The choice of an iron (metallic) entrance door is a rather difficult matter, which must be approached responsibly.
Errors that can make both a master that sets the door and the buyer, choosing, for example, its proper size, can not only spoil the interior, but also create a lot of problems in the future, as well as significantly lower the level of security of the dwelling. That is why the question of choosing an iron door must be treated very seriously.
Advantages of the front iron door:
1) it does not require any preventive work;
2) has a long warranty;
3) for a long time retains an impeccable appearance;
4) significantly increases the protection of the home from hacking and others.
The strength of any iron door primarily depends on the material from which it is made. Most often, this material is steel, on the brand of which the strength of the entire structure depends. Any iron door should be made of a solid sheet of steel without the use of welding. Metal thickness can reach 4 millimeters.
Important: welding of several sheets of steel during manufacture is unacceptable, since in this case it can easily be broken with a hammer.
Outside, the iron door can be sheathed with any material (artificial or genuine leather, wood, laminate, plastic, etc. D.) that does not affect its characteristics in any way.
Noise insulation of the entrance metal door
The entrance metal door with sound insulation not only does not let the noise into the apartment, but also protects from the cold. Such isolation is achieved due to the filler, which is located inside the door frame between its steel sheets. Most often, such material is mineral wool or foam. Foamed polyurethane and corrugated cardboard are also used.
In many ways, the choice of specific filler is determined by its characteristics. For example, if fire safety is in the first place, then the foam is not the best option, since it is well prone to combustion. At the same time, he is able to qualitatively fill all the voids, and also does not sag with time, which cannot be said about mineral wool. To increase the properties of sound insulation around the perimeter of the door, a rubber seal is installed.
Tip: if when soundproofing is the main thing for you is fire safety, it is best that mineral wool or foamed polyurethane is used as a filler.
Metal entrance doors with forging
Forged doors or entrance doors metal with forging are classified as an elite class that are installed in country houses, cottages, clubs and restaurants. They emphasize the beauty and sophistication of any building.
The presence of forged elements as a decor builds any door to the premium category, as it gives it exclusive qualities.
Such doors, in addition to an excellent appearance, also significantly increase the level of hacking resistance, since forged elements increase the weight of the entire structure, which is quite difficult to hack even with the help of special equipment.
Tips on how to choose an iron front door
1) Any iron door must have the correct geometric shape, without distortions and deformations.
2) it is necessary to have two types of locking locks (cylinder and leaf).
3) for sound insulation it is best to choose an iron door with an internal filler, as well as from the outside, it is recommended to install a rubber seal.
4) you should pay attention to the class of steel (the higher it is, the more reliable and stronger the whole structure will be).
In addition, you should also pay attention to the door leaf, which should be made of steel and strengthened with special stiffness ribs; The pins on the ends of the doors should be anti -string, and the door of the eye should provide an overview of the landing. And remember that you can ask the seller any questions, starting from the material of the door manufacture and ending with the delivery and installation.