job easier.
First step: the choice of material
Aluminum, pvc, wood, glass: the possibilities are legion. If PVC ports are relatively cheap, the claws are visible in contrast to aluminum doors and special formats are a little less easy to make. On the other hand, a wooden door gives some character to your home, but keep in mind that you will need to maintain your door more often. A glass door is expensive, but it gives a lot of light. You have noticed: all materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Determine your style and desires and go to a specialist to make an informed choice.
The character of your door
Entrance doors are in all sizes and shapes. If you opt for a sober door and if you also have a garage, then it is advisable to choose the same color. Decide whether you want classic or modern and know that there is no problem to make a custom door.
Attention to insulation
It would be a shame to isolate your house optimally and let the cold enter through the front door. Make sure you have an entrance door with good thermal insulation to prevent heat from escaping and cold. PVC or aluminum doors often have thermal cut profiles, which ensure excellent insulation, while wood is by nature a good insulator. You can complete the work with joints and door sills, as the slots and spaces are bad for your insulation.