How do you know if you need a new front door? Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville and Lexington, your go-to company in the state for replacement doors, shows you how below.
Look for Cracks
Are there cracks on your door? Does it look weathered? Gaps in your door can let in drafts and raise your heating costs this winter, so if you see any cracks, it’d be a good idea to replace your front door before the weather gets too cold.
Keep in mind that some cracks aren’t that visible. You can use the incense smoke trick to check for leaks. Close all the windows and doors in your home and light an incense stick near your door. The smoke should drift towards cracks and gaps, if there are any.
Check If the Doors Can Still Close Properly
Can you get the door to hang level on its hinges? Can you still open and close it properly? If not, you’ll need to replace it soon.
Picking the Right Door for Your Home
New entry doors for your home can be a significant investment, which is why we’ve listed the qualities to look for in a new front door here:
- Energy-efficient – Energy-efficient doors can help reduce your power bills this coming winter and in summer next year.
- High Curb appeal – A lot of homeowners tend to neglect their front doors because it isn’t the most visible part of their exterior. However, don’t forget that one mismatched element is all it takes to ruin your home’s curb appeal. Besides, it’s the first thing guests and prospective buyers see when they enter your home.
- Durability – You’d naturally want to have a front door that can withstand whatever the elements will bring throughout the years.
If you’re looking for a door that has all the aforementioned qualities, why not give our Fibrex doors a try? Fibrex is a composite material made of wood vinyl and thermoplastic polymer that is twice as strong as vinyl, doesn’t fade, flake, blister, or peel, has excellent insulation capabilities, and can withstand extreme temperatures.
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Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington offers a wide variety of premium door options, including entry and patio doors. To schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists, call us at (502) 785-9141 or (859) 559-4722, or leave us a message here.