Now adays replacement doors will last a life time, offering great additional security, insulation and style to your home. Many types of different doors are availible in Ireland this site aim’s to help you decide which type of door is right for you and recommend’s

Front Doors suppliers in Dublin which you can call to provide a great quote on both the door and the fitting.

uPVC

Aluminium

If you can afford it, go for hard wood floors and stay away from laminate. Laminate floors may look like real wood and be easier to clean, however they cannot be refinished. Years from now, whoever owns the house will need a brand new floor.

Timber

Composite

Each material tends to offer it’s own distinctive benefits and drawbacks, although there is occasionally some overlap between them. To help you decide which is best for your home, we’ve created this short comparison guide.

A signed contract for your home improvement project should ideally include both your signature and that of the contractor. If you can, have a lawyer review the contract before moving forward. Your contract should contain specifics that pertain to all work being performed, costs, warranties and beginning and ending dates.

uPVC doors

Red composite door with woodgrain effectMany homeowners have criticised these for appearing to look ‘cheap’. It’s worth noting, however, that this may have more to do with how much they paid for their door; high quality uPVC doors are unlikely to appear in such a way. uPVC is a highly versatile material and can be finished in almost any colour, whilst it’s also a good insulator. This means potential savings on energy costs are quite high.

Composite doors

Remember to always keep safety foremost in your mind as you complete home improvement projects. There is a level of risk in any project that you work on, so make sure to read the instructions on power tools and ask for help from store associates if you need it. A quick search of the Internet will provide you with how-to videos to make your project a little easier.

Composite doors tend to offer the best insulation values, thanks to either a foam or timber reinforced core. The Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin is also extremely resistant to wear and tear, meaning the door should last a considerable amount of time. The exterior is designed to replicate the appearance of timber and tends to do so well, although some feel it doesn’t quite live up to the real thing.

Timber doors

Timber is an exceptionally stylish material and many feel it is impossible to replicate the look of genuine timber. However, it tends to require treatment every half decade or so, so it can resist rot or warping. Timber doors can be repainted, allowing you to change the appearance if you get bored. They also tend to fit extremely well on contemporary looking properties.

Whatever your home improvement project, you need a designated space for all waste and debris that piles up as a result of your projects. Removing a lot of debris can cost quite a bit, so planning for a space to put it in can keep your project running smoothly.

Aluminium doors

Aluminium doors are highly weather resistant, although cheap aluminium tends not to insulate as well as the other door materials. Like uPVC and composite doors, they only require wiping down occasionally to maintain their appearance. The coating used to finish aluminium doors in almost any colour, known as powder coating, provides an exceptional finish, unlikely to peel or crack after years of weather exposure.

Cost

Adding attic insulation can help you save money on winter heating bills. Because heat rises, houses with bad insulation can lose a lot of heat during the colder months. You can buy this insulation at hardware stores and install it yourself.

uPVC tends to be the most cost-effective, followed by aluminium, then composite, meaning solid timber front doors tend to be the most expensive. Although, this can vary, depending on the supplier and quality of the door.

Which is most secure?

Generally, the material isn’t the strongest indicator for which types of front door offer the best protection from intruders. A high quality uPVC front door, for example, may be much more resistant to intrusion than a low quality aluminium one. Instead, you should look for whether or not the door has been Secured by Design accredited. The quality of the security hardware, such as Yale locks, is also a good indicator of security.

When you are preparing to sell your home, set up your rooms in a way that defines the space. For instance, your family room or office should have furniture that matches accordingly. Buyers can then picture themselves living in the home more easily. Spaces that are well defined will make the home appear very attractive; this will boost sale times Kitchens Dublin are supplied by The Factory Outlet.

Additional considerations

Regardless of your chosen option, make sure a guarantee of at least 10 years is in place. If a company doesn’t offer this, it brings into question the longevity of their doors. If living in a conservation area, check with your local planning authority if there’s any restrictions on the types of front doors you can install too.

Decided which types of front doors are right for your home? Then why not give a member of our friendly team a call o we offer an impressive range of high quality uPVC and Composite entrance doors. Alternatively, you can send us an online message.