Your front door is your home’s primary entry point, and a beautiful front door is a quick way to increase curb appeal and improve the overall look and feel of your house. Your front door should be secure, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance. While high-quality doors are built to last for years, you may live in an older home whose doors have been through their fair share of wear and tear.
Keep an eye out for these three key signs that your door is ready to be replaced.
1. It Doesn’t Close Properly
Your door should open and close, lock and unlock, seamlessly. It shouldn’t require any jimmying, lifting, pushing, or shoving to get it into place. A door that doesn’t open and close easily is likely letting air in and out of the house, and it may not be secure. Old doors are often hard to find replacement parts for, so you may put off updating and maintaining it when you need to. Keep your family safe with a modern, solid door that locks and closes as it’s meant to, without having to wiggle and jiggle it into place.
2. You Notice a Cold Draft
Whether you’re noticing cold air coming from around your door, or condensation and ice is forming around the door, it’s time to be replaced. If your door isn’t keeping cold air out of your home, not only is it uncomfortable for those in the house, but it also isn’t energy-efficient. Doors and windows that allow cold air into your home in the winter or hot air inside in the summer are going to cost you more in energy bills. While this is tough on your wallet, it’s also costly to the environment.
3. It Has Visible Damage
We know that your front door makes an important first impression on guests or potential home buyers, so it’s crucial your door is not only secure and efficient, but it’s also visually appealing. A new front door is like a facelift for your home, and if your door has cracks, dents, scrapes, or other damage, it can drag the entire “feel” of your home down.
No matter what signs your door is giving you that it’s time to be replaced, the experts at Complete Windows can help. We will work with you from beginning to end to ensure you find doors that fit your budget and style, no wiggling or jiggling required! Call, contact us, or come into Complete Windows today to learn more about our broad range of products and services.