Don’t underestimate the impact your front door has on your home’s curb appeal. It might not be the most visible part of your exterior, but it’s usually the first thing guests see when they visit your home. That’s why it’d be a good idea to get a window and door replacement if your front door and windows are starting to look a bit worn.
What are the other signs that your home needs a door replacement?
Drafts – Drafty doors and windows can allow warm or cool air to escape, raising your heating and cooling costs. Here’s a tip on detecting leaks in doors and windows: Close all windows and doors and light an incense stick near them. If your windows and doors are letting in drafts, smoke should start floating to the source of the leak.
Cracks or breaks – Check your front door’s edges and panels for any cracks.
Difficulty closing or opening your front door – This could be a sign there’s a problem with the front door’s hinges.
Tips on Choosing a Door Replacement
To help you narrow down your choices, here’s an overview of some of the most popular materials used by manufacturers:
Wood – Wood has a classic aesthetic appeal that complements traditional architectural, such as heritage house styles, e.g., Craftsman, Colonial and Victorian. However, wooden doors need to be maintained frequently to preserve their aesthetic appeal
Fiberglass – Fiberglass doors are more affordable than wooden doors and have fewer maintenance needs.
Steel – When it comes to durability, nothing beats steel.
Remember: Abrupt temperature changes can take their toll on your exterior, especially your front door and windows. That’s why it’s important to choose replacement windows and doors that can handle temperature changes.
Looking for a door replacement?
Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including vinyl replacement windows. Our Signature Service is what sets us apart from other window companies. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects. That’s why we customize each window according to our customers’ needs and preferences. To schedule a consultation, call us at (901) 779-1178 or fill out this form. We also offer free consultations.