There are probably several enterprising ways to spend your home improvement budget – a glamorous kitchen remodel with granite counter-tops, or possibly a shiny new bathroom? However, there are surprisingly few improvements more rewarding than installing a new front door. Here are 7 advantages of a new front door:
The home is our most prized possession and we will always do everything we can to protect. Installing a new front door adds an extra layer of protection to the home. Choose modern doors with strong frames, secure glazing, and a sophisticated locking mechanism.
Unlike old doors, new doors are not adversely affected by weather. In the warmest summers and the coldest winters, the door will remain resilient and highly reliable. The UPVC used in modern doors is resistant to chipping, peeling and bubbling.
With stronger, more resistant materials used in manufacturing the doors, expect your new front doors to last between 20-30 years.
4. Reduced maintenance costs
A new front door will also save you in terms of maintenance costs. It’s not like new doors don’t require maintenance but you’ll realize that the newer models are made from either steel or fiberglass which makes them highly resistant to adverse weather. Newer wooden doors are finished in multiple layers of polyurethane with an ultraviolet formula making them very strong.
Experts have found that alongside heating and air conditioning, roofing, and drainage, exterior doors and windows are the most sensitive areas to Twin Cities home buyers. In fact, some research suggests that entry door replacements that cost between $1,000 and $10,000 can recoup between 63% and 135% of the associated costs.
6. Energy efficiency
More than half of heat lost in the home escapes through doors and windows. Replacing the old door with a new energy efficient one can help address this situation. A door that meets the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star standards can lower energy bills by between 7% and 15%.
A new front door can significantly transform a home. Choose a door that harmonizes with the architecture of your home and a color that coordinates or contrasts with the siding, trim and shutters. You can even incorporate doors with sidelights to transform dark foyer into a radiant haven.
Contact Midwest Exteriors for help with your next home improvement project. We serve the Twin Cities and western suburbs.