How do you know if it’s time to replace your front door? Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, your go-to company in the state for storm doors, lists the warning signs below.
Do you see cracks on your front door? Or does it look worn? Cracks, or any gap on your door for that matter, can let in drafts, which can in turn raise your heating costs this winter. If there are any cracks on your door, it’d be a good idea to replace it before temperatures drop below zero.
Make sure to inspect your door carefully—small cracks are barely visible, after all. To make sure you don’t miss anything, light an incense stick near your door. The smoke should drift towards the cracks on your door, if there are any.
Faulty Closing Mechanism
Try opening and closing your door. Do they open and close properly? When you open the door, can you get it to hang level on hinges? If not, you’ll need a door replacement soon.
Choosing a New Front Door
A new front door can be a significant investment, which is why you should do your research before making a purchase. We recommend that your new entry doors have the following qualities:
High energy efficiency – Your new doors should have sufficient insulation capabilities to help reduce your heating costs.
Long-lasting Durability – Like the other parts of your exterior, your front door is exposed to the elements throughout the year, so you need to make sure it can withstand wear and tear.
High Curb Appeal – Since your front door is part of your exterior, it also partly determines your curb appeal. It may not be as visible as other parts of your exterior, but it still plays an important role. Remember, one mismatched detail can ruin your home’s curb appeal.
Fibrex® Front Doors
If you’re looking for a durable, energy-efficient and visually stunning door, why not try our Fibrex doors? Fibrex is a composite material unique to Renewal by Andersen and can withstand temperature extremes, has excellent insulation properties, and doesn’t fade or peel.
Want to learn more about our premium doors and windows?
Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including patio doors. We customize each door according to your needs and preferences. To schedule a consultation with one of our design experts, call us at (866) 693-6707 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Peoria, Champaign and Bloomington, IL.