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5 Vital Reasons to Replace Your Entry Door

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As a homeowner, your front door is a part of your home that often gets neglected until something is wrong with it. While replacing your front door when it is damaged or broken is necessary, it’s not the only reason you should consider getting a new front door. Here are some great reasons why you should consider having a new entry door installed:

Increase Your Home’s Security

Your front door protects your family from a number of things including weather, noise, and of course intruders. When choosing a front door you have the option of choosing from a steel or fiberglass door. A steel door is the most affordable and most common type. However, they are not as weather-resistant as fiberglass doors and have a tendency to dent and scratch.

Fiberglass doors are a popular choice for many homeowners especially since they are designed to copy a wood look and texture. These doors will not ever warp, rot, shrink, or swell the way wood will. They are more resistant to insects and fire and the only maintenance they require is to wipe them down with a damp cloth every once in a while. 

Wood doors are the least efficient type of door. They are the most costly, require routine maintenance, and tend to be the least secure of the three. Wood doors tend to rot, warp, and let unwanted air through to your home providing little insulation. This is why Unified only sells steel or fiberglass doors, the best options for a new entry door.

Better Durability and Reduced Maintenance

As a homeowner, you are well aware of the never-ending maintenance your home requires. By installing a quality front door, you can greatly reduce the maintenance required in at least one area of your home. Both fiberglass and steel doors require very little maintenance and resist warping meaning you can give yourself years of use with a quality entry door without the hassle of continuously making sure they are taken care of.

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Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency of your front door is another important factor you should take into consideration. The insulating materials in fiberglass or steel doors, paired with their weather-stripping systems, work well to hold in heat in the winter and keep the heat out in summer. For this to be effective, however, the door needs to be installed correctly, which is why it’s best left to the professionals. 

Older doors, especially wood doors will often allow drafts to come into your home which means you are losing cooling or heating elements. This can become quite costly over time. Plus, if the door has warped or the frame has worn thin moisture can build up which can lead to mold and water damage.

Increase Perceived Home Value

Did you know that a higher-quality, better looking front door can actually improve the value of your home? This is especially important if you are currently trying to sell your home or plan to in the near future. When people are house shopping first impressions are important, and a front door can have a huge impact on those considering your home. 

Improve Your Home’s Appearance

Similar to increasing your perceived home value, a brand new front door will improve the overall appearance of your home. Regardless of whether you are planning to sell your home or live in it for years to come, you want to have a great first impression. A front door is an easy and less expensive way to increase the appearance of your home, and give it more character.

This is ideal especially for those living in housing developments where all of the homes share similar qualities. A new door is a cost-effective way to refresh the look of your home without having to undergo a major exterior remodel. Simply changing the color or adding a door with sidelights will create an entirely new look and give your home a unique and personal design specifically to your style. 

Your front door sets the stage for your home, make the investment to make it perfect.

Call Unified Today to Schedule a FREE estimate for your one of a kind, brand new, steel or fiberglass entry door at 888-631-2131.

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