A Look at Safety Entrance Door Design for Keeping Your Home Secure
Keeping you and your household safe is a top concern for residents, parents, landlords, and pretty much everyone in the building. And adding security features to residential doors is your first line of defence against intruders.
To help you find the best security door design for your home, here are the best safety design ideas for a safety door.
SAFETY DOOR OPTIONS
Installing an extra door at the entrance helps protect your home from weather, intruders, and pests. And there are many security door options available to suit your preferences and home’s style.
For a secure entrance, more than one layer of protection is ideal. And triple protection on your doors is even better.
Triple protection includes three layers, such as folding glass doors covered by sliding grills and wooden shutters on the outside. Triple protection provides the ultimate protection from the elements, extreme weather, and intruders.
Grill and Glass with Protective Mesh
This type of safety door is a combination of metal grill and glass in a wooden frame for protection against intruders, along with a layer of mesh to keep insects out.
Glass Door with Rolling Shutter
If you want plenty of natural light in your entryway, glass doors are the best option. But if you also want to make your glass doors secure, rolling shutters provide a protective layer.
Rolling shutters have adjustable slats so they can act as a curtain, allowing in light and views while also providing privacy and security when needed.
Wood and Grill
This two-door combination includes the installation of a solid wood door with an additional metal grill door on the exterior side.
The metal grill or mesh allows you to let in fresh air while keeping out insects and potential intruders.
Half doors are typically wooden doors that can have the top section and bottom section open separately. Sometimes, these doors have a glass top section and a wood bottom section instead. The glass top allows you to see who is outside without having to open the door completely.
Wood and Glass
Wooden entrance doors with strong glass make for modern doors that are secure and let in natural light.
ENTRANCE DOOR SAFETY DESIGNS
Traditional giant, bulky wooden doors with intricate designs help improve the security of a home while adding curb appeal.
Sleek, minimalist solid wood doors are classy and will complement both traditional and modern home styles. You can also choose from different wood finishes and hardware, such as wrought iron handlebars and knockers.
Add a pop of colour and curb appeal to the front of your home. Doors come in many colours, and the door colour you choose will convey the type of household you are, from sophisticated black or relaxed green to welcoming red or playful pink.
SAFETY DOOR MATERIALS
A safe door is durable, low-maintenance, and easy to use while ensuring your home is secure. Safety door materials must be able to withstand the elements and be strong enough to keep intruders out.
Here are the safest materials used for manufacturing entry doors:
Solid wood doors are sturdy, bendable, and secure. Wood doors are also beautiful and timeless, complementing both traditional and modern homes. And they are soundproof and well insulated.
Teak and oak doors are especially secure and durable. However, the following woods can also be used for safety doors:
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- Mulberry wood
- Solid mahogany wood
Solid wood doors can be flush, panelled, and with or without glass.
Steel is an excellent, durable, and low-maintenance material for safety doors. Steel is secure, reliable, and relatively affordable. And it is widely used for manufacturing entrance doors.
Steel doors provide maximum protection from the elements and are energy-efficient with foam core insulation. They also come in many colours and wood grain finishes.
Along with being exceptionally sturdy, fibreglass doors are waterproof, soundproof, and energy-efficient.
Fibreglass doors won’t rot, warp, or rust and they are scratch-, dent-, and impact-resistant. They also provide added security and good insulation with their foam core insulation.
Fibreglass doors come in flush and panelled styles and a variety of finishes, including faux wood grain finishes that can be painted or stained to resemble oak, cherry, walnut, and other woods. So you can enjoy the beauty of a wood door with the low maintenance of fibreglass.
Solid aluminum provides enhanced security when used for safety doors. Aluminum doors are durable, resistant to heat and rust, and easy to install since they are custom made to fit any door opening.
Aluminum doors can have a flush or panelled exterior with a baked-on finish that is available in a variety of colours and imitation wood grain.
Vinyl is used to create robust, lightweight, and low-maintenance safety doors. Vinyl can provide excellent security along with good insulation for your home for better energy performance.
EXTRAS TO KEEP YOUR DOOR AND HOME SECURE
Consider adding the following to your home and doors for a more secure home:
Home security systems help keep your home secure by deterring intruders and notifying you of potential security threats.
Having a security camera installed at your entryway (or anywhere outside of your home) can help you keep an eye on who is coming to your door and visiting your property, especially when you’re not at home.
Like alarm systems, security cameras can also help deter intruders from breaking in.
Deadbolts are low-cost, high-value additions to make doors more secure. But be sure to use deadbolts with a grade 1 security rating.
There are two options for deadbolts:
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- Single-cylinder deadbolts that are keyed on one side
- Double-cylinder deadbolts that are keyed on both sides
Three-sided reinforcement plates encase a door around its deadbolt or handset, adding an extra layer of security to doors.
Wide-Angle Peep Holes
Wide-angle peephole viewers allow you to screen your visitors on a larger scale. These are easy to install and fit doors that are up to 2 inches thick.
Consider the design of security doors that will protect your home and boost its curb appeal.
When it comes to keeping your family and home secure, it’s better to take extra precautions than worry about the safety of your home.