Your home’s front door is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. It provides your home with protection from the elements and intruders, boosts your home’s curb appeal and resale value, and provides your home with insulation from the outdoors. With so much to gain from having a well-installed front door, it is important to ensure that your door is kept in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about the signs that you need to replace your home’s front door, take a look at our blog for more information!
The Door Doesn’t Operate As It Used To
If you find that opening and closing your door is becoming a workout, you should replace your entry door. As the weather fluctuates, it can cause your door to swell or shrink, which can affect the door’s ability to operate. If you find that your door is hard to operate at all times of the year, it is likely that your door has been exposed to significant moisture damage which has warped the shape of the door. Replace the door to improve the door’s ability to open & close!
The Door Has A Draft
Another sign that your front door needs to be replaced is when you have a significant draft. If your door’s threshold isn’t properly aligned, you can lose a significant amount of heat through the bottom of your door. Your door may simply have warped over time which has led to a draft, but replacing the door should alleviate the issue!
While a squeaking hinge isn’t a definite sign that your door needs to be replaced, it is a sign that your door’s hardware is beginning to wear down. This often means that the door isn’t far behind. While it’s possible that you can simply perform a bit of maintenance and fix the squeaking issue, if the door making these noises is one that is exposed to the elements, replacing the door is often a better option as squeaking hinges are generally a precursor to more serious issues.
Contact Us Today
If you need to replace your home’s front door this fall, our team at Nations Choice Windows is ready to assist! You can reach out to our team at (703) 844-9984 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! Our team looks forward to hearing from you and assisting with your entry door replacement needs!