Replacing exterior doors is an easy and affordable means of upgrading your home. An attractive entry door will add a pleasing touch to your home and make a good impression on visitors and neighbors. If you’re planning on replacing your exterior doors, these tips can be helpful in selecting quality door replacements for your home.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Exterior Doors
If your exterior doors are weathered, dented, scratched or cracked along the edges or within the panels, it’s time to have them replaced. Damaged doors will detract from your home’s appearance and impact its value. Old exterior doors are often hard to open and close due to hanging improperly. This can compromise your security. They’re also more prone to letting drafts in during winter or allowing cold AC air to escape during summer, which can raise your energy costs. Once your exterior doors have lost their usefulness and function, it’s time to get them replaced. Upgrading to a durable, weather-resistant, artistically designed entry door will increase your home’s visual appeal, protect it from the elements and help keep your home more comfortable.
Types of Exterior Doors
Entry doors come in numerous sizes, styles, materials and designs. When choosing a new entry door, consider the style of your home, security needs, budget and personal preference.
Natural wood doors are beautiful, elegant and they add warmth to your home. Wood exterior doors come in a wide variety of hues and panel options, enabling you to personalize your design. On the flip side, however, wood doors require greater maintenance to keep them looking their best, especially if they’re at a high exposure to the elements.
Steel doors are economical, offer good security and can be customized to suit your needs. However, they’re more prone to dents and scratches compared to solid wood or fiberglass doors, are not as energy-efficient and may rust over time.
Fiberglass entry doors offer a number of positive attributes. Fiberglass doors are low maintenance, resilient to dents and scratches and can withstand hot and cold temperatures. They’re also versatile in appearance, meaning they can mirror the look of wood or other popular materials. Fiberglass doors don’t crack, split, rust or swell, making them a great fit for exterior door replacement.
Natural wood doors are beautiful, elegant and they add warmth to your home. Wood exterior doors come in a wide variety of hues and panel options, enabling you to personalize your design.
Furthermore, you can customize your fiberglass door by getting a partial or full-glass design. A full-glass door will bring more natural light into your home and give you a beautiful view of your property. At the same time, it may affect your privacy, which is a fact that will need to be weighed in your decision-making process. Full-glass doors come in diverse styles, sizes and glass types, ranging from contemporary to traditional designs. Also, many of our custom doors come with extended warranties.
By customizing your entry door, you can get a personalized look that’s unique to your home. At Quality Craftsmen, we specialize in custom entry door installation. We can help create a safe, attractive, functional entry doorway for your home that you’ll love. When you’re ready to replace your entry door, give us a call at 404-483-7446.
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