How A Door Replacement Can Help Your Home
The front door is a vital part of every home. Not only does it create a curbside appeal, but it’s also the first thing people see when they approach your home. So, creating a welcoming entryway might be the first thing you consider when choosing a new front door. However, there are some other vital factors to consider. Many homeowners never really consider how important the front door is for their home. It’s not just the entryway to get inside, but it also helps with insulation, energy, and style. Find out why a door replacement might be precisely what your home needs this year!
Create Consistency Through Design
Many houses, especially in older homes, have gone through various remodeling and renovations that leave different areas mismatched or just out of sync entirely. There are various reasons for this, everything from incomplete jobs, a single door being replaced, or the previous owner just like the eclectic design.
A solution for this would be to just swap out all the doors at once to create consistency. They don’t have to be an exact match either. Even just a new casing will bring them all together!
Homeowners will often overlook how doors retain proper insulation and add energy efficiency throughout their home. An insulated or solid door will create a tight seal with the flooring. This is best for rooms that are not used as often as others, such as guest bedrooms or basements. Also, another approach that has gained popularity among architects and designers is leaving a 2-3 inch gap between the door and bedroom doors. This allows airflow so that your HVAC system can work efficiently.
Using a glass door will take away some of the energy-efficient benefits that solid-panel or dual-pane glass options provide. Although, it can also help reduce heat loss by reflecting it into your home during the winter months and reflecting the sun rays away during the summer. If you choose wood, fiberglass, or steel doors, then you’ll gain more energy-saving perks.
Add More Durability And Security To Your Home
The purpose of a door is to keep weather, noises, and unwanted intruders out and letting those you want into your home. Depending on the type of door material you choose, they all have their perks and flaws when it comes to durability and security.
Steel doors account for half of the door market due to their affordability. However, against strong winds and rain, they don’t resist weather as well as fiberglass or wood. They can also dent or begin to rust if not painted correctly.
Wood, on the other hand, may cost you more. But wood doors offer a high-end look, can resist natural wear and tear, and scratches are typically easier to repair. They may require some routine maintenance, such as painting or varnishing to help combat warping or swelling.
Fiberglass really can’t be beaten. They can come in a smoother surface but are most often made to simulate wood with embossing. You can even choose what type of wood that you’re trying to emulate. According to a leading home magazine, This Old House, Top-quality fiberglass entryway doors have gotten so excellent at mimicking the look, feel, and thunk of wood, you may not even know the difference. Fiberglass doors also never warp, rot, shrink, or swell like wood materials tend to do. The only maintenance involved is a damp cloth to wipe it down with.
Other Reasons Why Door Replacement Is Ideal
Ideally, your front door should last as long as your home does. If you’ve encountered any of the following, then it may be time to look into a better replacement.
- It’s difficult to open and/or close.
- There’s a draft coming through the cracks.
- The storm door is filled with dings, dents, or rust.
- The wood has become soft, moist, and started to break apart.
- Moisture buildup shows between the glass panes of the window.
- There is little to no soundproofing from the outside.
These are all signs that show that you need a new door replacement sooner rather than later.
Trim Team Has All Your Door Replacement Options
We can help you decide on which type and style of door will suit your needs and your home best. Give Trim Team a call today to discover how we can help transform your home into something remarkable.