One of the key ingredients for incredible curb appeal is your front door. Front doors are one of the first features passersby and visitors notice about your home.
You need a structurally sound and an aesthetically appealing front door to achieve a truly appealing exterior. But installing a new front door for aesthetics is one thing. How do you know when it’s really time to replace your front door?
- Your door is sticking. Is it hard for you to shut and open your front door without giving it a few pushes or pulls? This could be a sign that moisture has made its way into the wood. Moisture is a big problem for wood entry doors because it causes the wood to expand.
- The wood is warping. Another issue that can happen with your front door when the wood’s been exposed to moisture is warping. Unfortunately, nothing can be done to repair the door once the wood has become warped. While this may seem only like an aesthetic issue, a warped front door can be a functional issue as well. Over time, your door could eventually begin to crack and rot.
- Your door is letting in drafts. Drafts are problematic not only because they can cause discomfort but also because they can drive up your energy bills. A draft at your front door is a key sign that your door hasn’t been properly sealed and needs to be replaced. Once you have a new door installed, you’ll be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
- Your locks are rusting. In some cases, you may be able to replace only your locks or doorknobs when you notice rusting taking place. However, if rust is occurring around the locks, hinges, and doorknobs, it may be time to replace the entire door before it becomes compromised.
Looking to replace your front door?
If you’re looking for a higher quality entryway or you’re planning to sell your home, one of the best things you can do for your house is to replace your front door. In fact, front door replacements has an average return on investment of 97.2%.
Builder’s Direct Supply has the windows and doors San Diego homeowners need to get the well-designed entryway they want. To learn more about our custom entry doors and windows for your home, contact the window and door suppliers at Builder’s Direct Supply today.