Your entry door is the gateway to your home: it’s meant to keep you comfortable and safe all year long. However, if you notice one or more of the symptoms below, it might be a sign that your entry door is in need of replacement.
Some of the red flags to look out for are as follows:
Difficulty Opening or Closing
If you’re having trouble opening or closing your entry door, you should take it as a sign that you’re in need of a replacement. You shouldn’t have to exert virtually any effort to operate a door, so call us right away if that’s not the case.
Light is Peeking Through
If you can see rays or cracks of light around your door frame, it suggests that the door has either warped or degraded in some way, and is no longer providing the same kind of seal it once did. In other words, it’s time for a replacement.
Likewise, if you feel a draft near your door, it is also evidence of warping or degradation. Not only does the cold from a drafty door make you uncomfortable, it could be costing you in heating bills. If you know or suspect that you have a drafty entry door, get a replacement as soon as possible and start saving on your energy costs.
There Is Wear and Tear
Signs of wear and tear on your door suggest that it’s lived a long and effective life, but it’s coming to an end. Corrosion, degradation, and other forms of decay gradually cause your door to fail to carry out even its most basic functions.
The Door is Damaged
This is an obvious one, but if your door has suffered significant damage in any way, be it functional or even aesthetic, it’s your best bet to have it replaced. A compromised door can’t do its job, and it’s even more vulnerable to further damage.
It’s Not Secure Enough
Depending on where you live or the type of weather conditions you face, you may feel the need for a more secure entry door than the one you already have. While there might be nothing wrong with your current door, if it’s unable to stand up to potential security threats, that’s as good a reason as any for a replacement.
It Lets In Unwelcome Guests
Going along the lines of drafts and cracks of light, a door that no longer closes tight or has suffered some degradation could have just enough space for some unwanted guests to enter your home, such as mice, critters, bugs, and more. If you’re noticing an increasing amount of these pests in your home, your door could be to blame.
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Whether you’re looking for front doors for homes, stylish patio doors, or tough-as-nails security doors, you can count on RJW Exteriors to deliver the best products and expert installation at competitive prices. We only install replacement doors from top brands, like ProVia.
Contact RJW Exteriors for more information about our attractive, high-performance doors. Give us a call today to speak with a member of our team, or fill out our simple online form now to schedule a free, in-home consultation.