There has never been a better time to be on the market for a new front door!
And with the explosion of online retailing, it is no surprise that more and more people are buying themselves a new front door online. Specialist online builder's merchants and suppliers are offering the public competitively priced opportunities to purchase high-quality composite, timber, and uPVC front doors, the type that would normally be purchased via a window and door company.
Online door retailers largely do their best to provide as much information as possible on the doors they manufacture and distribute, including the supply of detailed specifications and high-quality imaging. These businesses do not carry the overheads of a turnkey window and door company making it possible for them to maintain a competitive price.
In this article, we will take a look at the pros and cons of buying a front door online and provide you with invaluable advice on how you can make sure that you get this important purchase right.
If you get it right, buying a front door online has benefits that cannot be ignored!
Homeowners across the UK are benefiting from not only the competitive pricing but the sheer range of front doors available online. This can make it easier to pinpoint the door that will be a perfect match for your property.
Online door retailers put a lot of effort into enabling you to browse prospective models by colour, materials and customize your fittings to get a uPVC or composite front door that is truly unique. Given prices are lower you may find that a higher specification front or back door is now well within your price range.
With home improvements and DIY being popular right many people feel confident hanging a new solid timber front door themselves. Installing a new uPVC front door is not for novices, but if you have some experience, you can save money on installing your door as well.
The sheer convenience of buying online is also a big draw. You can take as much unpressured time as needed to research your option and make your order whenever you please, day or night.
But buying a new front door is an important purchase and you don't want to get it wrong!
You may think that all you need to do is get out a tape measure and jot down a few measurements, but measuring a front door is a little more complex and usually a task for professionals.
You will need to measure the frame accurately at multiple points as errors will mean the door either frankly does not fit or will not close securely. If you make a mistake, you will bear the liability for an inaccurate survey and will have to pay for the door as delivered.
Buying your door using images greatly differs from looking at materials and colour samples from an experienced door salesperson. The delivered door may not be as expected due to subtle differences in colour or misunderstanding about the features and fittings of the door. Materials like composite and uPVC cannot be shaved down to size, like timber can, so this is an important reason for getting a tradesman to assist you as we explore below.
If you install a new door yourself, you may invalidate warranties the door carries. If you damage the door during the installation process you will also bear responsibility for the cost.
Getting help from an experienced tradesperson means you get the best result for your new front door.
With a high-quality front door costing hundreds of pounds, you need to ensure that you get the right results by selecting and properly installing the best front door for your property. Even if you do not want to buy a door from a turnkey door company, getting advice from your local tradesmen can make all the difference in securing your property properly.
Our local, reputable tradesmen are available and pleased to answer all your questions and provide any advice needed. Their skill and expertise with the leading types of front door, spanning uPVC, timber, and composite, means they are well placed to help you select the right door for your home. Also, we are on hand to assist you with a professional survey for your door and the installation needed to ensure that it operates properly and remains durable.
Call or email us today to arrange a free visit to your property, where we will be pleased to provide you you with all the assistance you need.