The exterior appearance of your house can make all the difference in the world. Imagine how your home is viewed by those visiting, or merely driving by. Choosing the right type of exterior door can make a huge difference in the updating or selling of your house. There are many styles available to choose from. Besides type, product name, or architectural style, determining what is best for you takes time and a little research. One style of door that seems popular today is the arched door. An arched door is the style that projects a flavor that blends with the house’s architectural design.
Arched wood doors can be nearly any style of door such as panel, plank, or glass constructed with an arched top. A variety of wood arched designs are available including:
Aï¿½ A True arch – a traditional style available in wood or glass paneling
Aï¿½ A Flat Arch – the arch at the top of the door is less pronounced
Aï¿½ A Gothic arch – church door style which comes to a greater apex
Aï¿½ Tudor arch — comes in panel or glass and can be combined
Aï¿½ An Elliptical arch – a curved or rounded top which can be further enhanced with glass
Aï¿½ A Cathedral arch – a unique styling with the top of the door beginning from right to left with a tapering slope.
Each of these styles provides a vast array of options that offer you with a most compatible and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Another consideration when selecting an arched door is how it is constructed. Understanding how a manufacturer designs and builds your new door embeds in you a feeling of confidence that goes a long way in your satisfaction. When considering which door to purchase, look for these building criteria:
Aï¿½ Look for stiles and rails that are engineered to resist bowing and warping.
Aï¿½ Insist upon at least 1/8 inch of veneers
Aï¿½ Use superior quality Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Using these helpful hints can help make your decision for that new exterior door can go a long way toward instilling feelings of confidence and comfort with your purchase.