Signs You Need Door Replacement
With garage entries, side doors, and front entrances, it’s easy to lose sight of the signs indicating a door might be ready for replacement. Replacing doors doesn’t just add security to your home, but it may affect your heating and cooling costs. Here are a few signs to help you decide if you are in need of door replacement.
Is Your Door Difficult to Open and Close?
When you feel your door sticking in the winter and easy to open and close in the summer, that’s a sure sign of energy rushing out your door and it’s time for a replacement. If the hinges are sinking, that’s another issue, but if it’s sticking into the door jam, your door probably has exposed areas. Seeing light from the inside or outside without the door being open is also a problem.
Is There Noticeable Rust?
Rust on a door shows that the structural integrity of the door may be compromised. Most residential doors off the shelf are laminated, thin steel on top of a wood frame, which is not a very structurally sound door. If that same door is rusted, you better believe that the moisture isn’t coming from just the exterior but may be getting into the interior wood frame as well.
Is There Moisture Between the Panes of Glass?
Just like new windows, a lot of doors with glass packages have double-paned glass. Over time, the seal between those two panes will fail leading to moisture, mildew or mold between the panes of glass. If your entryway is shaded or doesn’t receive much direct sunlight, this can be a huge problem in terms of mold remediation.
Is Your Door Weathered, Warped, or Cracked?
Doors can take a beating by being slammed, kicked and exposed to huge temperature changes. Older wooden doors have expanded and contracted over so many winters and summers that they have cracks, are warped and are extremely weathered. Many of these doors have stress fractures in the grains of the door, which expose the outside elements to the inside of your home or vice-versa.
Have You Experienced Water or Insect Damage In The Past?
If you have water damage, you know that the wood has to be replaced. Most people with this problem know that if the wood is breaking apart and soft, it’s not secure enough to support the door structure or to keep your home safe. The same thing applies to insect damage. If your exterminator told you that about 50% of the wood structure is compromised, your energy efficiency has been significantly diminished.
Do You Get Compliments on Your Retro Door?
When it comes to your door, the aesthetics are extremely important. Since styles change dramatically every 10-20 years, the approach we take with our personal styles should also be applied to our homes. The front door sets the tone for the entire experience of the home, and an out-dated door can make your entire home look old.
Contact us for Kansas City Door Replacement
If you are searching for a dedicated team of contractors for door replacement in Kansas City, look no further. We are here to help ensure you get the results you deserve for your project – big or small. Contact us for a free estimate.