Is it time to replace your door? There are simple signs indicating that your door has come to the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
Your entry door is part of a whole system that helps to keep your home secure and well-insulated so keeping it functioning efficiently is crucial.
The most important part of replacing your front door is choosing a professional contracting company and the right material that offers durability and longevity.
Why Should You Replace Your Door?
You should consider replacing your front door because it can drastically improve your home’s curb appeal, security, and overall efficiency.
Your entry door is the first thing people notice when they approach your home, which can tell a lot about you. Nobody wants a weathered, broken entry door, so take the time to inspect your door for signs of wear and tear.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Door
Here are some signs that your door is reaching the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
Sticks or Jams
If you notice your entry door sticks, jams or drags when you open or close it, you could have an alignment problem. Your door could also be warped or rotting.
Not only does this diminish the efficiency of your door, but the constant dragging will damage your flooring. If your door struggles to open or close properly, then there’s a high chance that it isn’t sealing when shut.
Loss of Insulation
Have you noticed light around your door or felt cold drafts when you walked past it? This indicates that the seal around your door is cracked or has shrunk.
This weather damage is typical but can be detrimental to your utility bill. Having a door with a compromised seal will affect the insulation of your home.
Your entry door is exposed to harsh elements and can look weathered over time.
If your door is relatively new, you can repaint or stain it, but if the door is reaching the end of its lifespan, it’s better to replace it. Not only can the paint fade and crack, but you may also notice rust on your hardware.
Faulty hardware is an important reason to replace your door. Door latches, hinges, and locking mechanisms are vital to the security of your home. If they are squeaking or rusted, they are a safety concern.
It’s time to replace your door if it has sustained severe damage. This could be from termites, moisture, heat, or hail.
Or you locked your keys inside and had to get forceful with your door to reach them.
Lots of people choose to replace their doors purely for aesthetics. For example, if your door is ugly and dated, you can increase your home’s curb appeal and value by opting for a replacement door in a new material and color.
Replacement Doors with Kentucky Home Exteriors
At Kentucky Home Exteriors, we use high-quality fiberglass and steel doors with various stains, glazes, and paint colors.
We also offer a wide variety of door styles, so you can highly customize your home exterior.
Our manufacturer-trained installers have years of experience, and we offer a lifetime workmanship warranty on your replacement doors.
We are also factory-trained ProVia dealers. They offer a range of fiberglass doors with a wood finish, perfect for a traditional look without maintenance issues.
Your Door is a System that Needs to Be Cared For
Your entry door is a system vital to the exterior of your home and the interior.
Contact us for a free estimate and learn more about your door replacement options if you want to replace your door.