You use the doors in your home every single day — and between all the opening and closing, they go through a lot. It’s understandable that, over time, doors wear out and need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time?
Here are a few indicators that a replacement door is in the best interest of your home:
You feel a draft
Replacing the seal on your exterior doors is a temporary fix — eventually you’ll need a fresh start to protect the insulation of your home. Whether it’s cold air or hot air coming in, your door should be providing a stronger barrier between the inside of your home and the outdoors.
Opening and closing becomes difficult
If the shape of your door has warped in such a way that opening and closing it is now difficult, it’s time to make a change. The last thing you want is to be struggling to open or close a door in the middle of an emergency exit situation.
You lose the ability to lock
If the quality of your door becomes a safety issue, replacing is something you should do sooner rather than later. Particularly with exterior doors, locking securely and easily is essential.
You just don’t like it anymore
Sometimes you don’t need another reason to replace your doors than simply: I want to. Go with your gut and get the door you really want.