We talk so much about how your windows need to be replaced that many homeowners often forget that the doors on their homes need to be replaced from time to time also, just like their windows do.
Doors age, break, stop being efficient, and trend out like most everything else on homes, but we tend to overlook them and let them literally “hang” around until it becomes absolutely necessary to replace them. But with how easy it is to replace doors and how much of a difference a new door can make on a home, there is really no reason for some doors to stick around for as long as they do.
Replace Doors That Are Broke
A door that is broke or damaged fails a homeowner in two ways. First, it doesn’t do the job that it was intended for when it was put in. It may be that the door no longer keeps a home secure or that it no longer works well as a weather barrier. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, doors need to be replaced just like everything else in a home is when they no longer work.
Second, a broken or damaged door makes a home look uncared for and decreases its value.
Replace Doors for Energy Efficiency
Everyone wants to make their home more energy efficient, so they do so by replacing their old windows for new energy efficient ones. But after all the work is done to increase the energy efficiency of their home, they leave their old, drafty doors on. So in reality their home is only partly energy efficient.
To truly make a home energy efficient, old doors also need to be replaced with their more energy-efficient counterparts just like the windows are.
Replace Doors for Remodeling
Want a quick remodeling project that will be done fast and will make a huge change to the look of your home? Just replace a door on your home for one with a different style.
For example, change out a solid, front door for one with decorative glass in it. The new door will automatically look nicer than the old door, and the decorative glass in the door will drastically change the look of that area and enhance it.
Or you could also replace an old sliding glass door for a new gliding French door. The French door is more decorative than the plain sliding glass door, giving that area of your home just as much of a visual improvement as a new coat of paint would.
For more ideas on home improvement projects that involve new doors, contact us today!