Ask the Renovations Expert – Allan Graveline
BEST TIME TO REPLACE DOORS?
Purchasing and having a replacement door installed for the front of your house is a major home upgrade. The front door of your home is one of the most utilized assets that you have. It provides you with a layer of security from potential intruders. It also protects you from the elements in terms of heat, cold air, rain, and snow. Your exterior front door is the entry into your home, and also typically sets up the design for the exterior and interior of your house. Purchasing and having a replacement door installed at the proper time can be very important.
Knowing When the Time is Right
One of the biggest things when deciding on a replacement door is to time it out properly. Your exterior door should not get to the point where it cannot do its job. From a security perspective, this means providing adequate security from the outside world. If your front door can no longer lock properly, close properly, and so on, it is time to get a replacement door.
The same can be said when you consider the weather. If your exterior door is allowing water to come in when it rains, or snow and ice to buildup on the inside of it, you are going to have a major problem. You want to get your replacement door installed before these bad things begin to happen and build up. Waiting on a replacement door can allow for more damage to be done to the interior of your home than necessary.
The Weather and Time of Year Matters
It is important to take weather and the time of year into account when you are going to have a replacement door installed. The winter is probably not the best time to have your door installed, as it is going to be cold, potentially icy, and so on. The spring, summer, and fall are the best times, to get the door installed before it lets in cold air and ruins the heating in your home.
Check the weather and plan the install of your replacement door on a day where there is no rain in the forecast. You do not want to have water coming in the house. Also be sure that you have the labor power to get the job done in one day. This way you do not have to go overnight without a front door for your home.
Other Things to Consider
There are a few other considerations that should be made when choosing a replacement door. The first thing is to think about the design that you want. A replacement door is going to be something you look at every single day for years to come. You want to get a design that is going to allow your house’s exterior and interior to look truly special.
Material also makes a difference when you consider a front exterior door. Solid wood is still one of the most popular choices out there. Some other options have also started to grow in popularity. These consist of doors made out of steel or fiberglass. These can be painted any color and are very durable, as well as secure. The last style is a composite exterior door, worth taking note of due to their inexpensive price, natural wood look, and durability.
Getting a replacement door installed at the right time will help keep your home safe and secure. This includes protecting you from everything, including nasty weather. Replacing your door before it is too late can help keep your home acting as the shelter it is meant to be.
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