Replacing a front entry door offers one of the highest returns on investment of any home improvement project, according to the 2019 Cost vs Value report, which compares the cost of over 20 remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 136 U.S. markets. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your door or entry system?
It’s Time to Replace Your Front Door If…It’s Giving You a Workout
You shouldn’t need muscles like The Hulk to open your door. And if it’s hard to open, it’s probably hard to close, too, making it a security issue. You may be able to pull in the door by tightening the hinges, but if the problem is due to warping or issues with the threshold, it may be time to replace the whole door system.
It’s Time to Replace Your Front Door If…It’s Letting the Outside In
Is it a little drafty? If you find yourself decorating the foot of your door with scarves, blankets, and other items to keep the weather out, it might be time to replace your door. Inefficient doors can result in higher energy costs as well as those drafts you’ve already noticed.
It’s Time to Replace Your Front Door If…It’s Not Aging Gracefully
Not everything improves with time. Is your door scratched, weathered, cracked, or dented? Has it been eaten by termites? Water damaged? If your door has structural issues, it’s likely time to get a new one.
It’s Time to Replace Your Front Door If…It’s Dated
If your door looks like one The Brady Bunch could come tumbling out of, it may be time to replace it with a more modern entryway. There is no faster way to improve the curb appeal of your home than to upgrade the main door. After all, first impressions start with your home’s exterior.
Window World of Joliet is proud to offer a range of stylish, durable exterior doors. Request a free in-home estimate today by filling out our form or by calling (815) 729-3100. We’ll be in touch with you to help you design a new replacement entry door to fit your style and budget.