What do you think of when you go through your front door or open it for visitors? It’s true that homes with attached garages don’t use their front door often, however, it’s still a major element of your home. If you’re replacing your siding, windows or both, you might want to consider a new entry door as well. Here are five compelling reasons you might want to replace your front door.
Homeowners rarely associate break-ins with people coming through the front door, but, more often than not, that’s how intruders gain entry into your home. In a 2019 survey of inmates convicted of burglary, the majority said they prefer kicking in the front door to breaking glass. It’s quieter and safer for them. What happens when you lean heavily on your front door? Does it seem like you can push it in? If so, you might want con consider a new entry door for security reasons.
Do you feel drafts around your front door? Your entry door can be a major source of energy loss in your home. If you’ve already replaced the weather stripping around the door and still feel drafts, you might want to look into a new entry door. Some builder grade doors are not insulated which can lead to heat transference and energy loss.
When you look at your home’s entry way, what do you think? Old doors with little aesthetic appeal can detract from the home’s appearance, especially if you’ve just gotten new siding. Whether you’re looking for a wood, steel or fiberglass door, you can find one that enhances the curb appeal of your home. If you’re selling your home, you may also find the added benefit of increased home value.
Smart Home Technology
Have you thought about putting a smart lock on your door? Many older doors aren’t configured in a manner that makes a smart lock possible or at least easy to install. Although this certainly isn’t the primary reason people replace their entry doors, it’s as good a reason as any, especially if you have a need for people to easily access your home without a key.
Owning a home comes with responsibility and lots of maintenance. If you’re looking for a way to reduce yours, replacing your front door might be the answer. If you’re constantly dealing with peeling paint and wood rot, it’s time for a new entry door. Some doors come pre-finished and require just a cleaning seasonally and rarely will need repainting.
Affordable Replacement Window Systems also provides entry doors in addition to new windows and siding. If you’re looking for an exterior makeover for your home or just a new door, call us. We’d be happy to help you choose the right element or elements for your home’s exterior and provide a free estimate. Call us today at (817) 264-6509 or click to text us.