Your front door impacts your home’s curb appeal, extends a welcome to your family and friends, keeps weather elements outside where they belong, and protects you and your belongings from intruders. With all those job descriptions, it’s vital that your entry door be in great shape—but maybe it’s not quite up to par at the moment.
Not sure if it’s time for a new entry door, patio door, or back door for your home? No problem—read on, and you’ll discover some simple signs it’s time to go door shopping!
How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Exterior Doors
Your home’s safety, energy efficiency, and beauty can be compromised if your exterior doors are not functioning properly. Here are some questions that can help you know you need new doors.
1. Do you feel drafts around your doors?
Your home should be a refuge—an oasis of comfort that you can enjoy daily. One element that factors into indoor comfort is a consistent temperature throughout your home—regardless of outdoor temperatures. Minnesota’s winter weather shouldn’t sneak into your house due to faulty door installation or old, worn-out exterior doors. So, if you experience drafts just inside any of your doors, it’s time for door replacement.
Replacing your doors will ensure your home is well sealed, so you can enjoy even temperatures throughout your home year-round.
2. Do your doors show signs of water damage?
When water invades your home, it needs to be addressed promptly. If you procrastinate addressing the situation, water penetration can lead to wood rot, and unhealthy mold and mildew growth. It can also attract destructive pests to invade your home.
Has condensation built up between the glass panes on your door? Whether you see this build-up between the panes of your front door, back door, or patio door, moisture is never a welcome guest in your home’s exterior doors (or windows!), and indicates you need door replacement.
When you have new doors installed, rest at ease your home is well protected from moisture intrusion and condensation build-up on the door glass.
3. Are your doors showing signs of age?
When exterior doors wear out, they can tend to be frustrating. They may squeak when you open and close them, stick to the door frame when you try to open them, or hinges can wear out and your home’s security can be compromised as a result. If doors aren’t functioning properly, your safety could be at risk. If doors show any of these signs, it’s time for door replacement (and we’re here to help!).
4. Are your energy bills escalating?
Gaps can form between your doors and their frames over time, increasing your utilities. If your doors are leaking, and you’re looking for ways to save energy, replacement doors are the clear solution.
Replacing your home’s exterior doors can help boost energy efficiency and lower your utility bills.
5. Are your doors warped or cracked?
Cracking and warping or other signs of door damage need to be addressed. They usually appear due to harsh weather elements and age, and they compromise your home’s protection from both the elements and intruders. Cracked, warped, or damaged doors are serious safety concerns, indicating your doors are structurally weak and aren’t functioning as they should. They are clear signals it’s time for replacement doors.
6. Are your doors lacking the look you desire?
When it comes time to sell your home, it will hinder your sale if your doors don’t look the part. Your front door is the focal point of your home, and it directly contributes to either boosting or decreasing your curb appeal—depending on its condition. Old patio doors may become scratched and look less than appealing, obstructing your views of the outdoors.
New doors will give your home an updated, fresh appearance for a fraction of the cost of other upgrades. They are a fabulous investment that gives your property a quick transformation that will make it more enjoyable to live in, and add value when it comes time to sell.
Stylish, Secure Door Replacement for Your Twin Cities Home
Get a low-maintenance fiberglass, aesthetically pleasing wood, or storm-resistant steel replacement door for your home. Customizable entry doors enhance your home’s beauty, durable storm doors deliver optimal energy efficiency, and secure patio doors enhance your views of the outdoors.
At Beissel Window and Siding, we offer a 5% discount to our veterans and seniors as an expression of our appreciation for them.