Can You Install a New Exterior Door on Your Own?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - Post by Pond1920

If the time comes to choose a new exterior door for your home, you know that you’ll have many options in regards to style.

At some point, you may wonder if this is a DIY project. After all, how hard can it be?

While you may be tempted to tackle this job on your own, there are reasons why it makes sense to hire a professional.

Here are some of the challenges you may face:

·      It doesn’t fit. You assume that a door of the same size will fit snuggly, but this isn’t always the case.

·      It lets air in. A snug fit is a must, as you want to keep air, debris, and insects on the outside looking in. If you don’t know how to properly install an exterior door, this could be a problem.

·      Unsafe. There is nothing more important than making sure that your new door is 100 percent safe and secure. A simple mistake, such as how you install the lock, could lead to a door that lacks the security you deserve.

So, there you have it. While you may believe you can install a new exterior door on your own, don’t hesitate to first consult with a professional. You’ll likely find that this is the better of the two options.

Pond Roofing is an award-winning roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in roofing, siding, window replacement, and door replacement in Fairfax and Arlington, VA. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

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