The entry door does more than enhance your home’s curb appeal. It also plays an integral part in keeping your home secure and safe from the elements, thanks to its durability. Long-term exposure to weather, however, can lead to its wear and tear. Depending on the extent and severity of the damage, you may have to replace the entry door with a new one.
As a homeowner, it pays to be on the lookout for a few signs that tell you an entry door replacement is due.
Many entry door designs feature windows around their frames. If you have windows on your door and notice that they’re damaged in some way, they must be addressed before they cause other problems that may affect your home. For instance, foggy entry door windows usually indicate failed window seals, which means the gas between the glass panes has leaked and been replaced with moisture. This can happen due to wear and tear, and if you’ve had your entry door for many years already, it may be time for a full replacement.
Outdated Door Type
An outdated door shouldn’t be mistaken for one that’s vintage or retro. The term “outdated door” refers to door types that are rendered obsolete since a more updated type and style can achieve the same purpose but in a more efficient manner. They may still be visually appealing, but they no longer serve a purpose in modern homes and may cost you unnecessary maintenance and upkeep. And just like old roofing and siding, they won’t be effective in protecting your home from the outdoor elements and may affect overall energy efficiency! Consider getting an entry door made from materials that require minimal maintenance, such as fiberglass and metal.
A well-built entry door has seals around the frame that prevent outdoor air from entering indoors and vice versa. But like windows, the seals can shrink and crack over time, leading to air drafts that can slowly compromise indoor comfort. You may already feel a bit chilly despite being indoors with your furnace or heat pump on, which can be partly due to drafts on your entry door. If this isn’t properly addressed, your system will consume more energy as it works harder to maintain the room temperature, and you’ll end up with higher monthly utility bills.
If you’re looking for a trusted professional who specializes in installing doors, you can count on the top-notch services provided by AllPoint Construction. You can reach us at (734) 407-7110 for a free estimate! You can also fill out our convenient online contact form.