Replacement doors can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal, security and energy efficiency. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your front door? Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville and Lexington shares some tips below.
Look for Cracks
Are there cracks on your door? Does it look weathered? Gaps in your door can let in drafts and raise your heating costs during the winter. If you see any cracks, make door replacement a priority before winter comes.
Some cracks are hard to spot, but you can use the incense smoke trick to find them. Close all the windows and doors in your home and light an incense stick near your door. The smoke will drift towards cracks and gaps, if there are any.
Check If the Doors Can Still Close Properly
Can you get the door to hang level on its hinges? Can you still open and close it properly? If not, you’ll need to replace it soon.
Picking the Right Door for Your Home
New entry doors for your home can be a significant investment, which is why you want to get it right. Here are the qualities to look for in your new door:
Energy-efficient – Energy-efficient doors can help reduce your power bills.
Enhanced Curb Appeal – Your front door is one of the first things people see when they visit your home. To make a good first impression, you need a well-designed door that’s in good shape.
Durability – Your front door forms a critical component of your home’s energy envelope. To make sure your home is adequately protected from the elements, you need a durable door.
If you’re looking for a door that has all the aforementioned qualities, why not give our Fibrex doors a try? Fibrex is a composite material that is twice as strong as vinyl, doesn’t fade, flake, blister or peel, has excellent insulation capabilities, and can withstand extreme temperatures.
Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington offers a wide variety of premium door options, including entry and patio doors. To schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists, call us at (502) 785-9141 or (859) 559-4722, or leave us a message here.