Expert guide: how to choose the right entrance door for your Sydney home

07 Oct 2021

Choosing an entrance door for your home is one of the most impactful decisions you can make for the overall appearance of your residential property. Next to your choice of paint colour, the entrance door of your home is the second most important element for your building. It has the potential to complement, transform and update your home’s aesthetic. For this reason, you should carefully consider all options available to you.

It’s no secret that aluminium is one of the most reliable materials that you can select for your entrance door. However, at A-tech Australia, we offer many configurations of doors that are made out of aluminium – so how do you know which one is right for your home?

Beauty and function are equally valuable

You only get one chance to make a first impression which is why selecting the door that complements your home’s aesthetic is so important. However, in addition to this, the configuration of your door is also key in ensuring that it is appropriate and functional for you and your family. Configurations exist for a reason – they offer different features. If you’re unsure of what different configurations offer, contact the A-tech Australia team.

You’re off on the right foot

As you’re perusing our website, it’s fair to say that you’ve already made one critical decision for your entrance door – you chose your material! 

Aluminium is one of the top materials for entrance doors in Australia for a few reasons:

  • It is resistant to moisture, heat, corrosion and external pressure.

  • It promises reliable functional and aesthetic performance, making it an excellent investment.

  • Aluminium is a fire-resistant material – a key point for homes located in bushfire-prone areas of NSW

  • Aluminium helps with energy efficiency in your home.

  • It requires little maintenance.

  • It offers design freedom because aluminium is a flexible material

As you can see, aluminium promises a lot and is sure to be an excellent choice of material for your entrance door. 

As your entrance door is on the exterior of your home, it is one of your primary defences against many elements, including the following:

  • Criminal elements
  • Australian weather
    • High temperatures
    • Strong winds 9possibly containing salt particles for beachside homes)
    • Rain 

Entrance doors are also used more frequently than most other doors in your home, making them more susceptible to wear and tear over the years. 

Here’s our guide for picking the best entrance door for your home

Choose your configuration

For entrance doors, we provide several options for homeowners to choose from. These configurations have their own features and benefits. In consultation with one of our advisors, you should consider your home and family’s needs.

Briefly, here’s an overview of the options we offer:

  • Bifold
    • This option allows free-flowing access between indoor and outdoor spaces. We prefer it for back doors or patio doors, however, panels can be locked to provide a more secure entryway. 

  • Stacker
    • Aluminium stacker doors are extremely robust and built with heavy-duty aluminium framing. It provides an excellent view and connection to the outdoors and is best served as a patio door.

  • Sliding
    • This configuration is a popular option as it does not open as wide as the previous two options, but retains a modern aesthetic that most people crave for their entrance doors.

  • Hinged and pivot
    • This is the most common and conventional choice by homeowners. Available in a double configuration which is timeless and elegant, they are the perfect entrance door for homes with limited space. 

Select your door style

At A-tech Australia, we can customise your door to suit your aesthetic. Bear in mind that we may be limited depending on the configuration you select. Whether you prefer a traditional, charming or contemporary option, our team will work with you to find the perfect design for your home.

Select your colour/finishes

The colour of finish that you select for your door will have a lasting impression on the overall appearance of your home. Our doors are available in several powder coat colours, giving you the freedom to choose whatever suits your aesthetic best. Here’s why we recommend two of the following colours to our clients.

  • Black is classic, low-maintenance and versatile. It complements several aesthetics, allowing you to easily change your home’s appearance every few years. If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to update your home, select this colour.

  • White is another classic but traditional colour. Offering a light and airy appearance, we highly recommend this colour for beachside homes as it complements a coastal aesthetic very well.

We know that choosing an entrance door is a major decision. Our team wants you to find an option that you are fully satisfied with. Book a consultation with us so that we can help you find the perfect option for your home.