If you are like many homeowners, then you likely come and go every day without giving much thought to the condition of your front door. In fact, if you mainly enter and exit your home via the garage, it may have been a while since you have even used this entrance. However, if you have had the same front door for many years, then you may want to consider updating to modern doors. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider replacing an aging front door.
The fact is that for many visitors your front door will provide them with their first impression of your home. If it has been a while since you have taken a critical look at your front door, consider going outside and looking at it objectively up close as well as from a distance. Does your front door provide the welcoming vibe you are looking for, or does your door look faded, cracked, warped, or outdated? If your door does not give visitors the impression you would like, consider having it replaced.
One of the primary reasons to consider replacing an outdated front door is due to the fact that older front doors were not very sturdy. Old wooden doors are easily broken/kicked in by intruders, making your home an easy target for thieves. Newer door technology such as steel doors will provide the aesthetics you are looking for while also drastically improving your home’s security.
Believe it or not, if you have an outdated entry door you may be wasting a lot of money on your heating and cooling bills each year. Not only did older doors not provide very good insulation, but over time your door may have warped, or begun to not seal as well, causing you to end up heating or cooling the outside. A modern, insulated front door can keep the elements out, causing your HVAC system to not have to work as hard.
Contact us to learn about additional reasons why you should consider replacing your home’s aging front door.