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Choosing a Front Door: What your front door says about you

There are a few things that you can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home, and one of those things is to upgrade the front door. A well-chosen material for an entrance door may add significant value to your home in various ways. 

In addition to serving as the entry to your home, it contributes to the first impression of your guests when they first come to your property. Considering all this, choosing the best design and material for your front door is one of the most important decisions you can make when planning your home. 

Of course, you should choose one that is aesthetically pleasing to you and matches the architecture of your home is essential. However, it would also be best if you looked for one that is strong, secure, and will withstand the test of time as well as possible. 

Furthermore, understanding what your front door might be saying about you will assist you in selecting the ideal door that will suit your interests.

Red doors: "The home welcomes guests and travellers." 

The entrance door painted in red will enhance the beauty of your property while also conveying a variety of symbolic connotations, depending on the traditions followed. Since the front entrance is regarded as the mouth of the home, painting it in a vibrant colour like red provides an inviting atmosphere. In an old early American tradition, a red front door offers a kind message signifying a warm welcome for fatigued travellers and those in need of lodging and rest.

Speakeasy Door: "Medieval art is one of my favourite types of art."

The addition of a speakeasy door will be the perfect finishing touch to your home's gothic design. Speakeasy grills and doors have been present for a long time, dating back to the days before Prohibition. There's something appealing about this door design, and it's sure to offer some personality to your home. A speakeasy is a small window carved into an entry door at eye level that is used to greet visitors in a discreet manner. Furthermore, they add a touch of elegance to the level of protection that they give to you and your family members.

Purple doors: "A lavish, tasteful residence is more to my taste." 

Purple mixes the calm steadiness of blue with the ferocious fury of red to create a unique colour combination. It is also a very classy colour, and it is frequently connected with the royal family. You give the impression that your home's interior is opulent and elegant if you paint your entrance door a vibrant shade of purple. However, keep in mind that not all doors can be painted. If it's latex, you'll be able to paint directly over it. Moreover, depending on whether the paint is oil-based or if the door is brand new and unpainted, you may need to apply a coat of primer first to ensure that the paint has a surface to adhere to. 

Double-leaf doors: "Welcome to my huge home." 

When selecting a front door, it is crucial to consider the proportions. If you have a large home, it is only fair that you acquire a front door that is in proportion to the size of your property. Since double-leaf doors may be opened from both sides, they are automatically deemed the most luxurious and glamorous of the two types of entrances available. So, if you have this type of front door to welcome your guests, you are essentially letting them know what to expect when entering.  

Aluminium doors: "I keep up with the latest trends." 

A sleek and simple aluminium entrance doors are perfect for a modern home. There are numerous ways to customise aluminium front doors. You can apply any colour and any design. You can always paint your aluminium door if you prefer a different colour than the powder coating used by manufacturers. Moreover, aluminium is highly sturdy and resistant to corrosion, allowing it to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. 

Glass doors: "I'm a nature lover who enjoys spending time in the great outside." 

One of the most significant advantages of glass doors is that they allow an abundance of natural light to enter the room. Moreover, nature may be welcomed into your home through the glass panels without ever having to open the door. There are also numerous options accessible with this style of door. You have the option of choosing a single full-length glass panel, a small glass panel, or a combination of panels. Furthermore, full-glass entry doors are frequently favoured since they are simple to clean. 

Solid wood door: "I cherish power and security."

Solid wood doors are made entirely of natural wood, with the exception of any hardware or accessories. If you're searching for a door that's both durable and secure, this is an excellent choice. Furthermore, because wood front doors are excellent insulators, they will help you save money on your energy bills. 

Fibreglass Door: "Things that are built to last are more appealing to me."

Fibreglass is built to last and will not require refinishing on a yearly basis to keep it in good condition. Furthermore, this material has the ability to withstand almost any temperature, including extreme cold and humid situations. In contrast to wood, fibreglass does not shrink and swell in the same way that wood does. Furthermore, this material is highly praised for its ability to conserve energy. 

Generally speaking, there are numerous factors to consider while selecting the ideal front door. While looking for something that complements your style and taste is crucial, it is also essential to look for a material that will last a lifetime.


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Brilliant service, competitive price and very efficient from enquiry to fitting. my new door looks great and would highly recommend this local family company.
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Graham Kidd
Graham Kidd
2 November 2023
100% recommend Paul and Harry a great father and son team! I'm so pleased that we used them to supply and fit our new front door. Straightforward to deal with from start to finish and communication throughout was excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable and were able to offer advice and suggestions when we were choosing the door we wanted. Nothing was rushed during the installation with great attention to detail. They took away our old door and frame and left everything clean and tidy at the end of the job. Thank you, Harry, for taking the time to go through everything with us at the end of the job, much appreciated. I would not hesitate in using Paul and Harry again. Thank you both so much, we are so pleased!
Andrew Brant
Andrew Brant
30 October 2023
Had a door fitted today. Extremely happy with the quality of the finish, attention to detail. Left site clean and tidy. Very impressed. Would highly recommend
Daniel Ashworth
Daniel Ashworth
6 October 2023
Had a door fitted by these very friendly chaps about 18 months ago. We're very happy with it. When an issue arose with the mechanism, they came out and fixed it in about 5 minutes and it's as it if is brand new again. Very pleased, would highly recommend.
L Edwards
L Edwards
2 October 2023
Communication with Paul was faultless throughout. He was polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Harry and Paul installed our new door, problem solving along the way. The finish was neat and tidy and they offered us excellent after sales service aswell. Would highly recommend.
22 September 2023
Highly recommend. We had our front door fitted by this lovely team. They were friendly, helpful, willing to listen to me debate options and provided helpful advice for choosing the right door for us. When he had a slight issue (no fault of their own) they came out to us the very next day and sorted it. Such a good supplier to work with!
Ed Barkham
Ed Barkham
21 September 2023
Brilliant service. No hidden costs or fees and no heavy sales tactics. Very open and clear from the start, and they worked really hard to fit a great new door in our thinner than average doorway! Great value and great result. Will be recommending to all.
fiona richards
fiona richards
10 September 2023
Highly recommend Rock Solid doors. We have used this friendly family company several times and have recommended them to others who have been equally impressed with the high standard of work and the product. We have received quick service and found them to be very reliable knowledgeable with no hard sell. The installations have been carried out professionally and they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with everything. The external doors are robust and we are impressed with the quality of the product.
James Cooper
James Cooper
24 July 2023
Faultless customer service from a fantastic company to do business with. From start to finish it’s been a pleasure buying composite doors from Rock Solid Doors – in fact, we were so impressed with the front door and installation service they provided (we opted for a Solidor Ludlow 2 with 2 x fully glazed side lights) that we got them back to supply our utility door (Windsor Solidor – fully glazed) shortly afterwards. Paul dealt with our initial queries promptly, came to measure on site and provided a competitive quote very efficiently. These guys are first-rate craftsmen and know their stuff: evidenced by working around a couple of quirky construction issues without any problem – leaving us really impressed with the end product. It’s great to come across a local business that takes pride in what they do, going the extra mile for customer satisfaction – we cannot recommend Rock Solid Doors highly enough! Thank you Paul and Harry!
Simon Gould
Simon Gould
25 June 2023
Brilliant service from Paul at Rock Solid; our letter box seal had gone causing a slight leak - he responded immediately, attended this week and fixed with a new gasket. Would highly recommend the product and the service.
Lidia Duncan
Lidia Duncan
16 June 2023
I ordered my Vogue Rock door with the Ocean glass from Rock Solid Doors at the end of 2021. I had a number of criteria when searching for my new entrance door. It’s ability to insulate had to be A rated. I also wanted it to have a good quality locking mechanism that is smooth in action. My new door needed to be modern with a pane that lets plenty of light in and thus goes lower than the half line on the door, while leaving sufficient height for the letter box, so it is sufficiently high to be comfortably reached by our postman. The Vogue Rock door provided all that and more. I love sailing and the Ocean glass design evokes the lines of a sail in a beautifully minimalistic fashion. It also makes the door look unique, which is always a bonus. During my search for the perfect door I had lots of technical questions too. Only Paul and his colleague from Rock Solid Doors were able to answer all my questions and provide a door that offered what I was looking for. They supplied and fitted my new door in early 2022. My heating bill has gone down noticeably, as a result. With the golden oak wood grain on the outside, my door looks beautiful and elegant. Everyone who comes to the house for the first-time comment on it. The multi-locking mechanism has a smooth action and it is easy to use. The white wood grain on the inside finishes off the hallway like a designer window and door in one. Paul and his colleague went out of their way to make sure that I have the door and the finish just, as I wanted and that it worked seamlessly there on. We could not be happier. Thank You!