For many homeowners, choosing new doors often boils down to the style of the door itself. However, you should take a look at other aspects, such as the glazing, hardware and material for the framing. Stittsville Windows and Doors, your local door replacement company, discusses the important features of your new door.
Be discerning on the kind of material of which your new doors are made. This defines the service life and durability of your new home hardware. Generally, wood remains a top choice for most doors although it’s not the only choice. Vinyl is a great alternative if you want a door with higher durability and weather tolerance. If you’re after visual appeal, though, then choose wood.
Also known as glass, the glazing of the doors is another big factor because it designates the energy efficiency of the hardware. This is particularly important if you’re planning to install sliding glass doors as this kind of door is predominantly glass. Consider the kind of climate in your area when you’re looking at the glazing for your windows. You’ll want glass appropriate for your location.
Finally, make sure you have the right hardware for your new doors. While this might seem like a simple matter of preference, door hardware differs in terms of functionality. The door and lockset combo are the only choice for entry doors while interior doors should have levers or door knobs, depending on where they are located. As a general rule, the hardware should reflect the prevailing architectural style of your home for consistency and seamlessness.
At Stittsville Doors and Windows, we offer a range of French door styles from which you can choose. Call us today at (613) 706-1922 to learn more about the other kinds of doors we have to offer. We are a local company serving homeowners throughout Goulbourn Township, ON, and nearby areas.