3 Tips to consider when buying front doors

3 Tips to consider when buying front doors

The front door of your home is of prime importance. It is the first thing that people notice about your home and they make an impression solely on its basis. While a great looking door will positively impact your guests and potential buyers, an old and worn out door will do just the opposite.

According to Houzz.com.au’s Overview of AU Renovation, Custom Building & Decorating Report, Australian home owners are more likely to upgrade their exterior doors (19%) than invest in other items including windows/skylights, roofing and even insulation. Furthermore, the same report also reviled that 20% of homeowners surveyed plan to purchase windows or doors for a renovation in the next 6 months. It just goes to show; Australian homeowners are savvy when it comes to investing money where it counts.

Replacing your front door is a quick and easy way to improve your home’s appearance and increase its value. The best part is that you can get this done without spending a ton of money!

Being the head of purchasing at Ross’s Home Discount Centre, I know a good deal about front doors. Heck, I’ve helped hundreds of customers’ revamp and increase their home value simply by suggesting front doors to them. If you’re looking for some quick and dirty tips on which front door suits you, this article is meant for you!

1. Considerations & Features

Before selecting front doors for your home in Perth, you must make some considerations. While selecting the right type of door will increase your home’s value, the wrong door will damage the value. I highly recommend you to do some research and rule out the types of doors that don’t match your style.

First of all, consider the location of your home. If you’re located on a street or a busy road, a solid panel door will suit you well. Solid panel doors offer excellent soundproofing. If sound is not a concern to you, you can opt for elegant looking glass panel doors.

Unless you have a portico or veranda to shelter your front door, you will need a heavy duty door. In such cases, UPVC, fiberglass and steel doors are great choices. These doors are weatherproof, add strength and are available in a range of finish options. Moreover, these doors offer much better energy efficiency than wooden doors.

While glass panel doors allow natural transmission of light, these doors may not be the best choice for security concerns. If you’re really concerned about security, solid doors and security doors are your best bet. Usually, it’s not the door itself, but rather the locks and doorjambs which are the concern. Ensure that your strike plates and locks are of solid quality to beef up your security.

2. Style

The style of your front door style must also match the overall design and theme of your home. While there are many options to choose from, French Doors, Hinged Doors and Large Doors are the most popular.

French Doors are stylish and elegant front doors which can dramatically increase the visual appeal of your home. These doors are made of timber and include glass panes and feature a unique blend of functionality and sophistication. Typically featuring a double door opening, French doors are available in different sizes and finish options. If you’re looking to add charm and class to your home, French doors are what you should choose.

Hinged doors are the de facto choice for front doors in Perth. Traditional and highly versatile, hinged doors can be customised to meet your exact specifications. These doors can blend in with most architectural styles and can feature a left or right hand opening. Hinged doors are available in timber and composite and the finish can be stained or painted. If you’re looking for functionality over style, hinged front doors are your best bet.

A lot of people choose large front doors to create a grand, welcoming entry to their home. Indeed, large doors are majestic, eye catching and offer an inviting and warm atmosphere. These doors can also boost the value of your Perth home. Practical and stylish, large doors are typically made out of timber. You can also include glass panels to let light into your home. These doors are resilient, secure and provide insulation and security to your home.

3. Material

After you have decided on the style of your front door, you need to choose the material. When it comes to materials, fiberglass, wood, aluminium and UPVC are the go-to choices.

Engineered fiberglass doors are an excellent option. These doors mimic the look and feel of genuine wood. They offer excellent energy efficiency, soundproofing and are resistant to changing climates. As such, I have seen them gaining popularity amongst Perth homeowners over the last few years.

Wooden front doors are by far the most popular choice amongst our customers. They are classy, elegant and crafted to perfection. These doors feature a unique appearance and you can define your personal style by choosing them.

Aluminium doors are powder coated doors, which are a very economical option. Strong, robust, resistant to rust and easy to install, these doors require little to no maintenance. Also, aluminium doors are resilient to all weather conditions.

UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) doors are a revivify new type of front door. Featuring excellent strength, durability and insulating properties, these doors are completely weatherproof. They are also highly secure and come in a range of finish options.


If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to increase your home’s value, you should replace your front doors. To go about choosing the right front door for your home, consider your home’s location and the space around the door. Next up, choose a front door style from French doors, hinged doors and large doors. Finally, consider the material. By following these three tips, you can select the perfect door that impresses your guests and potential home buyers.

For the best quality front doors in Perth, visit none other than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We’re one of Perth’s leading retailers and many customers have purchased quality front doors from us. Our reputation and high quality of service is what makes us the retailer of choice for many Perth homeowners.

Please note: We offer front doors in Perth as a special order only. You will not find front doors listed on our website. To place an order, give us a call or visit our showroom in Guildford to discuss your needs. We’ll be happy to hear you out.

If you have any queries regarding front doors or our service, please contact us. Our experts will help you out in every way possible.