Ask yourself how often you see and use your front door. More than you thought, right? It’s not expecting too much to say you should enjoy it.
Your front door makes a first impressions on everyone who enters your home -- and most frequently that’s you and your closest family and friends! It sets the tone for what lies inside.
Here are some of the top reasons why homeowners update their entry doors:
Add Curb Appeal
Curb appeal? Does this matter if I’m not selling my house? At the end of the day (pun intended!), you’re the one who has to look at and use your door on a daily basis. Don’t underestimate how many times a week you see or use your door -- for most homeowners, it’s dozens!
If you are in fact selling your house or planning to in the not distant future, replacing a front door can add to the sale value of your home or at the very least increase the “wow” factor from the get-go -- the National Association of Realtors agrees, as you can see here, ranking it first on their list of projects with a good ROI. A flaking, dented, scratched, or rusty front door could leave potential buyers feeling lukewarm.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Most homeowners don’t even think of their doors as a culprit for heat/cool air loss. But low quality or old doors can crack or swell over time, leading to warping. If you see light around your door, then heat/cool air is getting through there, too. Therma-Tru’s Tru-Defense Door System includes a composite sill designed for a tighter fit with the door bottom. This would close that gap and improve resistance to air and water infiltration. Fiberglass doors are the fastest growing door type mostly on the strength of their energy efficiency.
Expand Your Color Palette
Updating the look of the front of your house can be as simple as a new bright colored door. Entry doors can be customized in so many ways -- there are glazing options, painting options, staining options, glass inserts, sidelights, and transoms. And there also countless hardware styles for door knobs, handles, and lock sets. Or there’s the hardware finish options like Bright Brass and Oil-Rubbed Bronze to name just two. You can take a spin through all the customization options from our entry door page.
Increase Security & Durability
The safety of your home is critical. A deadbolt lock has always been more than enough for most homeowners but that’s been trumped. There are a variety of higher security options available -- for example the multi-point locking system on the fiberglass doors we install from Therma-Tru. A solid core front door can help protect your belongings from security risks and from harsh weather. Plus, a fiberglass entry door system comes with a lifetime warranty, be made of the strongest materials, and will not be susceptible to rot.
If you find yourself touching up your front door (or know you need to!), a fiberglass replacement can help you avoid this round of maintenance and future ones to come. Wood can be great looking but the upkeep is underrated and/or misunderstood! Especially so in climates with four seasons. Fiberglass doors require the least maintenance of any door material type over the years. Plus, fiberglass insulates better than traditional wood, which will save you money over the long term.
Replacing a broken door (duh!)
This might seem like a no-brainer, but if you have trouble shutting and locking the door, or it leans off the hinges without an easy fix available, your door is broken. And it doesn't have to be that way! Check out our line of replacement doors for your home.
There are less-than-obvious reasons -- like updating your home’s style and energy efficiency -- and obvious ones -- security and weather protection considerations. Either way, we’re ready to help homeowners whenever the opportunity for a new door comes knocking (yes!).
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