Modern front doors are reasonably durable across the board. But sooner or later your door will start to age and consequently won’t perform as well as it did when you first bought it. But what are the signs that you need to look out for to keep your home safe and your energy bills down? Here are the top signs you need to replace your door.
Visible cracks, peeling and warping
As with everything you own, your front door will suffer from wear and tear over time. But, unlike everything else, it bears the brunt of the weather non-stop. Consequently, cracks, peeled/flaked surfaces and even warping can be a problem. Typically, this is a more prominent issue for wooden doors.
But when your door starts to warp and shows visible signs of damage, it’s time for a new one.
You can feel the cold through your door.
It’s cold most of the year, and you don’t want a front door that lets in those chilly drafts, not only from a comfort level but economically speaking too. A front door with poor thermal performance will impact your energy bills as you try harder to keep your home warm. If you find yourself turning up the thermostat higher and more often than you used to, it’s time for a new door.
Your door no longer feels secure.
Time and weather will wear down your front door, and it will reach a point where it simply isn’t secure as it used to be. An old, worn door is a security liability and should be replaced.
You should be especially mindful of this if you live in an area that has experienced break-ins in the past. Saftey is paramount when choosing a replacement door.
Your door no longer looks how you want it to
With all the focus that functionality rightly deserves, you mustn’t forget about design and how your door will. After all, it’s the first thing you see when you come home. If your door is looking a little old and outdated, or if your tastes have changed and what you used to like no longer works for you, it’s time for a new door.
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