Why Replace the Front Entry Door?

Chris Cleland April 25, 2020

The front door is commonly overlooked during many renovations and yours could be damaged, out-dated and drafty.  Installing a new front door can increase your home’s efficiency, resale value and curb appeal.

New entry doors increase energy efficiency.

To determine if you need to replace your entry door test how it opens and closes.  Do you notice any sticking when you’re opening it or large gaps between your door and the threshold when it’s closed?  Regular sticking and visible gaps are good indications of warping. 
Exposure to extreme weather conditions can cause your wooden door to shrink and expand, absorb moisture, split and/or warp.  Warping creates gaps between the door, threshold and sometimes even the frame.  Gaps will allow heat loss and you could see a rise in your energy bill.  Your threshold, door jam and frame can all experience warping and could become loose.  This would also cause gaps, water leaks and heat loss. If this is the case, contact door and Renovation contractors in Calgary for a replacement door.

Front entry door will increase resale value.

Having your door in good aesthetic condition will improve curb appeal.  Remember that your front door will give the first impression of your home to guests and if you’re planning on selling your home, to potential home buyers.  Doors that are outdate, cracked, dented, rusted or peeling paint make your home’s exterior look bad and can deter potential buyers. 
Installing a new door will increase the value of your home.  In fact, a new entry door can give homeowners a 93.3 per cent return on investment, according to Remodeling’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report. That means you will get most of your money back when you sell. The rest will be made up for in increase marketability of your home. New windows and doors are one of the first things buyers check when they’re viewing a property for purchase, so a new entry door can help for a quicker sale. 

Enhance your home’s appearance and style.

If the wind and rain has taken a toll on your front entry door, and it’s seen better days, it might be a good time to invest in a new door. In some cases, your entry door can be rejuvenated with a coat of paint. Learn how to restore a front door.
If it or the entry system is warped or damaged, you will have to have it replaced. Either way, this exterior home upgrade will improve your home’s exterior aesthetics and bring you more personal enjoyment of your home. Should you decide to sell, that improved curb appeal will help your home stand out on the real estate market. If you are also thinking about replacing your windows check out the window cost calculator Canada.

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