Consider installing a new front door to provide your home with upgraded security and much more!
Fall is a fantastic time for home renovations. The weather is no longer prohibitively muggy, and installation teams are no longer backed up with summer work. But what renovation projects should you prioritize? How do you make the most out of the fall season before winter – literally and figuratively –freezes your reno prospects for a few months. There’s no right and wrong answer to this question. Ultimately, it depends on your particular home and your long-term renovation goals. Still, some reno projects add more value than others.
Take, for instance, the humble front door. Most homeowners take this central feature for granted, assuming its functional life is basically unlimited. But front doors – like everything else in your home – have a shelf-life, after which they lose functionality, efficiency and aesthetic impact. Still unsure what to reno this fall? In this post, let’s make a case for door installation or replacement as your new fall project.
Your front door is the first line of defence against intruders. According to research from ADT, the majority of burglars and thieves make their way through the front door. Therefore, it’s imperative that your door is solidly constructed and features up-to-date locking mechanisms. If your front door feels rickety and flimsy, or its locks are rudimentary, you run a greater risk of home intrusion. Find a door made from aluminum, wood or vinyl that’s constructed by a trusted local manufacturer. Ask them about multi-point locking systems for added security.
Increased Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is no longer just a real estate term. Referring to the attractiveness of your home as viewed from the sidewalk, curb appeal is a way for homeowners to express pride, beautify the neighbourhood and impress visitors.
Your door is the focal point on your home’s fronting, so it should look great to maintain curb appeal. If your door is peeling, cracking, warping or showing its age, perhaps you should consider a replacement. Choose a door company that allows you to customize your product, providing you opportunities to tailor the new door to your taste and architecture.
Boosted Energy Efficiency
Old doors tend to be inefficient. They allow cool air in during the winter and cause the air conditioning to escape in the winter. This inefficiency reveals itself in your monthly energy bill – an inefficient door can end up costing you significantly more. One reason to consider a new door in your fall renovations is efficiency. Not only will a new door curb some of your residential emissions – a bonus for the environment – but it will also save you money month to month.
Lastly, an apparent reason to replace your front door is functionality. You don’t want to come home from a long day only to battle with your front door, rattling the locks and forcing the panel. Think of a new front door as an investment in ease.
If you’re gearing up for fall renovations, keep your front door top of mind. Replacing your front door pays off with several benefits.