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A professional door and door frame installation service company can radically enhance the appearance of your home, without it costing a fortune.
When considering a house – or business – renovation, the question of doors may not immediately spring to mind, but they can play a big part in the overall look and feel of a property. A doorway can help to create a welcoming ambience, an inviting portal that encourages you to step inside.
While it’s true you can’t judge a book by its cover, first impressions matter when it comes to the vibes your home gives off, and doors – internal and external – should match the style and design of the rooms and spaces they give access to. The front door of a property is a case in point, particularly if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market.
Some property experts reckon it takes no longer than a matter of seconds for a would-be buyer to decide whether they like a house, so obviously initial impressions are crucial, and a property’s outer appearance – its kerb appeal – can make or break a deal.
As your front door is the one thing people can’t fail to notice as they approach your home, it pays to have an entrance that looks good in itself while reflecting the attractive qualities of what lies behind it.
Sending out the right message
To visitors, including potential buyers, the colour of your front door is a strong factor in creating that all-important first impression; the trend towards vivid colours may come and go, but dark brown is always a safe bet.
Quality door furniture is also important, provided it’s in keeping with your property. Victorian-style letterboxes and door-knockers, for instance, will look ridiculous unless your home is Victorian.
We’ll leave the last word on door furniture to UK property developer and TV presenter Sarah Beeny. “Spend a little extra to get really good things…cheap generally looks cheap,” she said in an interview with The Telegraph newspaper in 2009.
So, your front door has a vital role to play in sending out the right message about your home, and all your other doorways are important too.
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There’s an extensive range of door types available, so let’s look at the common ones categorised by style:
- Hinged/passage doors are one of the simplest and, therefore, cheapest form of doorway. They comprise vertical battens, typically tongue-and-groove jointed, and three horizontal ledges (top, middle, and bottom). Because of their low cost, they’re also often used with drywall partitions in commercial settings.
- Flush/concealed doors are made to look part of the adjacent paneling or cabinetry. For these doors to look seamless in rooms, their hinges have to be recessed or hidden from view. Further, door closers are usually installed to keep them shut at all times.
- Sliding doors are suitable for passage ways where doors can hardly be swung open. Such doors slide on tracks that can double as design features. However, you’ll have to take into consideration the space the door will occupy when it’s opened.
- Pocket doors are similar to sliding doors, except that the tracks are concealed by cabinetry or the wall. And when the doors are opened fully, they become hidden too. Hence, this type of doors is ideal for minimalistic interiors.
- Bi-fold doors can be used for large openings created between two rooms so that when the doors are opened, these rooms combine to form a single large room. They can also be used if you want unobstructed views, or when swing doors or sliding doors can’t be installed due to tight spaces.
- Framed and panelled doors are the most commonly seen in homes. The panelling within the wooden frame can be made from various materials including glass.
Doors can also be classified by the materials they’re made of. Here are the typical ones.
Wooden doors, both interior and exterior, are frequently fitted throughout homes. They can come in various styles: hinged/passage doors, flush doors, sliding doors, and so on.
Although glass is often used as door panelling, it can also be employed to striking effect as a complete door in itself.
Glass doors are often found at the rear of a property to provide a view of the outside world. Front doors constructed of glass are equally eye-catching; if privacy is a consideration, an alternative is a door with patterned, cut-glass panels inset in a wooden frame.
Glass doors can be expensive, are heavier than other types, and require good maintenance.
Steel and other metals have been used for years as a substitute for wooden doors. They provide a strong, long-lasting, low-maintenance option for exterior and interior doors alike, especially where security is a factor.
Steel door frames have become popular in homes as a less-expensive alternative to conventional wooden frames.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) doors, available in different colours and designs, are extremely popular. They’re anti-corrosive, durable, lightweight, moisture-resistant, and relatively easy to install. PVC doors can also prove to be economical when compared with wooden doors.
Fibreglass doors are lightweight, sturdy, and non-flammable. And they boast a high tensile strength, while having low maintenance costs compared with wooden and steel doors. Fibreglass doors won’t warp, bow, or twist out of shape.
Fibre reinforced plastic doors
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) moulded doors are in demand in modern homes nowadays. They’re incredibly strong and available in many colours and finishes, so they can resemble natural wood.
Sliding and side-hung doors constructed from lightweight aluminium are suitable for interior and – with their ability to withstand difficult environmental conditions – exterior locations. They’re considered to be economical in the long run.
Bamboo-jute composite doors
Bamboo-jute composite doors are cost-effective, resistant to water and corrosion, and have the added benefit of being eco-friendly and bio-degradable. They can easily be used as an alternative to wooden and other types of door in the home.
Fire doors serve 2 main purposes: When closed, they help retard the spread of fire; and when opened, they offer a means of escape. These type of doors can be made of timber, metal, or composite materials. Fire doors are rated by time (thus the name “fire-rated doors”), and they can provide 30 minutes to 4 hours of fire protection.
Why you need a professional door and door frame installation service contractor
Many DIY enthusiasts take on the job of a door and door frame installation without realising what can go wrong, which can result in a multitude of unexpected snags – some only needing a quick fix but others requiring a big refit job.
If you’re not absolutely sure of your capabilities, consult a professional door installation contractor.
Here are 5 common mistakes that happen when amateurs try to fit a new door:
- Getting the measurements wrong. Taking precise measurements of the space for your new door is imperative; use a proper leveller and measuring tape for accuracy. If your measurements are slightly out, your door won’t fit the frame.
- Picking the wrong door. Some householders make the mistake of buying an interior door for exterior use. An internal door won’t be able to withstand weather conditions, and will have to be replaced sooner rather than later.
- Using the wrong fixings. If your hinges and screws are too small for the installation, they won’t be able to bear the weight of the door, which will then sag and shift, eventually causing the frame and surrounding wall to crack, requiring a costly repair job.
- Ignoring the floor. Many people fall into the trap of levelling the door by aligning it with the floor while overlooking the fact that the floor itself may be uneven. So, first make sure your floor is level.
- Not inspecting the door frame. When fitting a door to an existing frame, the structural integrity of the door frame is crucial. Many homeowners make the mistake of not checking the frame for damage.
Fitting a door is a delicate process. Having to engage a door installation service to rectify a botched job is more expensive and time-consuming than getting it done properly in the first place. Door installation companies employ skilled, well-equipped craftspeople who can take the headache out of your door installation project.
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Why choose Kepha Design and Contracts
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Kepha Design and Contracts in Singapore takes great pride in meeting its own exacting standards in providing a professional door installation service for both homes and businesses.
As an experienced complete renovation services contractor, we can:
- Help you to pick the type of door and door frame material that best suits your needs;
- Advise whether you require fire-rated doors; and
- Ensure your door installation harmonises with the overall style of your premises.
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