Is your front door ready to be replaced? You may not be able to tell! Here is a list of signs that signal you should be looking at replacing your aging front door.
7 Signs of an Aging Front Door
- The towel you stuff under the door to keep the cold air out is starting to freeze.
- The foggy glass isn’t a special effect for the holidays – it looks that way all year round.
- It has more dents, dings, and rust than a junkyard car. This isn’t what HGTV designers mean by “old world charm”!
- Who needs a peep hole? It’s easier to look through the ever-widening cracks to see who is at your door.
- Forget going to the gym – you get a full body workout every time you open and close the door.
- There is visible rot from water or insect damage.
- People compliment you on your authentic retro exterior. Oh, that isn’t the look you’re going for at all?
Replacing Your Front Door
Did you know that entry doors come in a wide array of designs? Here are some things to consider when looking at replacing your entry door.
Beauty is in the Details
- Door Configurations
- Choose from a single or double door to create your grand entrance
- Add a sidelight or two to allow for more light into your entry way
- Door Swing
- Doors can swing inwards or outwards
- Door Handing
- Do you want your door to swing to the left or the right?
- Panel Type
- You can choose from all panel or add a glass panel insert
- Glass Options
- There are so many options to choose from: decorative, textured, impact-resistant, and more!
- Most affordable option
- Best choice for most climates
- Offers strength & durability
- Minimal maintenance and upkeep
- Come in an immense variety of styles
- Many offer the look of real wood at all budget levels
- Can withstand any climate
- Requires minimal maintenance
- Mosre costly than steel or fiberglass
- Should be repainted or refinished every year or two
- Best maintained under a proper overhang