When should you consider replacing your front door
How can you determine when you should consider a front door replacement? People don’t appear to use their front entrance as much as they once did. Most of us don’t think about our front doors because we have garage entry and side doors.
The issue is that while most of us are aware that we need to replace non-energy efficient items in the house, we often overlook our residential doors. Your heating and cooling are wasted more in a home with a foyer or stairway going directly to the front door than in a home without one.
Here are Four ways to determine if your home requires a front door replacement:
1. Is there dampness between the panes of glass on your front door?
A lot of glass containers come with double-paned glass. With older doors, the seal between the two panes will eventually weaken, allowing moisture, mildew, and/or mold to accumulate between the panes of glass. This is a frightening sight to see in a door.
When it comes to your front door replacement in Thornhill, you must act quickly to replace it. All home doors had a wood core or frame until the last ten years. Mold and mildew are surrounded by organic material if the seal between your door’s glass panes fails. This can be a major issue, especially if your entryway is covered or doesn’t get much direct sunshine. Mold cleanup is the last thing any homeowner wants to hear. When a door has moisture between the panes of glass, it’s time to replace it.
2. Do you have more dings and rust on your door than a junkyard car?
Dings and rust on a door indicate that the door’s structural integrity has been damaged. The majority of off-the-shelf residential doors at some hardware stores are laminated 24-26 gauge steel on top of a wood frame. This is a door that isn’t particularly sturdy. These doors aren’t even close to being considered home doors. If you notice that your door is denting easily it is a sign of needing a front door replacement.
Does something that easily damages appear to be adequate protection for your home against someone who truly wants to break in? If the same door is rusty, you can know that the moisture isn’t just coming from the outside, but is also making its way into the internal wood frame. Aside from the energy efficiency, you have to consider the safety of your family.
3. Does opening and closing the front door feel like a workout?
It may be time to replace your door if it is difficult to open and close. When your door sticks in the winter but is easy to open and close in the summer, you know there’s a lot of energy rushing out. Another issue is if the hinges are sinking. However, if it’s stuck in the door jam, your door most likely has exposed places on the sides, top, or bottom where you may see light.
It’s an issue to see light from the interior or outside without the door being open. Pay attention to what the flame does if you hold a lighter a couple of inches around those borders. It will attempt to exit through the front door. This means that air is leaking.
4. Is your door severely worn, damaged, or cracked?
Over the course of their lives, doors can absorb a lot of abuse. They’re slammed, kicked, and subjected to extreme temperature fluctuations. It’s likely that an old solid wood door has seen better days. Many of these doors have cracks, are bent, and are severely weathered as a result of many winters and summers of expansion and contraction.
When inspecting your old wooden door, consider it as if it were a difficult-to-open door. The “solid” wood door should allow light into the space. The grains of many of these doors have stress fractures in them. These stress fractures allow the elements to enter your home from the outside or vice versa.
When inspecting your old wooden door, consider it as if it were a difficult-to-open door. Do you notice light coming in from your “solid” wood door? The grains of many of these doors have stress fractures in them. These stress fractures allow the elements to enter your home from the outside or vice versa. This is another sign that it’s time for a front door replacement in Thornhill
Belleli Doors, The Door Experts in the GTA
We at Belleli Doors have worked with homeowners who recognize the value in replacing their entry doors for years. Our selection of residential doors in the GTA is unrivaled, and our design staff will work with you to determine your style when choosing an entry door for your home. Once you’ve decided on a door, our installation crew will custom fit it to the doorway’s requirements to create the stunning entranceway you’ve always imagined. When you work with Belleli Doors, selecting a front door doesn’t have to be a chore. All you have to do is contact Belleli Doors for a thorough assessment of your front door requirements.
Call our showroom today for an appointment at Bellei Doors at 647-870-7778 to discuss your door requirements.