What Are The Signs You Need To Replace Your Front Door?

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The entryway to your home is vital to your design style and security, so it is important to know when it’s time to replace your front door.

Excellent materials like wood, steel, and fiberglass make your door options and design almost limitless.

Whether you have an outdated front door or want to add something more secure, let the professionals help you with your door replacement installation.

Number #1 Sign You Need to Replace Your Front Door

Your front door is a vital part of your home security, and if your door is compromised, it is critical that you replace it.

  • If your door is difficult to open or close, this can be a security risk.
  • Rust, broken hinges, or cracks are all signs that it is time to replace your front door with something that will keep your family safe.

Other Common Reasons to Replace Your Front Door

Security is one reason to replace your front door, but there are many other signs that it’s time to contact a professional company to chat about your door replacement options.

Weather Damage

Your front door is exposed to the elements, which can take its toll over time. Even if you regularly perform maintenance, your front door will reach a stage where its weathered appearance can’t be helped.

  • If you’ve noticed that you have to paint, stain, or seal your door more often than usual, it’s time to upgrade.
  • When your door is no longer watertight, it can cause rust, warping, and even mold if you have a wooden door.
  • Moisture damage can also cause your door to swell, posing a safety risk.

Pest Damage

With moisture damage comes pests. Termites love damp areas, particularly wooden doors, where they can make a home.

Unfortunately, termites invite woodpeckers, and they can wreak havoc on your front door.

Loss of Energy Efficiency

In an area like St. Louis, where we have wet winters and humid summers, your door can warp, swell, and contract with the seasons.

This can affect the seal and caulking and leave gaps around your front door. The easiest way to spot gaps is if you can see the light around your door or if you notice drafts of air. If you have glass panels in your front door, you may notice condensation inside the glass.

All of these factors will affect the insulation of your home and will cause it to be less energy-efficient. If you have noticed your energy bill fluctuating, a worm front door could be the cause.

Outdated Aesthetic

Door Styles come and go, and it’s possible that you are tired of your outdated entry door.

With new technology that offers durable materials like steel and fiberglass in a wood grain finish, you can update your front door and improve its longevity.

You can also design a custom door using specialized glass panel designs, stained glass, or leaded glass.

Door Materials and Maintenance

Wood is a popular front-door option because of its classic aesthetic, but it comes with many maintenance issues.

Steel and fiberglass are more cost-effective than wood, more durable, and need less maintenance. They can be customized to suit any home and offer you beauty and security.

Hawthorn is Here to Help with Your Door Replacement

At Hawthorn Home Exteriors, we pair excellent service with high-quality products to bring our customers the best results possible.

With our lifetime workmanship warranty, you know that your door replacement project is top quality. We strive to keep you informed and answer all your questions as the project progresses.

If you need to replace your front door, call us to set up a consultation where we can answer all your questions and provide you with a free estimate.

Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Founder & CEO