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.
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!