When to Replace Your Front Door, Pt. 1

tfkytfYour front door is something you take for granted. It’s the first thing you see when you come home, and the last thing you see as you leave for the day – but you ever really notice it? Unfortunately, no matter how high quality your door is, it will eventually need to be retired in favor of a new one. But how do you know when it’s time for door replacement in Severn, MD?

Closure

Pay attention when you open and close your door – does it swing smoothly? It’s important to test this in all weather conditions. For example, if you have trouble closing your door on humid days, it may be drafty on dry days, which might be reflected on your energy bills. If your door doesn’t close as securely as it once did, it may be time to replace it.

Weather Stripping

Carefully inspect the weather stripping on your front door. Does it look worn out? It’s definitely time to replace the door. Weather stripping is what keeps your entry way sealed so that drafts don’t get in. If you weather stripping is damaged or worn, you could be paying for it in addition utility costs.

In our next post, we’ll discuss three more clues you can easily identify that it is time to replace your door. When it’s time, you can trust the experienced contractors at Ace Home Improvements, LLC to install a high quality front door for your home. Contact us today for a free estimate.