When you look at your home, can you not help but frown at its appearance? Is that because its curb appeal is not where you want it to be, no thanks to a lackluster front door?
Or maybe the door’s appearance is not so much an issue as its functionality. Do you find yourself pushing on the door with all of you might in hopes that it will budge? Or maybe you’re jiggling the handle with great ferocity, wishing the door would finally give way?
Having an unattractive and/or poorly operating front door is nothing but a headache. So instead of dealing with the stress and irritation of not being able to use or appreciate your front door as you should, consider a replacement.
Telltale Signs That a Replacement Is Needed
When a homeowner realizes their front door no longer meets their standards, a replacement is often the first thing that comes to mind. But when do you know it is time to make this investment?
Here is a list of some common front door problems that suggest now is the time for a door replacement:
Your Energy Bills Are Increasing
If your front door has weak points where outside air is leaking in, and these spots can’t be fixed with caulking, odds are you have noticed temperature fluctuations throughout the interior of your residence.
With hot air coming in during the summer and cold air infiltrating during the winter, your HVAC system is likely working overtime and under unnecessary stress, resulting in skyrocketing energy expenses.
However, with a new and properly insulated front door in place, all of these issues will become a thing of the past. An energy-efficient front door can reduce strain on your HVAC system and help lower your energy costs.
Your Doors Are Simply Inoperable
Is the locking mechanism on your front door not functioning properly or does your door easily get stuck? Not only is this a nuisance, but it also poses a safety and security concern.
Every homeowner should have a reliable front door with a dependable locking mechanism in place. Your front door should also open and close with ease.
And with a front door replacement, you can have peace of mind knowing you have a new door that will offer the functionality and security you require.
Damage Beyond Repair
The following signs of damage are clear indicators that your front door is in need of replacement:
- Dents, which often signify that the structural integrity of the door has been compromised, possibly from being struck by windblown debris or kicked
- Rot, which means moisture has gotten into the wood frame of your door
- Splitting and peeling, which is a result of your door expanding and contracting with changing temperatures over time
- Squeaky hinges, which at times can be silenced with lubrication, but if that isn’t a viable solution and your door hinges are weakening, then the overall security of the door is at risk
Choose the Door Replacement Professionals
Does the front door on your North Virginia home exhibit any of the aforementioned issues? If so, now is the time to turn to the experts at Pond Roofing & Exteriors. Since 1964, our skilled and experienced team has proudly equipped homes with beautiful and functional replacement doors that will last for years to come. To learn more about the doors we install, contact us today.