When to Replace Your Front Door, Pt. 2

jhfkyufuklIn our last post, we have you two ways to determine when it is time for door replacement in Odenton, MD. Now, we’re back to go over three more ways you can tell when it is time to replace your front door. Although a professional opinion is usually needed when decided to replace components of your home, but these visual and tactile clues are easy to spot.

Locks

Pay attention when locking and unlocking your door. Is the process smooth and easy? If you are having trouble locking and unlocking your door, you may need to replace either it, or the lock. If your lock is not operating as smoothly as it once did, it could also be a sign that your home is much less secure, so you should swap our your doors and locks as quickly as possible for security purposes.

Sensation

While standing inside your home, place your hand against the door. This works best on very hot or very cold days. If your door is the temperature of the outside, instead of the same temperature as the rest of your home, your door is not insulated properly and needs to be replaced. An improperly insulated door could mean added utility costs.

Appearance

This is the easiest way to determine if you should replace your door. Wooden doors warp and crack, and steel doors can dent and rust. Your front door is like a first impression – you want it to look good. If your door looks like it could use a refresh, or it just doesn’t fit in with your style, it’s time to replace it.

Contact the experienced team at Ace Home Improvements today for a free estimate on your door replacement.