It’s easy to ignore your front entryway door. Lots of people do. As long as it opens, closes and locks, what’s there to worry about?
But in reality, replacing your front door could offer a wealth of benefits. It’s quite literally the gateway to your home, and door replacement is a great opportunity to improve security and energy efficiency, not to mention your home’s appearance.
Long story short: don’t wait until your door is falling off its hinges to have it replaced. Read on to learn more about the benefits of front door replacement.
Boost Your Energy Efficiency
Old doors are often woefully inefficient. It’s a problem we see all the time, especially on historic homes. These old houses often have had the same doors for decades, and they’re simply not up to modern standards. Not only are they often drafty, but the doors themselves often don’t provide nearly as much insulation as a modern door. A new door replacement will have better insulation, and a tight seal to keep those chilly winter drafts outside where they belong.
Door replacement can improve your home’s energy efficiency overnight, making it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature while shaving dollars off your utility bills every month. And if you live in an older home, it’s even possible to get a modern, energy-efficient door replacement that matches the historic character of your residence.
Let There Be Light
Front entry door replacement offer benefits that can be seen and felt throughout your home. A new door is like a blank slate, and you can choose among an incredible range of door styles to go with the overall aesthetic of your house. One of the most popular options in recent years has been replacing a solid front door with a windowed door or a glass entryway door.
One of the key benefits of a glass entryway door is that it allows much more natural light to enter your home, while still providing privacy thanks to frosted or pebbled glass. Natural light gives your home a warmer and more inviting feel, and there’s evidence to suggest that it has a wealth of health benefits.
Add a Layer of Security
If your door is starting to look like a stiff breeze would blow it over, then it’s probably not providing you and your family with the security you need. A new door will be stronger and more durable than an old one, and significantly harder to break down. Modern doors are made from steel, fiberglass and other materials that are much stronger than their older counterparts, and provide vastly improved security.
Modern doors are also more compatible with advanced security features, like smart locks and deadbolts that you can open and close using a keycode or an app on your phone. That’s a nice perk if you’re prone to forgetting your keys! Plus, many new doors simply look more intimidating. There’s a good chance that a would-be burglar would be deterred by seeing a brand new door with advanced locks and security features.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
Your front entryway door is a major focal point. It’s one of the first things people notice when they walk up to your house. Wouldn’t it be nice if it made a good first impression? Replacing windows and doors is one of the easiest ways to make your home look more appealing, and a front door replacement can have the biggest impact of all. You can choose among an incredible range of different types of doors, and pick a style and material that matches your unique taste.
That being said, improving your curb appeal isn’t all about having the best-looking house on the block (although that is pretty nice). It also comes in handy if you ever decide to sell your home. New windows and doors are among the leading factors that can help your home sell more quickly.
Contact us today to learn more about the potential benefits of replacing your front entry door. At Bellari, we’ve been serving New Jersey’s window and door needs since 1950, and our team is dedicated to only the finest products, installation and service.