Feel safe and secure in your home in the knowledge that you have a secure back door. Choose from a “Composite” back door or a traditional uPVC back door. Both doors have 10 point hook bolt locking systems, internal glazing and anti-snap key cylinders as standard making sure that the back door is a major deterrent to opportunistic thieves and burglars. We also offer various glass and hardware options to make your home as safe as possible.
You are building your home and you think you have everything resolved when you realize that you need to select which back door to place on your patio will be. Well, fortunately when it comes to choosing back doors, there is no shortage of options, the important thing is to consider that it’s the best alternative that adapts to the daily routine of those who will inhabit the place, in the style desired by the owner and that complies with the security requirements necessary to protect the property and the people who will live in it.
What are the most popular types of back doors for the home?
The alternatives most sought after by builders, architects, and owners are French, Dutch, sliding glass doors, and traditional ones that can be made of wood, fiberglass, or metal. Each of these options offers its advantages that should be known before selecting the most appropriate option for each need.
They are perfect for those who are looking for a beautiful and practical option to be able to see from the inside of the house to the outside. It’s convenient to maintain constant eye contact with patios that have gardens. Another good thing that this type of door provides is that it allows the entry of sunlight from the outside, so if you want to observe nature in all its splendor, this option is convenient for you.
An important aspect to consider when installing a back French door in your home is that you must pay attention to the nature of its frame since a locking system must be selected that guarantees protection in the 3 main points of the structure: upper part, central part, and bottom.
This type of door allows blinds or curtains in the internal part of the house to control the amount of sunlight that enters the interior or providing a little privacy when required.
This type of door is very useful in the back of a house since they have the characteristic that they are divided in the center, offering the possibility that one part can be opened while the other remains closed at the same time. At first glance it seems to be a simple alternative when they are closed, however, opening the upper part of the door can give a beautiful view or a pleasant air intake into the home.
It’s usually convenient to be installed in kitchens that are immediately followed by the patio or the back of the house, since opening the door halfway is very useful in cases where there are strong odors or smoke in the kitchen. It’s important to pay attention that the upper and lower parts of the door remain completely blocked and united when closing since in this way the possibility of any exterior smell or any other element of nature such as animals entering the house.
Sliding glass doors
It’s one of the most striking and sensational options thanks to its versatility and style. They are perfect for those homes with large patios that have gardens, pools,s and terrace areas. The glass that contemplates all or most of its structure, allows visualizing the entire exterior space in depth while facilitating the same visual access to the interior part of the house.
If privacy is required at any given time, the inclusion of blinds and curtains is usually the most convenient option to use without having a high budget.
If you are thinking about the security offered by this type of door, it’s convenient to keep in mind that its use is recommended more than everything in patios or outdoor areas that are sufficiently fenced or that have any other extra security barrier. Another concern is usually the derailment or obstruction of the doors on the rails, in this case, it’s important to always keep the door rails clean and free of dirt as well as a smooth slide without exerting too much pressure.
Many prefer to go for conventional designs when it comes to a back door since they consider it to be an unremarkable element for their home or because they simply do not have a patio, garden, or outdoor space so large that it merits the case of installing a door a little more sophisticated. However, there are traditional back doors beauties capable of adding an elegant, subtle, and classic touch.
They can be made of wood, fiberglass, or metal, their selection will depend on the preference of each owner and the combination they want to achieve either with the exterior or interior of the home. The truth is that with each type of material you can play with colors and designs to create attractive and safe models at the same time.
It’s important to consider that depending on the material selected, each door will need different maintenance. For example, back doors made of wood require much more extensive maintenance than a door made of metal. All these variants should be considered when choosing the material for your back door in the traditional style.
Back door security
Unfortunately, back doors are a direct target for many thieves, which is why it’s mandatory to consider a security plan for the door you want to install as well as other basic recommendations for reinforcement. Some options that will allow you to protect the back door of your home from theft are the following:
- Install solid core back doors. The doors that offer greater security are metal, fiberglass, and security doors.
- Select high-quality security locks.
- Securing back doors that are sliding glass can be done with the manufacture of grilles, security bars, security screens, or extra strong glass.
Some basic recommendations to reinforce the security of the back doors:
- Install security cameras in the patio or area outside the back door.
- Maintain adequate lighting throughout the area.
- Install visors on the back doors, in this way you can always see who is on the other side of the door before opening it.
Look at all the details
When it comes to selecting back doors, one should not only think about the decorative and functional aspect but also about the safety and protection that they must provide. Playing with the types, designs, colors, materials, and accessories depending on each particular need will guarantee an appropriate selection.
Choose from an extensive range of designs and colours to enhance the appearance of your home. All back doors are available in double glazing and triple glazing.
Aside from security, a new Back Door offer excellent thermal efficiency. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise you on the best back door solutions to maximise security, energy efficiency and to enhance your home while representing great value for money.
Give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise you on the best back door solutions to maximise security, energy efficiency and to enhance your home while representing great value for money.