Entry doors are more important than most homeowners realize. Not only do they reflect your style and complement the décor of your home, they provide a secure and energy-efficient barrier between your home and the outside world. Entry doors are what everyone first sees when arriving at your home. Thus, a big part of your curb appeal relies on the look of your door.
With that in mind, check out these five reasons to install a new Bristol entry door from Rescom.
1. Curb Appeal
A new door is a cost-effective way to give your home a facelift without a major remodel. You can do something as simple as change out the old door for a new one in a modern color, or you could create a whole new front entry way. This could include a new door with sidelights while enlarging the front porch. Adding a new door adds curb appeal to your property, whether you plan to sell soon or not.
Cheap wooden doors are a big target for burglars because they’re easier to kick down. A new steel or fiberglass door adds an extra layer of protection because they can’t easily be broken into. And when coupled with heavy duty lock reinforcements, 18-gauge steel frames and locking-pin hinges, as Rescom offers, your new door gives you peace of mind.
New technology can make your life easier as you unlock, open, close and otherwise operate your front door. Choose from lock systems that work via a code on a push pad, or opt for a whole new system that can be operated remotely via your smartphone. Because some new locks require that you replace the entire lock system, you may want to consider installing a new, sturdier door to match the upgraded security you have selected.
4. Energy Efficiency
Old doors – especially wood – and their associated framing will wear out over the years. This can lead to drafts, which allow your heated and cooled air to escape from the home. Drafty doors are not only a comfort issue but an energy issue that you can easily correct with a new door and framing.
You may want to check your existing door and frame for weather and water damage by looking for moisture or mold at the threshold. If the moisture problem is bad, you might as well just get a new front door to prevent this from happening again.
A more versatile and accessible front door can improve your lifestyle, as now you can easily fit anything from wheelchairs to baby strollers to walkers through that space. You could make many changes in accessibility, from a wider door with a zero-clearance threshold to a lever-style door handle that you can operate with just an elbow. You can even trade out your stairs for ramps.
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