There are plenty of reasons you might want to change your front door, from aesthetic appeal to utilitarian considerations. However, how do you know when you need to replace your front door?
Whether you’re looking to increase the curb appeal of your home, hoping to repair damage, or seeking a more energy-efficient option, there are several reasons you might want to replace your front door. A good door can last for decades, so make sure you choose wisely and consider your options. At Sam’s Club Home Install Experts™ by Service Finance, we can definitely help you figure out which door is right for you.
Here are some signs to look out for when you’re considering replacing your front door.
Damage to the door is one of the main reasons you might be looking to replace your front door, for both your home’s appearance and security reasons. Damage to your door can affect the structural integrity of your home, so it’s important to pay attention to.
Everyday scratches and scuffs are typical, but make sure if you have real dents, cracks, or breaks that you look into replacing your front door.
If you’re worried about how the elements might affect your current front door, you might want to consider a new option that will weather seasonal rain and snow damage. Living in an area with intense weather or just seasonal changes can have a real impact on the life of your front door. Depending on what your door is made of, it might be prone to bending or cracking, which will not help your home’s appearance or structural integrity.
You also might want to consider a storm door, to protect the front door from heavy weather. You’ll want to make sure you have a door that is best suited for the weather your home will experience.
3. Diminished curb appeal
If you’re planning to sell your home in the not-so-distant future, curb appeal might be something you’re thinking about. Your front door makes a big statement about how your home looks from the outside. If you’re looking to increase the value or selling interest in your home, a new front door might be a good idea.
Even if you’re not looking to sell any time soon, how your home looks is an important factor to consider. If you want to put a fresh face on your home, perhaps looking into a new front door is the right move.
4. Rising energy bills
Insulation plays a large part in your home’s energy efficiency and your monthly bills. While you might know that having energy-efficient windows is important, an energy-efficient front door can make a big difference as well. If your door is sticking, for example, it might be because the weather strip is misaligned from the frame, which can mean warm or cool air is escaping.
If you’re feeling drafts coming in or if your energy bills are climbing each month, you might have a sealing issue with your front door. That means it’s probably time to look for a new, energy-efficient option.
Mold can be a big issue in a home, but did you know it could also be an issue with your door as well? Just like water can seep in through double-paned windows, it can also seep in through your front door if it incorporates double-paned glass. The seal between the glass and the door can break down over time, allowing water in, which can lead to mold and mildew.
While you can hire someone to come in to remove the mold and mildew, it will just come back if the seal is compromised. Mold can affect your health, as well as the appearance of your door.
Learn more about your front door options
There are plenty of reasons to replace your front door, and whether you’re just seeking a new look or want to repair some damage, Sam’s Club Home Install Experts™ by Service Finance has several options for you to choose from.
Learn more about the front door choices we have to offer by talking to a representative today.