If you are planning an exterior door upgrade this summer, there are many important factors to consider before committing to a specific design. There are hundreds of doors available on the market today and finding the perfect profile for your home can feel challenging. However, choosing your dream summer door doesn’t need to feel like finding a needle in a haystack – we are here to help.
All homeowners and their properties are unique and a door that looks great on one home, may completely ruin the aesthetic of another. To keep your home looking its best, we have put together a list of the top rated exterior doors for summer and also shared our top tips on how to choose the best door for your property.
Best Doors for Summer
When investing in a new door during the summer, most homeowners are looking to bring more natural light into their property and make the most of the extra hours of sun during the day. There are many door designs that look great all year round, but can transform your indoor space into something extra special during the brighter summer months.
A popular renovation trend for 2023 is the blending of interior and exterior spaces. Creating a seamless connection between your home and garden is particularly beneficial during the summer, when you are more inclined to get out in the garden. Also, it is no secret that outdoor views always look better when the sun is shining.
At Sternfenster, we are expert door fabricators and we have created this list of the top rated exterior doors for summer 2023.
Aluminium Bifold Doors
Aluminium bifold doors have grown in popularity over recent years and are the perfect home improvement for summer. These doors are effective space savers as they open in a concertina style, folding neatly to the side to reveal gorgeous panoramic views. Bifold doors blend interior and exterior spaces and will welcome the beautiful natural summer light into your home.
Patio doors are available in uPVC and aluminium and can be customised to match homeowners existing interior styles or bright frames can make a bold statement. Sliding patio doors will give you easy access to your garden space and create a brighter atmosphere inside your home too.
French doors have a classic appearance but can be customised to suit properties of all ages. Similar to the two door styles above, French doors can make your home feel more spacious and the large glass panels will allow sunlight to seep into your home on a beautiful summer’s day.
Doors with Energy Efficient Glazing
Whatever door style you choose, it is important to opt for a profile that features energy efficient glazing. Homeowners should select glazing that can effectively regulate the heat coming through the glass as this will prevent any ‘greenhouse effect’ and overheating issues during the summer.
Factors To Consider When Buying a Door
A door installation can be a big financial investment and homeowners need to take several factors into consideration before making a purchase. The wrong style of door will not only negatively impact the appearance of your home, it can also lead to heat loss and weather damage issues in the future.
Before you settle on a door, ask yourself the following questions:
How much natural light do I want to filter through into my home?
• Is this door going to provide enough insulation for my home during the colder months?
• Will this door effectively moderate the temperature of my property all year round?
• What security features does this door design include? Are they reliable enough for the protection I am looking for?
• Does this door require a lot of maintenance to remain in top condition?
• Is this door built to last for several years?
• Does this door match my existing architecture, or suit the aesthetic I am trying to create?
• Is this door suitably weatherproofed to withstand the climate conditions of my home’s location?
• Can this door be installed by a reputable and experienced installer?
Whether you are buying a door in the summer, winter or any other time of the year, it is important that you consider the above before making a final decision. It can be tempting to choose a door that simply looks the part, but doors are not all made equal and choosing a door with a strong and durable structure is important too. At Sternfenster, we offer a large range of aluminium, uPVC and composite doors and we believe there is the dream door for every home in our stunning selection.
Enhance Your Home With a Sternfenster Door Installation
Sternfenster are one of the UK’s leading fabricators of aluminium and uPVC windows and doors. We have a large selection of top of the range doors, perfect for heritage homes and new build properties. Whether you are a homeowner looking to invest in a composite door, aluminium bifold door or other door design, or a trade customer looking to outsource your fabrication process, we can help.
Use our online tools to receive a bespoke quote today and find an approved installer in your area. If you would like to discuss our door range with a member of the Sternfenster team, call 01522 51 25 25 or fill in our online contact form.
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