Front doors admit visitors to the private world of their owners. In olden times, they kept wild animals at bay so settlers slept safely at night. They still provide a measure of comfort after we check the locks and retire for the evening. But there’s more than that to the history of doors as we shall share.
The Earliest Doors Were Symphonies of Wood
The first wood doors we know of are paintings on Egyptian tombs admitting the departed to the afterlife. The ancient Greek poet Homer writes how theirs were cased in silver and brass. This was the pivot point where front doors transitioned to functional art.
This creative trend continued in medieval Europe when cathedral doors were solid bronze with religious images. The history of doors entered a new period during the Renaissance though, when they became art for art’s sake in palace entrances. They proclaimed the good taste of wealthy owners. Doors had become status symbols!
Insulation Through the History of Doors
Doors played a role in keeping cold air outside from the beginning. However, thermal insulation became increasingly important as living standards improved. The arrival of modern HVAC, and its cost introduced the weather stripping that makes them perfectly airtight when correctly installed.
Would You Like the Front Door of Your Imagination?
The history of doors glows with examples of fine entrances reflecting the homeowner’s tastes and values. Our masonite doors have high insulating performance proven in laboratory tests. The manufacturer warrants their product meets Canadian Energy Star certification.
This wonder material opens windows to a new freedom. This is an opportunity for your creativity to build the door of your imagination. You and your home are unique. Use this opportunity to create the front door to your home that is you!
Discuss Your Ideas with SilverLine Exterior Solutions
The history of doors in Vancouver has had its ups and downs with some shoddy work to show for it. We are licensed and experienced installers with the know how to ensure every door is fitted right, with a five year warranty on the installation.
A new SilverLine door is an investment that should last a long time. Money is tight for many of us during Covid-19. We are authorized partners with Financelt consumer financers. We can assist with the paperwork. Call Vancouver 604-942-0488 now to arrange a free estimate for the front door to your future.