Deciding when you should replace your exterior door, whether it be a front door or back door, is pivotal. Waiting too long to replace exterior doors can make your home more susceptible to the forces of mother nature, allowing air through, as well as potential moisture. It can also pose a security risk if your exterior door is worn down to the point where it can no longer keep your home secure. Some signs that you should replace your exterior door are included below and should be closely paid attention to by any homeowner.
When to Replace Your Exterior Door
Is it time to replace your exterior front door or back door? Here are some signs it's time to replace your door.
You constantly have to open and close the door.
If you can't simply push the door close and it latches, it may be time for a new door or doorframe. If your door is sticking in the winter and it opens and closes easily in the summer, that's a sure sign that energy is simply pouring out your front door. If the hinges are sinking that could be another issue.
There are a lot of dings, rust, and dents.
Does your exterior door look like it's been through the ringer? Does it look like it should be on the next demolition episode of a home improvement show? If your door has seen better days, it's time to replace it. Rust, dings, and structural damage to the integrity of the door can compromise the weather resistant capability of the door and it just looks bad.
There is moisture between the panes of glass.
If you have glass anywhere on your front door chances are it's double pained but over time, the seal between those two windowpanes can lead to moisture and mildew and fog up the inside. Not only does it look bad, but it can cause most are and mildew inside the house as well and completely lose the energy efficiency of the door.
The door has weathered, warped, or cracked.
More than just a dating or a scrape, doors can definitely take a beating over a lifetime and if they are starting to get warped or weathered, it's time to replace it. If you can see light coming into the room from the solid wood door around the edge, it's time to replace it.
Are you using towels or door roles to keep the energy in?
We would love to help you replace and install your exterior door whether it's from the garage to the outside, the garage to the inside, or your front door, we can provide you with the best material and offer suggestions and advice on the right door and door frame for your home.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to exterior door materials including wood, which is the most traditional choice because it's beautiful and customizable. Steel is also an option as it offers insulated energy efficiency, security, and durability that a lot of wood doors may not offer. Other options could be fiberglass, aluminum, or vinyl but each home is different and we want to make sure that it's not only beneficial and practical for your home but that it looks beautiful as well.
Call us today for information on replacing your front door throughout Snohomish County.