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Five things to consider when choosing an entrance door

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a new door to your home. From everything from design to performance, we have focused on five important reasons to take into account when choosing your new entrance door.

Just as we all are different, so are our priorities. That’s why this list of five things to consider when choosing your external door is not prioritized. For some of us, design means more than anything. For others, knowing that the door will keep you and your family safe is more important than how easy the door is to install.

1. High build quality

Like most other building products, there are big differences between a door from one manufacturer to another. Two doors that might look similar, can have very different qualities both «under the surface» and on the outside. The NorDan M1 external door, for example, has a very robust structure, covered with an almost weatherproof surface of compact laminate. Another example is the hinges we use on our doors: High-quality powder coating provides an extra layer of protection against the weather.

2. Energy efficiency

A door’s energy efficiency is measured using U-value, where the lower the number the better the insulating capacity. Windows and doors are often the least insulated parts of a building and choosing a NorDan external door with low U-values can really reduce the overall consumption of energy used. That means you save money year after year either when heating your home in the winter or keeping it cool in the summer.

3. Wide range of designs

The external door tells a story of the people living behind it, so it should, of course, be a design that you love. You will look at your NorDan external door several times every day for many years to come. This is why we have chosen to offer classic, modern designs that won’t go out of fashion. The best part is that you can choose between several colors and accessories, making the door exactly the way you prefer.

4. High level of security

It’s not the most pleasant thing to think about, but at the same time, it is one of the most important things to consider. The door is there to safeguard your home when you are away and protect you when you are home. NorDan external doors have a high degree of safety, and the H1 inward opening doors are Secured by Design.

5. Ease of installation

Nothing can compete with the great feeling of building your own home. At the same time, nothing is more frustrating than trying to install products that have poor documentation or where the items you need are not delivered.

Jun 25, 2019

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