It is important that you feel safe in your property and one of the main concerns when installing new exterior doors is how secure they will be whilst still retaining your preferred styles and designs.
There are many materials and designs to choose from and the most obvious choices will depend entirely on the property they are intended for. A door for tenement housing such as flats on a busy city street will require more emphasis on durability for security than a suburban house.
Exterior doors are commonly made from aluminium or timber but timber is the most common as it is more thermally efficient at keeping heat out. Also, it provides a more natural style to even the most solid of doors. Using aluminium would give the look of an industrial door that is meant for extreme durability. These doors would generally not be used for residences unless there were a very serious issue with security. Timber doors are also very durable and they provide adequate security for most properties. They are solid and have the natural finish that works well with almost all types of properties.
Timber doors also allow of the inclusion of glass panels within their frames, which is better for residential purposes. The solid timber will keep the doors secure and modern locks fitted to the doors mean they will be able to resist attempts at forced entry.
These windows are very popular with interior designers because they look nice, let a lot of light into a room, provide great views and are very durable. The quality of the wood also means great protection from outside pollutions such as draught and noise. These kinds of doors can also be made more secure by coasting the wood in PVC in order to extend the lifespan of the wood and prevent rotting damage for many years.
Whatever style of door that you would choose for your property, it is important to ensure that quality materials are used by the installation company. Using quality materials means that the doors will be secure from being easily damaged. Inferior materials will deteriorate quicker and will look dilapidated, compromising the security of the property along with it.