Basement Entry Doors
Whether you’re planning to finish your basement or not, you’ll need to have basement entry doors installed. These will help to provide access to the basement.
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When selecting doors for your basement, it’s important to remember that basement doors aren’t like any other doors in the home. There are several other factors that you need to consider when making your selection including:
Considering the space available will help to narrow down your choices for doors. You’ll need to select a door that can fit the space available for it. You can also opt for custom made doors. This option can provide you with doors if the space available may not be adequate for a standard sized door.
What look are you going for? Thanks to advances in technology, there are various styles for basement entry doors to choose from. You just need to decide which would work best for your basement and the look you’re going for. This will mean considering your personal preferences and what will work best for you.
The style of the door also affects its functionality. It is affected by how you access the basement and the space available e.g. you can use standing doors where there is enough room to fit them in. Horizontal doors are ideal where there is limited space.
Basements are often targeted by home invaders. They find that this is often the easiest way to gain access to the home. You therefore need to ensure that your door offers adequate security. Your door should be made from strong and sturdy material that ensures it can’t be broken easily. You should also be able to shut it from the inside and the outside to keep intruders out of your home.
Basement entry doors can mean the difference between a nice, cozy and dry basement or a flooded, cold or damp basement. Even if you never intend to finish your basement, it is important to ensure that the basement door is weather proof. This will ensure that the basement isn’t exposed to environmental elements such as rain and snow.
Look for a door with a good energy star rating. This will ensure that your basement is not only weather proof but also not losing or gaining heat from the outside environment. This will keep your energy bills low even in deep winter.
Talk to a professional contractor about the different options available to you before you make a decision about your door.