When it comes to home renovations and maintenance, doors and windows often fall by the wayside. And despite the fact that we use our exterior doors every day, they’re not always first on our minds when it comes to upgrades. If you’re thinking about replacing your exterior doors, here are a couple of reasons why you should.
Feel safe & secure
Your exterior doors are easily accessible to everyone, so making sure they’re as secure as possible is important for keeping you, your family and your belongings safe. Older doors can have less secure locks and thinner glass, making it easy for intruders to break in. If you’re concerned about your home’s security, consider replacing your old exterior doors for added peace of mind.
Add some curb appeal
Whether or not you plan on selling your home in the near future, curb appeal is important to many homeowners. Your exterior doors, especially your front door, make a big impact and a great first impression. Cheap doors or doors that are old and worn will take away from the appearance of your home. Instead, opt for new, beautiful doors to make your home look more welcoming.
Get better insulation
Windows and doors both have important jobs in the grand scheme of your home: keeping warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. New doors have better technology to offer your home more efficiency and better insulation for your home. And since your doors can also be a major source for energy loss, it makes sense to invest in them to save yourself some money.
If you have an older home, chances are your doors are made of older wood. Older wood doors are not as durable as their modern counterparts, and fibreglass and steel options are also available these days. These new and improved materials not only give you better security, but they also provide you with a longer-lasting door. Maintenance for these types of doors is minimal as well.
Learn more about doors and door installation from Bavarian Window Works in Kitchener.