Your front door is one of the first impressions that your home will make with your guests and passersby on the street. Curb appeal is based on a variety of factors such as landscaping, siding, lighting, and the front entry way, and having a quality door is important.
A high quality door can last for decades if it’s taken care of, but at some point, you’ll need to ask yourself it it’s time for an updated front door or entryway. Here are some crucial questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure if now is the right time to replace your front door.
- Does the door show signs of weathering?
- Is it scratched or dented?
- Is it hard to lock or unlock?
- Are there cracks or breaks in the door that allow wind to get inside or leak out?
- Does it hang level?
- Is it difficult to open or close the door?
If you answered one or more of these questions, then it is probably time to consider updating your current entryway area and front door. There are a variety of advantages of putting a new door in which include enhanced security, ease of operation, increased energy efficiency, and an updated look. This is one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can do to your home and you’ll really get a good return on your investment – your home will look better and it will be safer and more energy efficient, which in the end, saves you significant time and money down the road.
Which door should you get?
We sell a variety of doors and are happy to come out to your home to discuss what options you have that fit your budget and style guidelines. Wood doors are often the most traditional and look wonderful on Craftsman or Colonial style homes. These come in a variety of finishes and styles, including those that have decorative accents. Fiberglass doors are another popular option for homeowners. They are more affordable than wood doors and require little to no maintenance. They are durable and are resistant to dents, cracks, and rust. Steel doors are another option and they are the strongest and most durable door out there, making them wonderful as a security door. Steel doors are also incredibly insulated, making them a fantastic energy efficient option.
If you know your home needs a new door, let us help! We’ll come out and measure the space and provide some options that fit with your home’s style and budget. We serve Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas, as well as Bend and Central Oregon. Our team of professionals will help you get your home looking beautiful! Contact us today if you need expert advice on door repair or door replacement.