Doors and windows are the important part of a house. Right type of doors and windows for house would greatly enhance its overall look and appearance. There are many verities of door and windows available in market. So the process of selection of appropriate doors and windows for house is quite difficult.

There are several factors to be considered before finalizing the option for their adoption.

Selection of Door and Window
Selection of Door and Window

Factor for Consideration

There are many factors which influence the type of doors/windows to be selected for the house. Out of which the 4 important factors are as follow:

  • Climatic Condition
  • Function and Location
  • Type of Material
  • Architectural Design

1. Climatic Condition

  • In areas closer to the sea it would be advisable to use a material which is not affected by corrosion and accordingly steel frames and shutters would not be a good option.
  • In extreme climatic condition (either hot or cold) the sizes of the doors and windows should be such that there is least effect of the external environment to that within the house.
  • In moderate climatic condition the extent of sunlight coming into the house has to be considered and accordingly the area for glazing has to be decided.

2. Function and Location

  • Doors should be picked at according to the function they are expected to perform. For example. Front door and back door may have two totally different sets of requirements, and they are different from interior doors.
  • Exterior doors should always be of a sturdy material and should have secure fastening.
  • Interior doors, on the other hand, should be light enough for all family members to handle easily.

3. Type of Material

  • Careful consideration has to be given to the type of material to be used.
  • Good materials include heavy wood, steel, glass or fiberglass construction, which will serve well for many years.

4. Architectural Design

  • The final step would be to choose the design including colour scheme of door/window, the liking and taste of which varies from individual to individual.
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