When it comes to investing in a brand new front door for your home, checking and determining the measurements needed will certainly save you a lot of time, effort and even money.
This rings especially true for composite doors. It takes very little time to clarify which measurements your future composite door should match, yet there are many homeowners who will take a chance and simply guess what size their composite door should be. Doing so only leads to further problems further down the line, which we have highlighted here in this post.
Read on to discover why it’s so important that you get the measurements right for your composite door, before taking the next step and purchasing one for your home.
Trimming and cutting down is ill-advised
Unlike other door materials such as solid wood and upvc, which can usually be trimmed or cut down slightly to fit the space, the same cannot and shouldn’t be done with composite doors.
Composite doors are made using layers of different materials, from insulating foam through to glass reinforced plastic (PVC). Should you try to to trim or cut down a composite door, you run the risk of revealing the inner layers of the door. This will not only look less appealing on the eye, but could eventually cause damage to these inner layers and drastically reduce the door’s lifetime.
It’s consequences like these that signals the importance of getting the right measurement for your composite door before investing, to avoid the idea of trimming or cutting down your door and causing irreversible damage.
Avoid made to measure mishaps
If you’re looking for a front door that’s one of a kind and unique to your home, you have the option of having a bespoke composite door made for you. Whether it’s the colour, the style,or the shape and size of the door, a made to measure composite door will ensure that your new door fits perfectly with your home, in terms of both size and style.
Because made to measure composite doors are designed and created to fit your home perfectly, it’s very common for these manufacturers to have strict returns policies in place. This is another reason why it’s essential to have the right measurements before purchasing a composite door. If the company has used up resources to make your bespoke door, it’s likely that you won’t be able to return it or request a refund if you find that it doesn’t fit.
How to make sure you have the right measurements
Determining the measurements for your composite door takes very little time and effort and could save you a whole load of hassle in the long run. When you do get round to taking measurements for your new composite door, it’s vital that you double check them and check again, to be sure you have the exact measurements needed to then purchase your brand new door.
We have a guide dedicated to providing a step by step process of measuring for a new composite door. With this information, it really couldn’t be easier to prepare ahead of buying a new door for your home.