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How To Choose A New Front Door
How To Choose A New Front Door

There can be many reasons you might be looking for a new door. You could be replacing an old door, wanting to increase security or just fancy a change. Whatever the reason you’re getting a new door, want to make the right decision. Your door is something you’ll be seeing and using every single day, so you want to make sure you’re happy with it and that it’s the right impression you want to make for your property.

Here are a few tips for choosing a new front door for your home.

The Material

You want to be picking a door in a material that you like and that also suits your property. A timeless material is timber, giving a solid wooden frame that looks good and provides security. Wooden doors may discolour over time, so might require painting ever so often. For a more modern home, you might want to go with aluminium, which will give a sleek, contemporary finish. Aluminium is the strongest material for a door, extremely durable with a very long lifespan.

Another option is UPVC, which is more often used for conservatory and back doors but can also make a great addition to the front of your property. Any of these options can come in numerous colours, so you can customise your door to your specific style. Aluminium and UPVC won’t fade over time, meaning the colour will last for years to come.


One of the most common options when it comes to choosing a door is glass. There are hundreds of possibilities when it comes to glass on your door, so you need to choose an option that suits your style and security. You can get special glass with mesh wire inside for extra security, or even stained glass for a fancy touch.

For back doors, more glass is typically used, meaning you might end up with a door where the majority is actually made of glass rather than another material.

Locking System

Make sure you pair your door with a secure locking system. This could be a deadbolt, yale lock, chain, keypad or a combination of access control possibilities. If you’re going with an electronic locking system, you might need to buy a specific type of door that can be easily fitted with this or comes already built-in.

Prolux Systems Ltd

If you’re looking for new bespoke windows and doors for your home, with the team at Prolux Systems Ltd. We are a Cornwall based specialist in providing amazing products to our customers, manufactured in only the finest timber, aluminium or UPVC supplied from high-quality suppliers.

We work with our customers to ensure their exact requirements are met, striving for a satisfied customer 100% of the time. So get in touch with us by calling now on 01326 617060 or visit our website today to send us a message and browse the full service we offer.

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