Things to consider when replacing the front door
Do you need a building permit to change a new door?
Whether a building permit is needed when changing doors in your particular house varies depending on the area’s detailed plan. Check with the building committee in your municipality to know what applies to you. Even if you do not need a building permit, it can be a good idea to review what the area’s doors generally look like where you live to gather inspiration and ideas.
Aesthetic aspects when choosing a door
Depending on whether your house is newly built or of the older type, it can affect the choice of exterior door. When choosing a door, it is important to find one that you think fits in with the rest of your home. In this way, you have the opportunity to match the door with other colors on your house facade, such as windows. A front door is very eye-catching and often sets the character of your house.
Reduce your energy costs with the right choice of exterior door
Different exterior doors have different insulation capabilities. In older houses with an original door that has been sitting for a long time, a door replacement can often mean reduced energy costs. Older doors lack the same ability to insulate heat and keep away cold as modern doors. The lower the U-value, the better the insulation, older doors tend to have a higher U-value. Other factors that affect the U-value and its energy efficiency are glass sections on the door. In addition to reduced energy costs, you avoid the inconvenience of drafts when you buy a new front door.
Side or skylight by the front door, for a bright welcome
If the entrance meets a darker part of the home in a smaller hall, windows, side or skylight by the front door can be an optimal choice. In this way, you get extra light and the entrance is extra welcoming. There are several different types of glass to choose from, such as clear glass, raw glass or frosted glass.
How do I know which hanging door I should have?
When it comes to exterior doors, storage doors and other types of heavily fitted doors, it is important to know what suspension the door should have. Find out the hanging by standing outside the door and looking at whether the hinges are on the right or left side. Keep in mind that the hinge side should preferably be mounted in the frame of the house and not on the side that you e.g. has side lights on.
Security exterior door
Exterior door is as much a welcome for desired guests, as a protection for uninvited guests. With secure exterior doors, you can sleep well at night knowing that you have done your best to keep your home safe and give any burglars a tough match. We offer a number of different security exterior doors from MAS Home Improvement. The fact that a door is security-classified means that it is reinforced and meets the requirements according to burglary class RC3. A burglary classification means that a door and frame pass a burglary test where the door has been actively machined with a screwdriver and crowbar.
You will need these tools when changing a door:
- Drill (if the house does not have a wooden frame)
- Spirit level
- Folding rule
What are the A and B dimensions?
The A-dimension is the thickness of the door leaf, the B-dimension is the distances between the outside of the door leaf and the center of the locking piston. These dimensions affect which locking accessories to choose; screws, spacers and cylinder rings. But do not worry, we are happy to help you along the way. Do not hesitate to contact us directly here in the chat or on the phone, and we will help you with everything you need when it comes to door replacement.
Installing the front door
After you have made all your choices and found the right front door for you, only the installation remains, something that can be done yourself if desired. Here we have created a guide for you who will assemble your own door.