How to Select the Right Door for Your Home

How to Select the Right Door for Your Home

Posted by Daryl Schmidt on 26th Apr 2023

How to Select the Right Door for Your Home

As a carpenter or homeowner, choosing the right door is essential for not only the aesthetics of your home, but also for functionality, insulation, and security. In this blog post, we'll examine the various types of doors available and guide you through the process of selecting the right door for your home while touching upon brands like Corinthian Doors and Hume Doors. We'll also discuss door jambs and how to install them properly. Let's dive right in!

Internal Doors

Internal doors play a fundamental role in defining the overall look and feel of your home's interior. When selecting an internal door, consider aspects like style, materials used, and your home's design. Here are some popular internal door types:

  1. Flush doors: These simple, sleek doors are perfect for a minimalist look. They can be made from various materials, such as solid wood or a timber frame with a plywood or veneer finish.
  2. Panel doors: Featuring decorative panels, these doors add detail and elegance to a room. They're available in a variety of materials and designs.
  3. Sliding doors: Ideal for space-saving purposes, sliding doors are perfect for small rooms or connecting adjacent rooms. You can also find them in various styles and materials.

External Doors

External doors are essential for security, insulation, and creating a great first impression. Make sure to choose a door that is resilient to weather conditions, visually appealing, and secure. Consider the following types:

  1. Solid wood doors: Considered high-quality and durable, solid wood doors are suitable for various home styles. Keep in mind that wood might require maintenance over time.
  2. Fiberglass doors: These low-maintenance doors are energy-efficient and offer excellent insulation. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and wood-grain finishes.
  3. Steel doors: Offering unparalleled security, steel doors are a popular choice for front doors. These doors have an inner core of insulation, providing high energy efficiency.

Door Jambs

A door jamb is an essential part of the door frame that supports the door and provides a proper alignment. When choosing a door, make sure to select the right jamb as well. Keep in mind the material, width, and length of the jamb to ensure the best fit for your door. We have a range of Door Jambs available including Solid Timber Door Jambs and Primed Pine Door Jambs

How to Install Doors

Installing a new door can be a DIY project or a job for a professional carpenter. Here's a brief step-by-step guide:

  1. Measure the doorway and prepare the door by removing any packaging and hardware.
  2. Test the fit of the door by placing it in the opening. If needed, trim the door to fit the space.
  3. Attach the hinges to the door and the door frame.
  4. Install the door handle and any other hardware.
  5. Test the door to ensure proper operation and make any necessary adjustments.

Reputable Door Brands

Both Corinthian Doors and Hume Doors are renowned for their high-quality and diverse range of internal and external door options. These brands offer doors in various materials, styles, and colors, ensuring a perfect fit for any home. 

You can select from our In-Stock items on our website or we can order from their full catalogue of Doors.

Order Your Doors from Canterbury Timbers 

Now that you have a comprehensive understanding of selecting the right door for your home, contact us at Canterbury Timbers for expert advice or order form the website today!