When is the Best Time to Replace your Exterior Doors?
If you can hear your exterior door whistling a haunting tune on a cold windy day, it may be time to look into buying a replacement door. Once you find out where the leaks are, you can call a professional door fabricator and designer.
Reliable estimates are that a new energy efficient door could save you up to 10% on your energy bills. And you might be surprised at how attractive, strong, and air tight new doors are. Keep the noise and chill out.
Why should you do it?
- save money on energy bills
- get rid of drafts
- improve home appearance
- improve home security
- improve home value
- keep out road noise
- remove moisture/condensation problems
But what kind of door will work well in your current door frame, or for your home style, need for security, and better energy efficiency?
When you look at a gallery of doors, it becomes confusing. But if you consult with a local door fabricator, we can make the options and process a lot easier to understand. We can for instance, walk you through it beginning with determining your needs, budget and the nice-to-haves and then show you your possibilities.
Can you buy a ready-made door instead of having it custom built? If your doorway is a standard size, you may be able to buy a wood or metal door and if you’re lucky, fit it right in on the old hinges. A simple, unadorned door might be less than $200 plus new hardware.
However, you may not be so lucky if your home is a little older or there are additional issues in or around the door frame itself. And you may want a nice exterior door that looks good, is well insulated and durable, swings nicely and fits precisely where it’s supposed to. That’s where professional installation comes in.
Here’s what you need to consider:
- Is there structural or moisture damage
- Door material: fiberglass or metal (or wood)
- The door style or configuration of panels and windows
- Sidelights or a transom above (appearance or light exposure)
- Sliding or swinging door
- Install a new patio door
- Paint or stained finishes
- The door’s ability to enhance your home’s value
- How much incoming light do you need near the door
- Dimensions of the doorway
- View (do you need a full view of people outside your door)
- Energy efficiency
- Ease of opening the door
You can explore the full range of door types, size, styles, colours and security rating and have a door specifically fabricated for your front entryway and rear entry doorways.
There’s more to learn about our doors and how we build in the best possible quality materials and workmanship. Give me a call now and let’s get started.