Your entry door plays a vital role in creating first impressions. It’s a focal point and architectural staple that greets guests while keeping your home secure. A replacement should be on your radar when your entry door jeopardizes your home’s safety, comfort, style, and energy efficiency. Fortunately, Fisher Lumber has a stunning showroom we encourage you to visit if you’re looking for a new front door. High-quality doors from Therma-Tru, Simpson, and Masonite are incredibly durable, stylish, and rank high in energy efficiency. Here are five indicators that you should replace your entry door.
Drafts and High Energy Bills
Your front door might be the culprit if you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your energy bill. When shut, exterior doors should seal and prevent warm or cold air from entering or exiting your home. Weatherproofed front doors are the best option.
As an entry door ages, its seals might crack and shrink, causing unwanted drafts. You’re most likely dealing with a broken seal if you feel the urge to line the base of your door with a towel or blanket. The seal or weatherproofing of the door is replaceable. However, it’s not ideal when frequent replacements happen.
Cracks/Other Visible Damage
Rust, dents, cracks, holes, and warping wood are all red flags. These issues can let in drafts or precipitation and make your home less secure. Also, visible damage is an eyesore. You’ll need more than a fresh can of paint when the damage is too severe. Additionally, front doors with moisture damage cultivate mold and harbor insects and germs.
Hard Time Opening and Closing the Door
You shouldn’t have trouble opening, closing, or locking your entry door. Your door might stick for reasons such as hinge issues and shifted material. Try fiberglass doors if you want a door that isn’t prone to warping, shifting, or moisture damage.
The 3 M’s
The three M’s are moisture damage, mold, and mildew. Do you experience leaks or flooding when it rains? If so, it’s time to get a new door immediately. Additionally, moisture damage fosters mold and mildew, leading to potential health issues.
You Want Your Home to be More Secure
One option for making your entry door more secure is a storm door. Storm doors protect your home from inclement weather and protect against intruders.
Contact Fisher Lumber today to learn more about the best french, glass, fiberglass, and wooden doors for your home.
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