What Door Style Works Best for You?

What Door Style Works Best for You?

February 15, 2019

Seeing the post title, did you think you’d stumbled upon the wrong site? Never fear, you’re in the right place. You’ve found the VIC Underpinners blog, our little haven for everything we’re passionate about. By day, (and by nights and weekends as well) we’re best known for our premium services to reinforce your foundation. But the only way that we’re able to be successful in this vein is by keeping tabs on construction, home renovation and landscaping news. When we know the best ways to ensure that your home is exactly as you as you want it, we’re a step ahead in offering services that best support your needs without wasting your time or your money. One of the easiest ways to identify damage to your foundation is through your doors.

If they’re not closing properly, jamming when you try to open them or swinging back and forth on their own – there is a good chance that either water damage, or a shift in soil is causing it to rock loose or jam in its frame. So that means that we’ve spent our time doing research on different types of doors, so that when our customers come calling with questions, we already have a frame of reference about what information they’re looking for. To support this conversation and set you up for success – no matter if you’re a brand new homeowner or looking to amp up the curb appeal of an older door – here’s an overview of different door materials that you can explore:

First up are panelled doors. They’re pretty popular and frequently supplied by construction companies, especially for box houses. The frame is consistently made from wood, while the panels that make up the shutter offer more flexibility. Options include tough board, plywood, tough board and more. Homeowners love this style because of their decorative nature.

Metal doors have been seeing a recent heyday as a sustainable alternative to wood and other materials. While historically, metal was only used for the frame of a door, that’s no longer the case. Sometimes the entire door is metal. That doesn’t mean that metal frames are going away any time soon – especially since you can still use most materials for shutters and other components of the door’s design.

Rounding out today’s post, we’re talking a look at PVC doors. PVC stands for poly vinyl chloride. Sounds a little bit too scientific to be such an innovation in engineering and design, doesn’t it? That’s probably because you’ve seen it in reference to dozens of other items that you see on a daily basis. PVC for doors has been a game-changer for many architects, given its pliability and the number of ways it can be customized.

Armed with this introductory knowledge of door materials, rest assured that there will be more details to come on this topic. Questions? Comments? Reach out to the VIC Underpinners team. We’d love to hear from you and start the conversation.