If your home is your family’s castle, then the front door is its drawbridge. Like any good set of defences, it should bring you peace of mind.
With concerns about home security and energy efficiency on the rise, now’s a better time than ever to think about a front door upgrade.
On the fence about front door replacement? Here are 7 important signs you shouldn’t ignore.
1. That’s Blown It
Glazed front doors are popular, with many front doors featuring at least a couple of glass panes. These can also act as a barometer for the state of your door. “Blown” double glazing will trap moisture in its insulating barrier, for instance. Single glazing in older doors not only fails the energy-efficiency test, but it also acts as a security risk, being far easier to break.
2. Let’s Twist Again
A warped or buckled front door is one in desperate need of replacement. A door should fit snugly in the frame, shut securely, and keep the weather out. A warped door can fail to do one or all of these things and should be a high priority for replacement.
3. A Wet Weekend
Living on a damp island is the perfect stress-test for a home’s protection against the elements. If your door has failed the test, then it’s time to get it replaced. Ingress from moisture and damp can ruin more than just your door, and it also prevents your home from reaching its maximum energy efficiency potential.
4. An Open Invitation
Paying attention to home security has become more popular over the decades and homes now often feature multiple layers of security. Like a lightning bolt, thieves tend to take the path of least resistance, so an old, insecure door is an open invitation.
Upgrade to a door with modern locks, reinforced windows, and sturdy materials to keep your home safe.
5. The Ants Go Marching
If you’re protective of your jam supplies, then you know the woes of ants making inroads on your home.
Insects, in general, can find their way through poorly-sealed doors and windows. If you find your door only keeps things larger than a woodlouse out, then it might be time for an upgrade.
6. Jiggle It
Perhaps you have to add an extra five minutes leeway to your morning routine or apologise to neighbours late at night — either way, if you’re yanking at your door to get it open, then it’s time for a change.
7. The Window to the Soul
Humans are aesthetic creatures. A battered and worn front door doesn’t give the best impression to visitors and friends. If you want to sell your home for any reason, then a home with an ailing front door puts it immediately in the fixer-upper category.
The Time Has Come: Front Door Replacement
If your door has any of the above problems, then the time has come for front door replacement. Call in the experts and get an upgrade to keep your home warm, dry and secure.
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