3 Signs That It’s Time to Invest in a New Front Door

By fiderioandsons Jan 18, 2016

Dollarphotoclub_51615500-843733-editedThe entry door is likely the first thing you see when you return home after a long day of work, and one of the first impressions you will make on guests and future potential buyers. When you are considering a home renovation, be sure to pay particular attention to the entry door because, when it comes time to put your home on the market, curb appeal is an essential factor; it is the first chance to make a positive impression on a potential buyer.

Perhaps you do not have any plans to renovate your home. In that case, is your home feeling a bit drafty? Is your ct entry door cracked, warped or otherwise in need of repair? If you were nodding your head when reading that, you may need to consider replacing your old door with a newer model.

Popular entry door choices include steel, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum. Each choice comes with its own laundry list of advantages and disadvantages. You may be wondering how to tell if your door actually needs replacing. Well, for those of you, here are three signs that indicate it is time to invest in a new entry door.

Is It Cracked, Rusted, Dented, Or Damaged?

How is your entry door holding up after all these years? Check to see if it is cracked, rusted, dented, or damaged in any other way. Some doors may require only a new paint job and they look good as new, but for others the damage is more serious.
Keep in mind: your door has to battle the elements on a daily basis and is exposed to heat, cold, sun, humidity, wind, etc. All ct doors will need to be replaced eventually; if yours looks like it’s seen better days go ahead and get an estimate for a replacement.

Try An “Open-Close” Test

This step can be completed with a quick test. Does your door open and close seamlessly, or do you notice any sticking or large gaps? Sometimes a simple adjustment will suffice, but in other cases, sticking is a result of a larger issue, warping. Wood doors are most likely to suffer from warping. Warping is caused by exposure to extreme weather conditions, when the doors shrink and expand, causing eventual warping and gaps between the threshold and the door. Unfortunately, gaps can cause your home to leak cool/heated air, leading to high energy bills. If you suspect that this is an issue, contact your local ct door contractor, and ask if they can inspect your door.

It All Fits Together

Obviously, there are other parts of the door that can be damaged over the years. The threshold, frame and doorjamb all contribute to the overall effectiveness of your entry door and, yes, these too can become loose or warped. These pieces are susceptible to rot, yet another problem inflicted by the New England weather. While it is sometimes possible to replace just one of these parts, more often than not you will end up having to replace the entire system because doors and frames are typically sold together as a set. Your local handyman or door contractor should be able to assess these components and tell you what needs to be replaced.

Fiderio & Sons | Therma Tru Entry Doors

New ct replacement entry doors can add both safety and value to your home, and reduce your energy costs. We recommend Therma Tru Entry Doors for many reasons: they are durable, energy efficient and offer some of the best safety feature.

The Therma Tru website has features that enable you to design your door, and our portfolio includes examples of replacement entry doors we have installed. Please contact us if you have questions about your options for entry doors, or if you would like to visit our showroom in Meriden to see more of our samples and work with our designers to configure a door that suits your needs and your taste.

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