As part of the home renovation, the decision is made that all of the old doors have to go. This includes all interior doors as well as the front and back doors.
Here are some things to keep in mind when making the right selections for Residential Door Replacement.
The Outside Doors
The front and back doors have to perform more than one function. A primary requirement is that they be sturdy enough to stand up to all sorts of weather conditions. Those doors must also prevent intruders from gaining access to the home easily. To this end, it pays to choose doors made from materials that will easily last for years. Consider the idea of going with a metal door equipped with some sort of wood façade or veneer. The metal will not give easily if someone exerts a great deal of force. With the proper veneer and sealing, it will look just like any type of wood door that the home-owner can imagine. This makes it easy to match the look of the door with the general architecture of the house. In addition, it will be easy to add attractive handles with sturdy locks for added security.
The Inside Doors
With the doors inside, the main focus is the ability to provide some measure of privacy. It is fine to use doors made with different types of wood products. Do consider opting for doors that include some sort of filler to help muffle sounds. For the bedroom and the bathroom doors, including simple locks is usually enough. If there is a basement to the home, it would not hurt for the basement door to also come with a lock. Doing so makes it easier to keep young children from wandering into certain parts of the house without adult supervision. Since there are so many options for Residential Door Replacement, it pays to get help from a professional. Have a contractor make some recommendations for outer doors that are attractive and secure. Inside, the contractor can provide some pros and cons associated with different interior door designs. When it is all said and done, the new doors will add to the renovation, and the home-owner will find the doors to be practical and also easy on the eyes.