Does your front door need replacing?
If you are unsure how old your door is, there is some tell-tale signs its time to replace it. Some of the most common signs that you should get a replacement front door include:
- Difficulty opening or closing your door
- The wood of your door has started to show signs of rot or is becoming soft in places
- You start to notice drafts or light coming in around the seams of your door
- The shape of your door has warped, weathered, cracked or peeled and no longer closes easily or firmly
How long does a front door last?
Each type of door has its own maintenance requirements, and some respond to the toll of the years better than others. Remember front doors take a lot of abuse from being opened and closed, slammed shut, kicked open and exposed to extreme weather all year long. If unprotected or exposed to the elements, your front door may only last a few years.
Most front doors receive a constant supply of heat from the sun, moisture from the rain, and constant temperature changes. Therefore expect it to deteriorate faster than other parts and structures in your property.
Along with regular cleaning, we suggest a regular routine check to identify any damage to the door and its components. Taking the proper steps to care for your front door guarantees many years of beauty and durability.
What front door should I choose?
The type of door you choose will depend on a number of factors. The style and age of your property, your budget and how secure you need it to be will ultimately influence your choice. These are the most commonly used materials from classic timber, aluminum and fiberglass doors, through to glass. Whichever material you choose, your new doors are likely to outperform your existing ones.
How much does it cost for a new front door?
Door size, material and installation costs will all factor into the overall cost of upgrading a front door. The installation cost will fluctuate depending on the door style, condition of the home and labor required to complete installation. Some doors are more difficult to install than others and thus can prompt higher labor costs.
Do I need to replace my door frame?
If it’s a simple case of switching your old door for a new model and your frame is in fully functioning order, there will be no need to replace it. However, if you notice signs of wear and tear such as cracks or warping, ask a professional to investigate. There’s a good chance it will need to be replaced to prevent further damage.
For those getting a custom door built from scratch, a new frame may also be necessary for matching the style, shape and size of the new door.
Ready to upgrade your front door?
Doors Apart offers a wide array of durable, beautiful, and energy-efficient door options to reflect your style. The investment you make could potentially pay you back for years to come. We have years of experience working with all types of replacement doors and our craftsmanship and commitment to customer service can’t be beat.