Doors are not only a means to enter and exit your home, they should also provide security, style and energy efficiency. WillowTree offers lifetime solutions whether you need a front door, interior door, garage door or patio door.
There are tons of variations when it comes to door styles. The possibilities are endless with sliding doors, hinged doors, bi-fold doors, French doors and so much more. You can choose doors that open forward or backward for various practical reasons or even double-acting doors that swing out in both directions.
Choosing the best style door for your home heavily depends on the purpose of the door. There are many considerations in choosing a patio, entry, security or screen/storm door. Choosing the right door is important for your home so learn all you can to make educated decisions.
THE KEY TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOOR
Doors, especially exterior ones, are important to homeowners for a variety of reasons. They create an impression of aesthetics of the interior and exterior of the home. Doors are an important part of your home’s look and may be warm and inviting, blend with the style of your home or make a bold statement.
Open doors allow ventilation and light into a room while closed doors offer privacy and security. Doors help to control the temperature and air flow of a room by preventing or facilitating air drafts. Doors also act as a barrier to noise. One important but much overlooked feature of doors is their prevention of the spread of fire.
Considering the importance of a door, do your research to find the right material and style for your home then consult with an expert here at WillowTree.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
- Color and Texture
- Accessories (locks, glass panels, transoms, doorknobs, etc.)
TYPES OF DOORS
Single Hinged Doors
These doors are hinged on one side and swing open. This is the most common kind of entry door and may be made to swing either backwards or forwards.
Doors with the ability to swing in both directions. These are similar to the kitchen doors in a restaurant and most commonly used in the home in the kitchen.
Doors that are hung on a track on the face of a wall.
Doors with a flat and smooth face.
These doors consist of two or more panels hinged to each other with another hinge one side attached to the wall.
Also referred to as stile or rail doors, these doors have several panels with horizontal or vertical strips to give them a three-dimensional appearance.
Doors containing panes of glass separated by vertical and horizontal frames. They open and close similar to other doors, swinging on a vertical plane.
Doors with a series of slats usually arranged horizontally and fastened between vertical pieces. These doors are desirable to use when you want air to flow throughout the room.
Doors that slide into a cavity in the adjacent wall that is specially built for it. These are great for small or awkward spaces.