The Front Door
A front door can be a symbolic architectural detail, a design element or an accent. Whether it blends in with the architectural style of the façade or whether it’s eclectic to provide a little extra punch, your front door gives you the opportunity to add a personal touch to your home.
Choosing the ideal front door
At Portes et Fenêtres Verdun, there are a thousand-and-one possible front door combinations. One of the first things you need to consider is the configuration of the opening. Depending on the dimensions, you can opt for a single or double door, as well as sidelights or a transom. The next three major considerations when choosing your front door will be the degrees of privacy, luminosity and security you’re looking for.
Front door privacy, luminosity and security
Privacy is determined by the opacity of the glass used in the door and sidelights. The more the glass is frosted, the less visible the silhouettes of the home’s occupants will be. The front doors available at our locations generally include an opacity rating so you can determine which one responds best to your needs. The opacity of the glass used in the door also determines its luminosity. However, with certain types of frosted glass, it’s possible to achieve a maximum degree of privacy while still allowing a good amount of natural light to enter. Finally, the degree of security in a front door depends on the size of the glazed area (a solid door is obviously the most secure option), as well as the choice of locks and hardware.
Front door designs
When it comes to front door designs, there are infinite possibilities. A design can be embossed directly on the door, decorative molding can be applied to the door, or stylized components can be added in openings made in the door. These options are custom-made to order. Front doors can also be equipped with a mail slot, a door knocker or other accessories, according to your needs. In addition to standard colors, doors can also be ordered in an impressive range of custom colors.
Front door energy efficiency
A properly installed high-quality front door offers a very satisfactory level of energy-efficiency. Of course, a solid door will provide a higher degree of insulation than a door with glass, especially if the glazed area is large. However, all of the glass at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun, no matter whether it’s used in our doors or our windows, is double-glazed with argon gas in the space between the panes, providing enhanced insulation.
The doors of the Verdun Collection
With so many possibilities in front doors, at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun, it’s easy to find the one that’s right for you because our front doors are on display in the showrooms at our locations, where you can compare all of the different styles, colors, opacity levels, glass and other options. You’ll also be able to compare the luminosity of each one and view our exclusive Portes et Fenêtres Verdun windows. With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, our front door collection provides extraordinary value for your money, while also offering a high degree of customization.
At Portes et Fenêtres Verdun, we’re also manufacturers. You’ll find our exclusive Verdun Collection in our showrooms, featuring a wide range of very popular products. This makes it possible for us to offer you incredible value for your money on custom products, with exclusive windows in classic or current styles.