Knock Knock: 3 Benefits of Replacing Old Doors in Your Home

Knock Knock: 3 Benefits of Replacing Old Doors in Your Home
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    It’s likely that you don’t give the doors in your home much thought.

    After all, it’s what’s on either side of the door, not the door itself, that’s truly important.

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When you consider all that the various doors throughout your home accomplish, however, you may be inclined to give them a little more thought. Especially if you have older doors, then, there are a few major benefits to considering some replacements.

Safety

Doors, especially exterior doors, withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures on a regular basis. Though they’re built tough, this can lead to degradation of the integrity of the door over time. This makes them more susceptible to failure when exposed to outside forces, such as fire or breakage. A new door will stand up to fire, being operable longer and potentially preventing the fire from spreading.

A new door is also more structurally sound. This means it is more difficult for a potential thief to kick in to steal your belongings.

Worst-case scenarios aren’t the most pleasant to consider, but new doors can help to put your mind at ease. More likely, though, you’ll appreciate it for standing up to standard wear and tear.

Energy Efficiency

Unless you have a really poorly insulated home, it’s likely that your doors are the major culprits for energy loss. Older garage doors are especially inefficient, given the large openings they’re designed to fill.

Even though your garage is somewhat separate, an old garage door can allow cold or hot air to get inside your home. From the garage, the air can come in when the doors open or through cracks or loose seals.

 Newer garage doors, and other types of entry doors, are much better-insulated. Plus, seals around the door will be more pliable. This prevents air from leaking in or out and gives you greater control over your home’s temperature.

Aesthetics

Older doors were typically designed with their utility in mind, with aesthetics being of much less concern. By installing new doors you can choose from a wide variety of styles that will match the architectural design of your home. There are also many options that can satisfy your personal preferences. For exterior doors, this allows greatly increased curb appeal that can instantly improve the overall look of your home.

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It is also worth mentioning that newer doors are less likely to attract burglars. Partly because they are sturdy, but also because they simply appear sturdy.

New doors can also be fitted with smart locks easily. If you are concerned with security, be sure to factor that in to your door choices.

Better Overall

For all the sudden gains you’ll experience by installing new doors, one of the best is perhaps the most simple. New doors just work better. Installing a new door allows you to re-level and re-center the door frame, meaning that sticking, creaking, and popping doors can be a thing of the past. You might find yourself suddenly paying more attention to your doors simply because they look so good and operate so well. There are many reasons to replace your doors, so add it to this year’s to-do list.

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Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan