Entry and patio doors need to be replaced periodically. Exposed to the elements 24/7, even a high-quality door will eventually succumb to wear and tear.
It’s not always easy to tell exactly when to replace your door, however. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio highlights the signs that you need to get a door replacement.
Entry doors are used on a daily basis, maybe even a dozen or more times in a single day. It’s not uncommon for dents and scratches to damage the door over the course of its lifespan. Minor dings can be patched up easily, but major problems such as broken door knobs, sticky hinges and shrinking frames are signs that you might need to replace the door.
Drafts and Leaks
Doors and windows account for up to 30% of air loss in any home. This could lead to higher energy bills if left unaddressed. One sure sign that your door needs to be replaced is when noticeable drafts are forming around it. This means the door’s seal may have worn down, resulting in a marked drop in your home’s energy efficiency.
Upgrading Your Exteriors
If you’re looking to revamp your home’s exterior, a new door installation can help you achieve a cohesive aesthetic. Your front door contributes significantly to your home’s curb appeal, and retaining your old door might result in clashing designs. Talk to your door replacement contractor about door styles that will tie in smoothly with the rest of your home’s design.
At Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio, we can help you find entry and patio doors that are 100% right for your home. Give us a call at (210) 988-6466 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in San Antonio, TX, and nearby areas.