A homeowner from Washington, DC, called us at MacArthur Locks & Doors for a door installation project. Unfortunately, when we arrived for the pre-installation inspection, we saw that their front door had seen better days. The corners and edges of the old door were cracked from years of heavy use. Such structural damage not only made the door look unsightly from the outside but also posed a safety risk. After showing them our door catalog, they decided on a 2-panel fiberglass prehung front door with window grilles from a reputable manufacturer. We returned two days later and finished the installation of the new door and a sturdy deadbolt lock (for more security), all within the day.
Do you have drafty, worn, or substandard doors at your home? Are you considering a door replacement? When it comes to your door, repair or replacement is not a decision to be made lightly. There are several factors you must take into account before making a choice. Simply put, there is more to changing your door than going out and picking a new one.
Doors are frequently used for many years without being noticed. Usually, when they get noticed, they are considered for a paint job or replacement during a restoration (to match an updated interior). On the other hand, doors bring many benefits to your home, and when they stop performing essential functions, it is time to consider whether you should restore or replace them. Here are four signs that you need to have door installation done on your home.
A front door’s primary function is to block – or at least lessen – noise effectively. That is especially true if you reside on a busy street or in a high-traffic neighborhood. It may be time to replace your front door if it is not keeping outside noise to a minimum.
When you notice drafts coming in, this can be a clue that your door seals are not as energy efficient as they should be. The air coming in via the bottom of the door may affect the indoor environment of your home. In the winter, newer model doors can help your home retain heat inside and hot air outside during the summer.
Note when water seeps through beneath the front door, this could indicate that the house has structural problems. The biggest issue with a leaking front door is the risk of the wood frame around the door rotting, which could necessitate a complete door replacement.
It may be worth replacing if your door is outdated and you often need frequent service calls to repair the locks, handles, or hinges. Explore the benefits of a newer door model that might far outweigh the costs of regular repair and temporary solutions.
Doors are an essential part of creating a safe and secure home. When you need professional door installation or even just a simple repair, MacArthur Locks & Doors is here for you. We offer a range of services designed to keep your doors working like new, from door installation to door repair and residential locksmith services. We specialize in installing wooden front doors and fiberglass exterior doors, ensuring you get the perfect solution for your needs. Whether you need a quick repair or a full overhaul, we have the resources and expertise to complete the job. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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