Whether you’re planning to have a new front door added soon or considering it for some point down the line, this is the blog for you.
In this short guide, we’ll look at the advantages of having a new front door installed and the average prices of a new front door instalment primarily based on the type of front door you opt for. We’ll also discuss how to hire the right professional for the job. Let’s begin!
Benefits of a New Front Door
There are quite a few upsides to having a new front door added, although of course the exact advantages (and the extent to which they will apply in your case) to keep in mind can vary depending on the type of door being installed and the existing type being swapped out.
All in all, though, here are the general advantages to having a new front door added to your home.
Having a new front door installed acts as an opportunity to choose a door that can enhance the appearance of your home’s exterior.
Along with choosing a door that looks good (based on your preferences and how it looks juxtaposed with the front of your home in general) in terms of the material used, you’ll also want to consider the style/design and colour of the door. Getting this just right can really give the front of your property a new lease of life!
Opting for a new high-quality front door can offer improved security with increased strength over your existing front door.
Among the most secure options include composite doors in general and custom-made doors with high levels of security kept in mind for the design.
Added Property Value
A new front door installation can also increase the value of your home, although this will depend on the contrast between your existing door and the new one you have installed.
In general, having a door that is of a higher quality, better design, improved levels of insulation or/and greater security than your existing one will add value to your home.
Of course, there is no guarantee that this will happen but, in many cases, a new front door can make a difference to property value.
How Much Does a New Front Door Cost?
The cost of having a new front door may range from as little as £150 to as much as £4,000 or more. Naturally, new front door prices can vary widely depending on the type you opt for. Also, labour prices can vary depending on where you live.
In terms of the types of front doors, here are the average supply only costs: *
- Composite Door – £400 to £2,000
- Custom-made Door – £1,000 to £4,000
- Mahogany Door – £400 to £1,200
- Pine Door – £150 to £800
- Solid Oak Door – £500 to £1,300
- uPVC Door – £250 to £500
*With these prices being supply only costs, you’ll want to add about £50 to £150 to factor in the price of labour for an overall estimate of the total cost.
Each of the above options have their own pros and cons. uPVC, for example, requires no maintenance and is not prone to warping but many will find it is not their cup of tea visually speaking.
If you want a particularly strong option, consider a composite door. However, if you’d rather a more natural appearance, keep oak, mahogany and pine doors in mind. If you’re on a tight budget, uPVC and pine doors are among the best choices.
Ultimately, though, finding the best type of front door for you will depend on your preferences, how you feel about the pros & cons of each different option, your budget and even what sort of front door will look best with your home.
Finding The Right Professional
When it comes to finding the right person/company for the job, it’s best to land quotes from three or more examples.
By securing 3+ quotes from door installation services near you, you can then compare aspects of each of these quotes before making a decision as to who you should hire.