When winter comes, we naturally expect temperatures to drop even further–which is why it pays to invest in a door replacement project during the fall. A newer, better door installed in the early fall can keep cold drafts and other issues at bay. Today’s door options are designed with energy efficiency in mind, allowing for superior insulating properties that ensure costly energy remains in your home. You can keep your living spaces cozier and more comfortable, without worrying too much about heating costs.
You’ll find that improved energy efficiency is just one of the many reasons to invest in a door replacement this fall. Here are some additional compelling reasons:
1. Enhanced Curb Appeal. Your roof and siding take up a large portion of your home’s exterior, but it’s your doors that are the real standouts. Doors are among the first things your guests notice when they visit your home. Entry and patio doors don’t just connect your interior living spaces with the outdoors, they also help your home make a bigger impression from the curb. Pick out the right style, color and hardware for your new units so that they match with your home’s other design elements, and you’re sure to have a winning combination.
2. Greater Safety and Security. Broken glass, faulty hardware and moisture damage on your exterior doors make them a hazard to your home’s safety and security. But this will cease to be a problem when you invest in a door replacement. Newer units come in sturdier materials and sport hardware with more enhanced features, including multi-point locking systems for your greater peace of mind.
3. Better Functionality. Exterior doors serve as an opening to and from your home, but they can be much more. With the right door style, you can help maximize your home’s viewing area and available space, save on lighting costs, or even make entertaining guests on a weekend much more enjoyable. Just like that, a door replacement can improve the overall functionality in your home.
4. Worry-Free Maintenance. With a new entry or patio door, you won’t have to worry as much about cleaning and maintenance. Some new units are even specially designed to withstand any type of damage so you don’t need to constantly deal with repairs and can make better use of your time.
What makes fall a great season for home improvement? The busiest time for most home upgrades is in the summer so, not surprisingly, that’s when many contractors have full schedules. In the fall, however, contractors may not be in demand quite as much. This means you can more easily hire the contractor of your choice and have your project done sooner. They’ll also have an easier time of completing the work because cooler temperatures can be a welcome respite after the heat of summer.
Stay tuned for the second installment of our three-part blog series, where we’ll discuss door styles and their distinct benefits.