Have you taken a close look at your entry doors lately? Since you walk in and out them often it’s easy to ignore the condition of your home’s doors, especially the front door. Everyone knows that the front door is generally what family, friends, and guests notice first when entering your home. First impression count and beyond that an old, weathered door could be costing you money on your heating and cooling costs. So if you’ve had a look and are wondering when it might be time for a front door replacement, here are some signs that will let you know it’s time.
If you start to notice visible cracks or delamination of any sort on the door slab or the frame, this is reason enough to start shopping for a front door replacement. Aside from the fact that cracks affect the aesthetics, they can also allow drafts to enter your home. Having a door that is structurally weak means that during the summer heat, or cold winter weather, your likely hurting your pocket with additional energy costs.
It’s a Hassle to Shut and Lock
Do you struggle to shut the door and lock it every time you leave the house? When doors become difficult to close and lock up, it is generally caused by faulty hardware, warped frames, door slab on loose hinging. All could be signs that its time to replace your door.
It’s Dated and Unattractive
If it’s been longer than you can remember since you replaced your front door, now might just be the perfect time. It’s easy enough to ignore and push the task off until one day when you realize just how dated the door looks in comparison to all of your neighbours. And today, you can select from a wide variety of materials and designs that will not only boost the curb appeal of your home, but will also provide long-term cost savings with the advanced energy efficiency that many modern designs include.
When it’s time to finally face the music and get that front door replaced, Scheel Window & Door can help. We’ve got everything you need – from a wide range of door selections with the most advanced designs, to installation experts. No matter your needs, we handle the job from beginning to end. Get a free quote today!