Glass front doors: your questions answered

Posted on 06.11.2023

Are you looking to upgrade your front door but aren’t sure where to start? Bowalker Doors is here to help! Glass panel front doors are often a popular choice, as not only do they look great, but they also bring in extra natural light, which is so valuable at this time of year!

We’re here to answer any questions you may have about glass front doors, and if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Are glass entrance doors safe?

When it comes to security, glass front doors are no different to standard composite doors. The glass in entrance doors is different to that in windows. Typically, they are made of a tempered or laminated glass, which is stronger and more resistant to breaking than traditional glass. Most burglaries occur when doors are left unlocked, as intruders want the easiest route in and out. Sometimes having glass panels in your front door is safer, as you can see who’s at your door before you open it, for added peace of mind.

Are glass panel front doors energy efficient?

A glass panel front door can increase the level of natural light entering your home, which can make your space feel brighter, lighter, while creating a more inviting atmosphere. Natural light is beneficial in more ways than one, as it can reduce the need for artificial lighting, helping reduce your energy usage. Natural light can also help heat up a home, by radiating warmth into your space. As long as you’ve chosen glass panels which are energy efficient, typically those with double pane glass, then your door will help keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

Do glass front doors increase my home’s kerb appeal?

Yes, they can! A glass panel front door can transform the way your home looks from both the outside and the inside. With glass panels, your front door can look sophisticated and stylish, which is bound to impress. You could even take your home transformation one step further and combine your glass panel front door with a sidelight or transom to create a truly spectacular entrance.

Which types of glass can I install in my glass front door?

There are several types of glass to consider when installing a glass panel front door. Aside from installing tempered or laminated glass for security, there’s a range of stylistic options available. Clear glass is the most common, to allow maximum levels of light to flood into the home, making it a great option.

Frosted glass allows for more privacy: light can still enter, but not as much as it would with clear glass. For those homeowners who want to spruce up their entryway, patterned glass, including leaded, bevelled, etched and stained glass is available. Light can still enter the property, but your front door has a new edge to it!

Choose a glass panel front door from Bowalker Doors

At Bowalker Doors, we offer a range of glass panel front doors. If you have any further questions about our glass front doors or are ready to take the next step with your home transformation, get in touch today. Call us on 0800 881 5640 or email us at info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk and a member of our team will be on hand to help.

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You can trust us with your transformation plans as we’re members of Checkatrade, FENSA and the Plastics Window Federation.