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How to choose a good door among many for purchase,
including what you need to remember.
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There are various types of doors for various
purposes on the
market. Just before you go out to buy a door to install it at
your house, you should take some time to consider what type of door you are actually buying because not all doors
are the same in quality or design.
With the above in mind, when you are purchasing a door, there are many aspects of a door that you must consider
in advance, and they include the following:
Remember what side of hand is your interior/exterior door.
Whether buying an exterior or interior door, it is universally
imperative that you are conscientious and considerate of whether
your doorway requires either a left-handed or right-handed door:
The door is left-handed if the doorknob is on the left as the
door opens toward you; the door is right-handed if the doorknob
is on the right as the door opens toward you.
doors. For especially exterior entrances exposed to the
outside of your house, it is best to purchase a solid door as
opposed to a hollow door. Hollow doors are more
susceptible to being broken apart than solid doors. (If
you must have an exterior door that is hollow, at the very
least, you should install a deadbolt on it as close to the
doorknob lockset as possible, since this is the area most
reinforced in hollow doors.)
Prehung doors. You should favor buying a prehung door, one
that includes quality weatherstriping, to make your installation
of the door easier and more efficient. (Otherwise, having
to buy the framing separately will take more time and effort,
not to mention additional costs.)
without window expanses. If you are energy-efficient and
security conscientious, you should stay away from purchasing a
door that has a huge glass expanse. Such doors do not have
an insulating effect as that of doors with a straight, solid
finish, containing no glass. Furthermore, as it may seem
obvious, glass expanses may be easily broken and, thus, pose an
easy way for a potential intruder to make an entry into your
These are just some of the aspects you
should consider when purchasing a door for your house.
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