Doors are not simply functional items. They provide a visual aesthetic, block out noise, cold and high temperatures, and provide enhanced security. Unfortunately, doors are sometimes forgotten about during house refurbishing. However, replacing your door could have multiple benefits. Replacement doors can increase the overall visual aesthetic, security, and energy efficiency. Further, you could improve accessibility by getting replacement doors. Here are four reasons you should replace your door.
1. Increase Aesthetic and Value
One of the simplest reasons to get replacement doors is to improve the overall aesthetic. Doors are one of the first things people see before entering your house or a new room. Depending on your preferred style, such as rustic, French, or sliding doors, you could improve your house’s visual aesthetic with one simple change. Even more, by increasing the appeal of your home, you can improve the resale value if you are planning on moving.
2. Increase Energy Efficiency
According to the U.S Department of Energy, about 21.8% of all energy consumed in America is from residential households. Nearly half of this energy consumption is due to air conditioning and space heating. Wouldn’t you jump at the chance to reduce your energy use? Depending on the material of your door, you can effectively insulate against excessive temperatures whether in the summer or winter. If you have drafts that come in under or around your doors, it may be time to consider replacement doors.
3. Increased Yearly Savings
A creaky hinge, loose door knobs, and deformed components cost you more in the long term. While repairs are sometimes the best short-term solution, you should consider replacing your doors as a long-term solution. If you replace your door, you can choose an alternative material that fits your needs and saves you more money. For example, if you have a glass door that’s letting in cold air, you could choose another type of better-insulated material, such as steel, hardwood, or fiberglass. Each of these materials has its pros and cons, and thus you have to choose one that matches your current needs.
4. Increase Accessibility
Are you banging your door when bringing in large objects? Some doorways are narrower than others since there’s typically not a standard width used in homes. Replacing your doors and doorways can make moving in and out a lot simpler. That’s not all. In addition, replacing your narrow doors with wider doors can make your home more accessible. Wheelchairs and other mobility aids require more space to easily move in and out.
Replacement doors are not just about aesthetics. If your doors are beginning to wear and you’re noticing increased energy bills or airflow when you’re near them, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Reach out to All American Door Inc for a consultation on your next door purchase.