Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

4 Key Considerations When Selecting Aluminium Doors


The task of selecting a specific aluminium door from the huge array that is available in the market can be daunting for an inexperienced person. This article discusses some considerations that can help you to evaluate the various options when you go shopping for an aluminium door.

The Lead Time

One way to narrow down the possible door suppliers is by considering how much time each requires to deliver the door to your address. This consideration is particularly vital if you are ordering a door with non-standard dimensions because it will have to be fabricated from scratch once you place your order. Select the supplier whose lead time fits in with your installation schedule.

The Finish

You should also examine the different doors provided by the different suppliers so that you can spot the supplier/manufacturer who pays detailed attention to every aspect of the door, such as its finish. Is the entire surface of the door smooth? Do you see any signs of pitting? Is the powder coat, or any other surface finish consistent on the surface of the door? Weed out any suppliers whose products have any surface defects because such defects may form the weak point that shortens the service life of the door that you buy.

The Door Hardware

It is easy for an inexperienced person to neglect the door hardware when comparing the aluminium doors that are made by various manufacturers. Such a person may end up selecting the lowest quote without realising that the low price may be due to the use of inferior door hardware. Examine the handles and the locks so that you can be sure that each is strong enough to address your needs. You can also ask the suppliers for testing information about those various components so that you ascertain their quality before you make a final selection.

Installation Requirements

Some door manufacturers/suppliers insist that their staff install the door to keep the warranty valid. Others may allow you to select a professional to handle the installation once the door is delivered. Weigh these options and select what will work for you. For example, opt to find your own installer if you discover that the supplier will contract a third party (instead of a company employee) to install the door.

Aluminium doors now come in different designs with various options. Visit several suppliers so that you can get an idea of what is available. You can then use the tips above to pick the best door for your needs.


6 December 2017