When to Replace Your Entry Door

When to Replace Your Entry Door

July 18, 2017 / (EliteExteriors.net) – Your entry door is often overlooked. Most people come and go out of the door without giving it a second thought. However, your entry door is very important to the well-being of your home for a variety of reasons. We will walk you through all the things you need to consider when deciding if you need to replace your entry door and what type of door you should choose as a replacement.

According to Remodeling Magazine replacing the entry door is one of the projects that give you the most resale value for your buck.

When to Replace

Many people don’t give much thought to their entry door. But as we mentioned, over time you can reach a situation where your door no longer fits your needs. The first item on the checklist is to make sure that your door is properly insulated. Feel the inside of your door. If you can feel an excessive amount of hot or cold, depending upon the weather, it is not insulated well enough. It’s time to begin looking for a replacement.

Your lock is the most important part of your entry door. Modern locks are made up of a series of intricate components. Next on the entry door checklist, you want to make sure that your lock operates smoothly and without hitches. You also want to make sure they perform well enough to keep your home safe.

This is the most fun part of the Entry Door Checklist. Go ahead and slam your door. Make sure that it closes tight and locks safely. Also, make sure it has enough durability remaining to stand up to this harsh treatment.

What Material to Choose

Wood is a popular choice four entry doors because it can be customized in many ways and made to fit the shape of any entryway. The downside to Ward is that over time it can warp. This will cause it to not seal as well as it once did. Air will be able to escape from and come into your home. A wood door may have to be replaced more frequently than a door made from another material.


Fiberglass is a good choice for entry doors because it can be stained many different colors. You can choose one with the look of wood, if your heart desires. However, they are much more durable than would entry doors.


A steel door is most likely the safest choice for an entry door. A steel door is much more difficult for intruders to deal with. They are insulated with foam. This helps to keep the cool air out. But if the doors get dented or dinged, there is likely no repairing the damage. If you want to undo the damage, replacing the entry door is the only option.


Glass gives you a beautiful view of the outdoors and plenty of natural light coming into the home. On the other hand, your neighbors will be able to see what is going on in your home.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when replacing your entry door. They are responsible for the beauty and safety of your home. At Elite Exteriors, our home exterior experts can walk you through all of the choices that go along with choosing an entry door that fits your personal preferences and lifestyle. We would be honored to assist you in keeping your home safe and beautiful.

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