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Signs that you need to replace your Front Door
A major reason for having doors in a house is for providing easy ingress and egress. A door should open smoothly and readily giving you ease and comfort as you enter and exit a room or home. This leads to a general sense of security within the house as doors are the first thing people see when they approach a house. Doors also protect your possessions from being stolen. Doors are also very important to the structural integrity of a building.
How can you be sure it is time to replace your front door? What are some of the signs? The front door of a home is the centrepiece. Many use it as the primary way in and out of the house. Others use it more decoratively, relying on a side door or garage entry. Let us explore some of the common signs that it is time to replace your front door.
Having Trouble Closing and Opening
When your door is difficult to open and close, this struggle will also create further damage if you do not replace it. It is important that you get the door replaced by licensed and insured contractors that you know are able to handle the work for you properly. This way, the door will always be an upgrade. As doors get older, they can become difficult to open and close. A prime example is in the winter months. Do you find that when it gets cold, your door sticks? In the summer, is it easier to open and close? If you are experiencing these situations, that means the door is allowing energy inside and leaking air.
Replacing a door can cost anywhere between $300 and $2,500, so talk to a few different door professionals.
Talk to several different door contractors if you are having problems opening and closing your door, and find some estimates.
Moisture between the panes of glass
Does your front door have glass windows inside of it? Within the glass windows are you noticing a buildup of moisture? A lot of doors have glass windows that include two panes. As the seal between the two panes of glass wears down, moisture can seep between. The result can equate to mildew and mould growth. Just like new windows, a lot of doors with glass packages have double-paned glass. Over time with older doors, the seal between those two panes will fail to lead to moisture, mildew and/or mould between the panes of glass. This is a scary thing to see in a door. If you have seal failure between your door’s glass panes, the mould/mildew are surrounded by organic material. Especially if your entryway is shaded or doesn’t receive much direct sunlight, this can be a huge problem. The last thing any homeowner wants to hear is mould remediation. Just like the windows in your home, when you have a door with moisture between the panes of glass, its time to replace it.
Sustained Significant Damage
Storms and other problems can create insurmountable damage to your front door.
If this happens to your household, the best thing you can do for yourself is to make sure that you get it fixed. You should nip these issues in the bud and replace the door so that it does not become a liability to your home.
You always need to make sure that your door is solid enough to deal with hurricanes and other weather events.
Cracks and Dents
Has your door gone through situations where your door has taken on damage? Are there cracks in your aging wooden door or excessive dents? If so, the door may not be able to provide you with adequate security and a proper weather seal.
Many of us do not know the signs of an aging door. Our team at John D. Richardson is here to help educate and change that! When should you pull the trigger on swapping out the aging door for a new one, though? Focus on the signs detailed above. Reach out to us today and get the conversation going with our trustworthy team of experienced professionals!
A beautiful new front door will instantly increase your home’s curb appeal. This is great news for those who are looking to put their home on the market as a new front door also greatly increases your resale value. In fact, replacing your front door is one of the best investments you can make as it increases your energy efficiency while also adding enhanced curb appeal. Think how much nicer it would be coming home to a beautiful new door that glides open effortlessly you as you enter your home. If you’re looking to make a statement with your new door, speak to a doors specialist who will be able to help you find a door that looks great with your style of home.
We are willing to help!
John D. Richardson Co. Ltd has been providing high-quality doors and Door Installation services in DC areas for the past years. Our highly-trained specialists will help you step by step starting from free consultation up to the installation of your new door. With the help of our specialists, you will be guided step by step from planning, selecting the right door, and installation. Our door installation team is highly trained to provide quality and hassle-free door installation services.