Tips for buying the perfect wooden entrance door

Before buying a wooden entrance door, it is important to consider the different options you might have so you can find a new door that fits the needs of your home exactly. An increasingly popular option for homeowners is a timber entrance door. This style of wooden entrance door can add real value to your home, and therefore should not be overlooked.

However, to make sure you choose the right wooden door for your home, we’ll take you through all the considerations you need to think about so you can make the right decision.

What to look for in a new wooden entrance door?

When considering your wooden door options, the choice can be overwhelming. Below, we’ve highlighted the key considerations you should think about during your purchase.


Before starting the search for your perfect wooden door, you’ll need to consider your home’s architectural style so your new door will fit with its design. However, this isn’t something you should need to worry about too much. Nowadays, there are door designs that fit almost any home, whether it be traditional, rustic, contemporary, or modern.

To elevate your door design even further, look for wooden doors with design embellishments that compliment your home’s exterior. This will help it to blend seamlessly with its character. Some additional door features include panel doors, arched doors, and carved doors. You can also consider features such as glass inserts, decorative hardware, and security features like peepholes and multi-point locking systems.


Your entrance door will constantly be exposed to the elements, so it is crucial that you select a door that is durable and weather resistant. To prevent any drastic damage, you should consider doors with proper weather sealing and finishing treatments. A well-sealed door with a protective coating will prevent moisture gathering in the woods structure and enhance its longevity. This ensures that it will stand the test of time against various weather conditions.

Further, you should also purchase your wooden front door from a manufacturer that provides a guarantee against rot and decay. This will give you peace of mind regarding the quality of your door, and ensures that your door will last as long as possible.

At Timber Windows, we cover our wooden doors for 30 years against rot and insect decay. Additionally, any double glazing, hardware and installation work is covered for 10 years. Paint finishes also have a 12-year guarantee against redecoration and all of our warranties are backed up by an insurance policy, which also covers your deposit during manufacture. By providing this comprehensive cover, you have peace of mind when buying a wooden entrance door that they are designed and delivered by the best team in the business. 


Security is a top priority for homeowners when it comes to choosing a new entrance door. In the UK, approximately 70% of burglars enter a home through the front door. Therefore it is essential that necessary precautions are taken to prevent intruders gaining access to your home through your entrance door.

Make sure to look for a wooden front door with robust structure and high-quality locks. Features such as multi-point locking systems and deadbolts provide an extra layer of security for your home. Additionally, installing peepholes as an extra feature so you can see who is at your door without compromising your safety. 

Energy Efficiency

Wood is an excellent insulator, which makes a wooden entrance door perfect for keeping your home warm and energy efficient. Purchasing a wooden door with insulating properties will help to prevent drafts and minimise heat loss.

Along with keeping your home thermally efficient, a well-insulated timber door can also lead to savings on energy bills too.

Professional Installation

Finally, if you’re unsure about the best wooden door option for your home, or simply need some assistance with installation, it may be beneficial to seek advice from professionals. Consulting with wooden door specialists can provide you with proper guidance and will help to ensure you’re making the best decision based on the needs of your home, budget, and style preferences. 

If you are in need of guidance and assistance, our Timber Windows Harewood and Cheshire showrooms are open throughout the week for you to browse our range of wooden doors. During your visit, you can also consult with one of our wooden door professionals who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Get in touch

To enquire about the installation of a new wooden entrance door for your home, or to arrange a visit to one of our showrooms, you can contact a member of our team here.