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Posted on Mar 25, 2019 by Sam Heer

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Entry Door

Your front door secures your home and protects it from harsh weather conditions. However, it is one of the most neglected parts of the house. Usually, the damages are detected at their worst.

In today’s post, local remodeling experts from Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois discuss warning signs your entry doors need replacing.

1. Your Home Feels Colder

Does your home remain cold despite your heating system? You may want to check your door’s condition. Damaged windows and doors can increase your energy bills by up to 25%, especially in the colder season. Replace your doors if they are damaged as it will save you more in the long run.

2. Your Door Appears Crooked

If your door looks broken or crooked and doesn’t open or close properly, you have to replace it. Repairing severely damaged entry or patio doors can cost you more than simply replacing them.

3. Your Doors Are Rusted

Metal locks, hinges and frames are your door’s main support. If your door is rusting and splintering, it will not hold up for long.

4. Your Doorways Are Jammed

Moisture accumulation, rotting and rust are the main reasons you’re having a hard time operating your doors. When used with too much force, damaged doors can fall apart. Stop wasting your precious time and effort in opening and closing faulty doors and just have them replaced.

5. You Have Experienced Water Damage

Water damage is usually from faulty pipelines or drainage systems. It can cause your door’s structure to rot and deteriorate sooner. Replace your door as soon as possible if you see decaying, damp frames and surfaces.

When it’s time to replace your doors, you can trust your local provider of home exterior services, Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois. We offer high-quality entry, patio and storm door installations. Call us at (866) 693-6707 or complete our online form for a free in-home consultation. We serve clients in Champaign, Peoria and Bloomington, IL.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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