Have you noticed changes in the look and functionality of your door? Is your door hard to open and close or the cause of unwanted drafts? Entry doors are the focal point of a home and are often a person’s first impression of your home. Over time entry doors can become worn and not operate as well as they used to. If you notice problems with your entry door, it may be time to consider replacing it. Replacing your entry door can help with your home’s energy efficiency and will add value and curb appeal to your home.
Below are 5 reasons to replace your entry door:
1. Your Door Has Drafts
Just like windows, doors can also be the cause of unwanted and uncomfortable drafts. Air can enter from gaps around your door making your home uncomfortable and putting a strain on your home’s HVAC system. Installing a new entry door will eliminate those uncomfortable drafts and will increase your home’s energy efficiency.
A trick to test for drafts is to light a candle or lighter and run it around the frame of the door. If the flame flickers towards you this indicates an air leak.
2. Your Door Is Hard To Open & Close
Is your door hard to open and close? Once you get it closed is it hard to lock? Your door may be harder to open in the summer because the wood can expand and swell in the humidity making it harder to operate.
An entry door should not be difficult to operate, rather it should open and close with ease. If you struggle to open and close your door, it may be time to consider replacement.
3. Your Door Has Moisture & Weather Damage
Changing weather conditions can leave your door with some wear and tear. Over time wooden doors and frames can warp, rot or decay which will decrease the integrity of the door and it’s energy efficiency. If you notice any rot or decay on the door, it is best to consider replacing the door with a more durable option such as steel or fiberglass.
We offer both steel and fiberglass door options that can withstand the changing weather conditions in Central New York.
4. Your Door Has Lost It’s Curb Appeal
Entry doors are the focal point of a home and can add to the style, character and curb appeal of the home. If your door is outdated and no longer suits your home’s style you may want to consider replacing it with a new one.
At New York Sash we offer various door options, colors and styles for you to choose from to create the door you have always wanted for your home. Your new door will add value, curb appeal and energy savings to your home!
5. Your Door Does Not Provide Your Home With Security
Entry doors are designed to keep exterior elements out and your family and home safe. However, if your door is old and worn and not structurally sound anymore, you may want to consider replacement. Installing a new entry door from New York Sash will provide your home with more protection than a traditional consumer grade door. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your family and home are both safe and protected.
When you’re ready for a new entry door, New York Sash can help! We offer fiberglass and steel professional-class entry doors available in custom sizes and finishes for beauty, durability, security and energy efficiency.