Let’s face it, all things weather and fade over time. When it comes to your home, it’s important to know when something, like your front door, is truly in need of replacement. Take a look at these situations to help you determine if it’s time for a fresh look.
More Than Just a Dent
Your front door sees a lot of use on a daily basis. Over time it will get bumped and bruised by people, animals and things (that chair you were sure would fit through.)
A deep dent or scratch could cause problems in a metal door by compromising the structural design or allowing moisture into the frame.
Cracks in Wooden Doors
Wooden doors may be affected a bit more by moisture from outside and inside the home. This may cause cracks along the edges and in the panel design of the door. I think we’ve all wrestled with a stuck door at one time. If left untreated, your door will lose it’s energy efficiency and continue to get more warped.
I Feel a Draft.
Do you recall your grandmother using those cute draft dodger guards as a child? A good front door should not need those to block drafts coming into the home. Allowing the heat to escape in winter or your cooled down air to leave in summer, is terrible on your heating/electric bills. Replacing the front door and frame will keep the drafts away and help your pocketbook.
Seeing Moisture Between Glass Panels