The front door is a statement piece in any home. Whether you have a simple wooden door or a more elaborate design, your front door is usually the first thing people see when approaching your home. It can even be what distinguishes your home from the others on the block.
As one of the most used parts of your home, you want to make sure your front door is always in excellent condition. You’ll probably only need to replace your door once or twice, so how can you tell when is the right time to get a new front door installed?
There’s a few signs to take into consideration before moving forward with your door replacement.
1.Your Front Door Doesn’t Close Properly
Is it difficult to shut or lock your front door as of lately? At first, it can be hard to tell if there’s a problem with your actual door, the frame, or the lock. Regardless of where the problem may be, you should look into how you can get it fixed. A loose front door is not safe!
You can also take this as an opportunity to upgrade your security system. Most doors come with a traditional lock system, but newer designs allow for push pads and other locks that can be operated remotely via smartphones.
2.Your Energy Bills Are Going Up
Another sign it may be time to replace your home’s doors is by reviewing your monthly energy bill. Have you noticed an increase from the beginning of the year up until now? If so, your home may be experiencing energy leaks.
Energy leaks occur when heat or cool air escapes from cracks in your home’s windows, doors, or siding. Since your front door is used on a daily basis, there’s a greater chance of it becoming loose or sustaining damage. Replacing your front door to a more modern, energy-efficient option could reduce your overall cooling or heating costs and save you money.
3.You’ve Noticed Space Around or Under Your Front Door
Space in between your front door and the door frame could be letting in drafts, sunlight, and even insects. These spaces are formed due to your door contracting and warping over time. A gap under or around your door is a clear sign that your front door needs to be replaced.
4.The Weather Permits a Seamless Replacement
Another factor to consider before installing a new front door onto your property is the weather. We wouldn’t recommend replacing your front door when the weather is extreme—either too hot or too cold. This is not only because it would be unpleasant to feel the extreme weather conditions outside, but also because your new front door may not fit correctly under these circumstances.
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