Your front door is one of the first things visitors see before entering your home, so you’ll want to ensure that it looks great and it works as it’s designed to.
As the weather gradually grows cooler, you’ll want to ensure that your home stays warm and cozy. Getting your door replaced is about more than its appearance. Having a worn or malfunctioning door can be a sign of underlying concerns in your home.
Here are some indications that you may need a new door.
1. Your Door Looks Worn
If your door is beginning to look rusted or worn in general, you will want to replace your door. Visible signs of wear and tear on our door could indicate that the structural integrity of your home could be compromised. If your door has minor visible imperfections, like chips to the paint, a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to improve the appearance of your door!
2. You Notice Drafts Near Your Door
Do you notice a draft or that it feels significantly cooler when you stand close to your door? Gaps between the frame and the door occur naturally over time but can cause a chilly draft to filter in through your door, making your heating system work harder than it has to.
You can use a door stopper as a temporary fix, but replacing your door is the best way to maintain the temperature in your home.
3. There’s Moisture By Your Door
Condensation appears harmless by first glance, but it can pose more of a serious problem. The alternating temperatures can cause condensation to build up between the panes of glass in the door. Additionally, moisture can spread throughout the wood and fixtures, causing mold and mildew. Mold can be cleaned, but it often pertains to an underlying issue with the glass seals. Buying a new door is often a more cost-effective solution in the long run.
4. You Notice Damage to The Flooring
Over time, old doors can sag or warp, which can cause damage to your floor every time you open the door. If your door is warped, unfortunately, it cannot be repaired. A common belief is that warped doors pose concerns in terms of aesthetics, but can be a sign of continuous exposure to moisture. Over time, the door will crack and rot. If you have cracks in your door, that can leave room for bugs and other pests to enter your home.
5. Your Door Gets Stuck
Nothing is more frustrating than struggling to open or close your door after a long day. One of the most obvious signs that you need a new door is that you have difficulties opening or closing it. Sticking or gaps is often a sign of door warping.
Looking for a New Door?
Kempenfelt Windows and Doors has been servicing Simcoe County for over two decades. We offer a wide selection of beautiful, energy-efficient doors to suit your preferences. From fibreglass to steel doors, we can help you find a new door that you will be sure to love.
Give us a call today at 1-800-841-7469 or send us a message online.