Many people consider replacing their windows as their homes age but rarely consider replacing their doors. However, replacing your doors is just as important, if not more so, than replacing your windows. Your home will usually start providing you with clues when the time arrives for this project. All you have to do is pay attention to the signs to reap the benefits of this home improvement project. Discover some signs to look for.
Your Doors No Longer Provide Security
Your doors are the portals to your home. They should keep you and your family safe within and undesirable elements out. Unfortunately, over time, they can become less structurally sound and need help to do the job they are supposed to do.
Your doors are only as strong as the materials they are. You now have a choice of many different materials. Some of these include the following:
- Wrought Iron
Each of these materials offers different benefits and price points ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on your choice.
Your Doors Are Not Smart
Do you have to find your house key before you enter your home? What happens when your hands are full or you have a sleeping child in your arms? This inconvenience occurs if you still use standard locks on your doors. Traditional locks are also a sign that your doors are not smart.
Replacing your doors and door locks is an easy way to bring function and style into your home. Smart locks come with many added conveniences that you have probably never imagined:
- You can lock or unlock your home remotely.
- You can lock or open your doors using voice control.
- You can create temporary access.
Smart locks are much more secure than standard locks by eliminating the need to hide an extra key. You also do not have to worry about retrieving a key from someone who is no longer welcome.
Your Doors Lack Curb Appeal
Your doors or entryways are among the first things your guests see when they approach your home. Unfortunately, over time, your doors can become less inviting than they have been in the past. When your doors lose their curb appeal, they can make your home look dated or unkempt.
You can easily update your home’s appearance and value by replacing your outdated doors. You can select a new style that brings a fresh vibe to your home. Some estimations state that good curb appeal can add 7 to 14 percent to your home’s value.
Consider replacing a solid door with one that has built-in glass. Not only will this swap change the look of your door, but it will also introduce more natural sunlight into your home.
Your Doors Have Moisture Damage
Exposure to weather elements over time can damage your doors. Your doors alert you to this damage by warping, sticking, or becoming difficult to open, close, or lock.
Steel or aluminum doors may begin to rust, discolor, or show mold and mildew. You may even see dents and dings in the door’s material. Unfortunately, the damage will likely only worsen over time, and you often can’t fix it with a simple coat of paint.
1st Choice Windows & Siding would love to meet with you and show you our selection of replacement doors for your home. We offer a large variety of doors that will update your home, increase your home’s security, and provide the curb appeal you desire. Give us a call today to make an appointment. We look forward to working with you. Let us know what questions you have.