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Posted on Dec 28, 2017 by Sam Heer

Surefire Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Doors

Homeowners often fall prey to the habit of thinking of their doors only when issues arise. By then, maintenance and repairs may not be enough, and complete replacements are necessary. From front entry doors to backyard patio doors, make sure to look for early warning signs of deterioration.


Here are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to replace your doors:

Visible Cracks

Large cracks are symptoms of wear and tear. Homeowners should immediately replace their doors if large cracks appear, as these make your home prone to drafts and insect infestation. They are also surefire signs that the door has lost its strength and may no longer be able to perform its security function.

The Seals are Cracked or Have Shrunk

Unless you have a durable storm door, the elements will take their toll on it sooner or later. Doors are primary factors that contribute to energy efficiency. As such, you’ll need them to be in pristine condition for superior insulation. Otherwise, air leakage can cause drafts and lead to your HVAC system straining to maintain interior temperatures.

Squeaky, Problematic Hinges

The squeaks you hear from your door hinges may be cries for help. If this issue persists in spite of frequent oiling, then you may have a deterioration issue on your hands. In addition, they also pose a security risk as squeaky hinges are quite easy to open.

Pest Infestation

Should you have an alarming amount of pests invading your home, you’ll want to check your doors. Chances are, they are the culprit. Steady degradation over the years can prevent them from closing properly, giving insects and other such pests free rein to enter your home.

Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois is your premier source of top quality entry doors. For over 100 years, Andersen® has been a consistent leader and innovator in the window and door manufacturing industry. We serve multiple areas in IL, including Bloomington, Champaign and Peoria. Call us now at (866) 693-6707 to get a free estimate.


"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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