15 More Doors for Your Home
In the first part of our articles on the types of door for your house, we explored 15 doors that you can choose to use around your house from the interior to the exterior. Below are 15 more doors for your home, each with their own benefits, and means of making your home a better place.
1. Hollow Metal Doors
Hollow metal doors are one of the most common types of commercial and industrial doors. A steel frame with steel panels laminated on both sides makes up a hollow metal door. The door is typically outfitted with hinge mounts and a mortise lock pocket.
Hollow metal doors are tough and can withstand a lot of abuse. They may have three to five hinge mounting points, depending on door height. To achieve the desired aesthetic effect, hollow metal doors can be finished with a plastic laminate, wood veneer, or stainless-steel finish.
2. Louvered Doors
Louver doors are internal doors that are commonly used as bifold doors on small closets or as statement sliding doors to create separation between a bedroom and a bathroom. Louvers are horizontal slats that cover the entire door or a section of the door. These doors can be used to add decorative aspects to a room or to block light from passing across sections without restricting ventilation. Whatever color door you select, louvered doors are a terrific alternative for bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, pantries, and other smaller spaces that may require slightly more ventilation.
3. Metal Covered Plywood Doors
When you go to markets you generally see this type of door installed in the shops. This sort of door is extremely robust and secure. It is made up of a frame, a drum, and a shutter made of thin steel plates that are linked together. A horizontal shaft is included in the drum to assist in opening and closing the shutter.
4. Panel Doors
Panel doors are constructed using typical wood joiners such as rails, stiles, and infill panels, which are then combined to form the door. They may be made from several types of wood and come in a variety of colors. They have a lengthy history and have been in the building sector for a long time.
5. Pivot Doors
Pivot doors hinge from the bottom and top of the door rather than on the side. They are well-liked because of the way they open. Previously, pivot hinges were utilized for larger doors, but installation companies can now construct doors up to 59-inches wide using specially developed 3D heavy duty hinges as well.
6. Pocket Doors
A pocket door is a sliding door that, when fully open, disappears into a compartment in the opposite wall. Pocket doors are used for aesthetic effect, or when there is no space for a hinged door to swing. They can travel on rollers suspended from an overhead track or tracks or guides along the floor. Single- and double-door versions are used, depending on how wide your doorway is.
7. PVC Doors
PVC doors are made with polyvinyl chloride and they are an excellent choice for doors in the interior of your house. These modern, artificial doors help minimize your work while maximizing your investment. PVC doors look like painted wooden doors, but without the hassle of maintenance required for the absorbent, natural fibers of wood.
8. Revolving Doors
Revolving doors are perfect for high foot-traffic areas, such as shopping mall entrances where pedestrian numbers exceed the normal threshold. Revolving doors are used extensively in office blocks, banks, universities, public buildings and gyms. You can get them in two varieties: automatic and manual. The manual revolving door has to be pushed while the automatic one uses a sensor to know whether someone is approaching the door or not and then it revolves. Both types provide block air from entering the building when they are unused. This stabilizes the temperature of the building, saving money on heating and cooling.
9. Roller Doors
Roller doors are usually made of corrugated iron or steel are they are often used as garage doors or for shop-fronts. The mechanism of the door rolls up and down. These types of doors are mainly thought of as security doors and come in different types such as a roller shutter door, aluminum roll-up door, steel roller door, slated roller, grill door, or a garage door (sometimes with wooden partitions).
10. Sliding Doors
Sliding doors move horizontally on metal tracks fixed on top and bottom frames. Usually the one door will slide past the other in an opposite direction to each other. When opened, the shutters can either recede into a slot or else one shutter will be behind the other, without interfering with the outward space. Nowadays, sliding doors are a popular for entryways that lead to the backyard, patio, or swimming pool. They are also an increasingly popular choice as kitchen and wardrobe doors.
11. Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors are similar to normal sliding doors in how they work: they move horizontally on fixed tracks. But in this case, the entire door, except the frame is made of glass. These doors are usually used where people want to let in light or to be able to view the outside.
12. Steel Doors
A steel door is sturdy and one of the most power efficient door types. As long as the weather conditions aren’t too extreme, it will not be affected – in contrast to wood, for example, which can warp when it gets wet. The downsides of a steel doors are that they can be scratched or dented somewhat easily, which can lead to rust. They are also challenging to stain – unlike other types of doors – meaning that they have to be painted, and are also susceptible to chipping.
13. Swing Doors
A swing door is usually a hinged door that swings in both directions. When this happens, the door is referred to as a double-acting door or impact traffic door. These types of doors are extremely cost-effective and are a quick and functional solution for areas where a door is needed to separate to areas visually, or as a sound-barrier.
14. Wire Gauged Doors
Wire-gauged doors are basically wire-mesh doors. With these doors’ wires are inserted into the frame of the doors in a mesh to provide good air circulation through the mesh, but to prevent insects and vermin from coming in. The mesh is so fine it can usually prevent flies, mosquitoes and other insects of that size from breaching the interior.
15. Wooden or Timber Door
Timber doors are a household staple. Timber is probably the oldest material used for doors and there are still many good reasons to continue using today. Timber is strong, secure, and environmentally-friendly. Surprisingly, with proper maintenance, a timber door can last longer than a uPVC, aluminum or composite door.