Your home’s entry door serves a vital function by securing your home and protecting it from the outside world; however, considering most homeowners primarily enter and exit their homes through the garage, you are not alone if you don’t give much thought to the condition of your front door and whether or not it needs to be replaced. Yet, you should try to occasionally take notice of your door to see if it may be in need of replacing, as an outdated or damaged door can reduce your home’s energy-efficiency, security, and curb-appeal. If you notice any of the following problems when inspecting your entry door, then it may be time to consider having it replaced.
You Feel a Draft
One of the biggest signs that it is time to replace your entry door is if you can feel a draft coming through your door. This is likely a sign that the seals around your door have failed due to age, and you should consider having your door replaced. Not only can this draft make your home uncomfortable, but it also drastically reduces your home’s energy efficiency.
The Door is Warped
You should also look at your door to see if the wood appears warped or rotted. This is typically the result of prolonged exposure to moisture over time, and there is nothing that can be done to fix this problem except replacing your door. While many people see a warped door as a cosmetic issue, it is actually structural as the overall integrity of your door has likely become compromised due to water infiltration, which can make it easier for burglars to enter your home.
It’s Letting in Pests
It may also be time to replace your door if you have noticed an excessive number of insects near your front door. If there always seem to be insects near your door, this can be a sign that your door has warped and/or is no longer sealing properly, which is allowing pests into your home. These insects can damage your home, making it critical that you replace your door as soon as possible.
Contact us to find out about your options if you believe that it is time to have your front door replaced.