Like any other integral component of your home, the front door can give in to normal wear and tear due to heavy use. Yours might be a high-quality product, but it needs to be replaced when signs of disrepair begin to appear. The question is, when is it the best time to do so? Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, your local source of residential windows and doors, discusses the top reasons to tackle this home improvement project.
1. Old Age
Cracks, rot, dents and scrapes are some of the signs of aging you need to look out for on your entry door. These are usually indications that the door is beyond repair, which is why searching for a suitable replacement as soon as possible is imperative.
2. Loss of Insulation
Much like casement or sliding windows, high-quality entry doors provide homes with adequate insulation to keep the indoors warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your door already lacks insulation due to disrepair, you’ll risk spending too much on heating and cooling.
3. Broken Fixtures and Mechanisms
Over time, the hinges can make it hard for you to open and close your front door. You may even have to deal with broken fixtures that can’t be replaced easily, like glass panels. If your door has more than one broken or problematic mechanism, it’s time to replace it with a new one.
4. Outdated Front Door
An old front door is an outdated one. By replacing it with a new, high-quality replacement, you not only boost your home’s security and aesthetic appeal but also keep your home in line with the current trends.
Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City has an entry door to fit almost any architectural style and home improvement budget. These are engineered and manufactured to deliver superior structural strength for years of reliable service. They also carry the ENERGY STAR® label, which means they are highly energy-efficient and can help reduce energy loss.
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