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What Are Replacement Doors?

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One of the most important things to remember about replacement doors, like replacement windows, is that they must perfectly fit to function as intended. When you need to replace a door in your home, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many options available to you.

Read on to learn more about what kinds of options you may have when getting a door replaced.

What is the Most Important Thing to Know About Replacing a Door?

When you have a door replacing your current one installed, the new door must fit into the existing frame perfectly. Otherwise, the door won’t be properly aligned or open and shut as it is supposed to. A properly-installed door will remain functional for as long as possible and won’t be as likely to have problems down the road.

In most cases, an installer can have a new door installed in one or two days. Replacing a door within a current frame is much less labor-intensive than installing a whole new door frame. You’ll have minimal disruption while the new door is being installed, and you can trust a reliable contractor to take steps to avoid any damage to furniture or other items near the door.

Fiberglass is Popular for Replacement Doors

When you think about options for replacement doors, durability is likely to be a significant factor. After all, door replacement is a significant enough project that you probably don’t want to be going through it again very soon. One of the best ways to avoid having your door replaced again too soon is to make wise choices about the type of door that you pick.

Fiberglass is one of the most popular materials for a replacement door. Although the price is substantially higher than the price of a wooden door, there are some advantages worth the cost. One of these advantages is better weather resistance, so you don’t need to worry about warping or other wear that happens when wood gets too wet.

Another advantage of fiberglass is that it is virtually indestructible. Entry doors, in particular, see a lot of heavy daily use. When people use a door a lot and are sometimes careless about slamming it, excess wear is a possibility. Fiberglass easily withstands heavier usage without sustaining damage because of its great durability.

Could Your Home Style Impact the Door You Require?

Some home styles have special considerations you’ll need to keep in mind when selecting a door. Even in homes where you have flexibility about what you use, you’ll still want to think about your home’s architecture, the type of door you’re interested in using, and whether you want glass added.

For example, a traditional home will usually feature door styles consistent with the architecture, while a modern or contemporary home will possibly use something less conventional. If your home has a brick exterior, this will influence how thick the door that you install can be. Your door installer will be able to advise you about which doors are a good fit for your home.

Some door brands, like ProVia, are available in top-quality materials like fiberglass, which works well for many home styles and architectural types. Fiberglass can be designed to replicate wood, which makes this material one of choice for many homeowners.

Adding glass to your door can provide a unique style that has broad appeal. Glass can help make your door more energy-efficient, an important part of the overall strategy for an energy-efficient home. There are many types of glass options you can opt to use, including glass with more decorative designs.

Kentucky Home Exteriors is ready and willing to help you with all your needs for your home’s exterior. Contact us today for information on how we can help you with replacement doors.

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