When to Replace Your Front Door
The front door can make a big statement in the overall look of your home. They can be painted bright colors, carved intricately, or blend in with the rest of the exterior. While front doors can be a great design feature, it’s important not to lose sight of their function. If your front door isn’t working properly or efficiently, it may be time to replace it. These are what signs to look for.
1. Your door gets stuck in the door jam. Is your door is difficult to open and close? There’s a good chance there are areas in the frame where energy is leaking out. Place your hand around the border of the door when it’s closed. If you feel an outside air or a breeze, your door is leaking air.
2. Your door is damaged. If your front doors have dents, rust, or other damage, it’s time to replace it. Not only does a destroyed door look bad aesthetically, but it makes your home a bigger target for potential burglars or intruders since they are easier to kick in.
3. There’s moisture between the panes of glass. Doors with windows are usually made with doubled paned glass. Over time, moisture can build up between the glass, causing mold and mildew growth. If the door is also made of wood, it can cause the door to have serious mold damage. If you notice moisture or mold in between your double-paned glass, it’s time to replace your door.
4. Your door has a noticeable draft. If your door feels like it has a constant draft coming from it, it’s time to replace it. This is a big sign that your door is energy inefficient and is likely causing higher energy bills. While a door draft stopper is an easy fix, you may want to consider replacing your door in the long run.
If you have noticed any of these signs showing in your front door, it’s time to start looking for a new one. If you need help with installation, our team is ready to help. Just give us a call!