Entry Door Replacement

Benefits of Entry Door Replacement

The entry door is the gateway to your home. You want it to look welcoming for your neighbors, family members, and friends. Having a better entry door will also increase the value of your home and make your home look more appealing, too. There are also other benefits to replacing your entry door.

Security for Your Home and Family

One of the greatest benefits of replacing your entry door is adding more security for your home and family. If you have an older entry door, it is easier for someone to break into your home. There are many newer entry doors that allow you to bolt the door and lock it with a keycode. These are some of the best doors for added security to your home and family, and more convenient if you happen to forget your keys! 

More Energy Efficient

A new entry door can add more energy efficiency for your home, as well. Your older door likely has leaks or holes in it somewhere. Air from the outside can come in through these leaks and holes. Even in the summer, you don’t want the cool air from your home’s air conditioner leaking outdoors. Replacing your entry door is the best option if you want to add more energy efficiency to your home. 

Increased Curb Appeal

Do you want your home to be one of the best-looking home’s in your neighborhood? If so, a new entry door could do the trick. The entry door of a home is the main place someone looks when going by a home. It is the focus point of the front of your home. You want your entry door to look appealing. There are many new entry doors you can get to make your home more appealing. If you aren’t sure which entry door you should get, be sure to talk to home repair or remodeling experts today. 

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These are some of the greatest benefits of entry door replacement. Whether you have an older entry door, a broken entry door, or one that just isn’t appealing for your home, these are just a few of the reasons that you should get a new one. There are new entry doors that have secure locking mechanisms, look great, and can increase the value of your home. You can get these entry doors online or from your local store. 

If you’re interested in replacing your home’s entry doors this winter, our team at E.M. Snow Inc. is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your entry door replacement needs!

 

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Signs You Should Replace Your Front Door

The front door of your home is one of the first impressions new guests receive. Depending on what your door looks like, that will set in their minds what they are about to enter. While most people do not use their front door daily, it is important to keep an eye out for issues that your door may need to be replaced. More and more homeowners are using their side doors or garage entrances. Because of this, the signs may go unnoticed when a new front door is needed. By keeping these following issues to look out for in mind, you can make sure your front door is always a welcoming sign to all who enter.

Difficult To Open And Close

If your front door is getting harder to open and close, this is a sign something is amiss. For example, sometimes your door is hard to open in winter but much easier in the summer. That is a sign that it is not sealing well. Also, if you notice light coming in around the edge of the door, that’s another sign that it is not sealed properly. If your door doesn’t seal, then you’re losing heating and energy from your home. 

Warped or Weathered Looking

Let’s face it. Front doors take a beating from the elements. While it may not be used as much as it once was, this is still the main entrance in and out of your home. Doors can become warped over time, or they can be damaged due to other influences. 

Moisture in the Glass

If your door has glass panes then you need to watch out for moisture. Moisture can get in between the panes of glass when the seals are not secure. If you start to see moisture, that means this is a breeding ground for mold and mildew to happen. That can lead to much bigger issues. Do not let this go farther than it should. Because of older doors are made mostly of wood, this can cause you to have mold growth on more than just the door. It is very important that you replace the door as soon as possible when noticing moisture on windowpanes.

Water Damage

If your home has suffered any type of water damage, you should replace the door sooner rather than later. A door that has suffered damage due to water is softer and not as sturdy. This means your home is easier to break into, and it is also open to pests and insects. 

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These are just a few of the signs you should replace your door that may appear. Do not wait until you’re dealing with a major issue to replace the front door. Be sure you keep watch and replace when it is showing signs of wear instead of risking further damage.

If you need to replace your home’s front door this fall, our team at E.M. Snow Inc. is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your door replacement needs!

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Fall Home Maintenance

Holiday season has arrived, which means that colder, harsher weather is coming into view, and the days are getting shorter. With the fall will be in full swing soon! This article can serve as a quick exterior fall home maintenance checklist with a focus on windows, doors, roofing, siding and gutters to ensure the home’s ready and protected.

Windows

  • It’s time for that regular cleaning & inspection where you simply wipe them down to see any potential damage to the frames and sashes. 
  • Any repairs needed? Now’s the time to be proactive and make those repairs which were put off during spring and summer. 
  • Weatherstripping is an easy way to seal window areas and trap heat inside where it belongs (while lowering your winter energy bill). Also, repair any worn out rubber seals. 

Doors

  • Check not only the doors themselves, but everything directly around them like outdoor faucets, patio furniture which should be covered or come inside, doorway lighting, decks, steps and walkways.
  • Repair or replace anything that’s breaking down in the frame like rubber sealing and consider weather stripping, using door sweeps, etc., to conserve heat. 

Roofing

  • Schedule a roof inspection if one wasn’t conducted in the spring or summer. These are essential and required under most roofing warranties. Inspectors will spot a large assortment of potential problems most homeowners are unaware of.
  • Check any attic areas to see how insulation is holding up and whether the ventilation is blocked or hampered in some way. For those in much colder climates where snow and ice accumulation is a serious issue, this is a critical inspection. 

Siding

  • Check first around windows and doors, then the rest of the home to spot any loose siding which could let the cold air, water and moisture create problems for interior walls. If they aren’t addressed, the siding may expand during freezing temperatures and get worse.
  • Look for any cracking, warping, rot and other general signs of siding degradation.

Gutters

  • After the leaves have fallen check those gutters to ensure the home’s drainage system is working properly! Once it starts raining and getting icy or slippery, being on the roof is far more dangerous. And, once winds begins picking up being on ladders is also sketchy.
  • Get any damage promptly repaired and be sure fascia boards are in good shape.

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While this isn’t an exhaustive or comprehensive list by any means, these are the basics of getting busy with fall home maintenance before any small issues or problems become big ones once the weather hits. If you need help preparing your home’s exterior for the fall season, our team at E.M. Snow is ready to assist! Reach out to us today by calling us at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!

The advantages of Therma-tru Entry Doors

If you’re looking to replace your front entry door, there are several brands to consider. While there is a range of products to look into, Therma-Tru entry doors are a top brand and offer many benefits.

Therma-Tru is one of the top brands on the market because of their 25-year history as well as their revolutionary entry door products. With a variety of styles and designs ranging from classic wood to the more industrial steel, there is indeed something for everyone’s taste.

One of the most significant benefits of Therma-Tru door is their energy-efficiency. Five times more efficient than traditional wood doors, these doors have a polyurethane foam core and offer high-quality weather stripping to keep cold air out of the home.

Your front door also endures a lot of wear and tear, as it’s often the most trafficked door of the home. Therma-Tru doors are incredibly durable and are made of unique fiberglass that prevents it from cracking or damaging. Unlike wood doors, they won’t adjust size based on the weather, and they won’t rust. If you’re a fan of the wood style look and feel, Therma-Tru doors offer AccuGrain technology which provides the look and texture of real wood, as well as the durability of fiberglass.

Security is a significant factor for any homeowner. Good news though – Therma-Tru doors offer unparalleled security to keep you and your family safe. The Tru-defense door system maximizes the seal of your frame, keeping air and water infiltration to an absolute minimum. You can also add security feature that protects your home from 450 pounds of force. Therma-Tru doors can also be coupled with a multi-point locking system to provide added security.

With a variety of styles, Therma-Tru doors also add curb appeal to your home. One of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of your home’s exterior is through a new door. With dozens of options, there is a Therma-Tru style door for every homeowner.

If you are in the market for a new door, consider the Therma-Tru brand for an eco-friendly, stylish and secure option for your home. Before purchasing a new door, contact Company E.M. Snow, Inc, to ensure the door is installed correctly. We can install the door fast and efficiently, allowing you to enjoy the many benefits as soon as possible.