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Time for a New Front Door? Here’s How to Tell

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How do you know when it’s time to replace your front door? If you are experiencing one or more of the issues listed below, chances are it’s time to upgrade and invest in a new front door.

1. Is your front door letting in draughts?

Draughts from your door can make your home feel cold and uncomfortable. Those gaps letting the draught in also let the heat you put into your home escape. With the cost of gas and electricity showing no signs of reducing, a replacement door will likely save you money in the long term and instantly make your home feel more comfortable.

2. Is your front door difficult to open and close?

If you are having trouble opening and closing your door smoothly, it’s probably a result of the age and condition of the mechanical aspects of your door. This is likely to raise concerns over the security your door is currently providing. A new door will include the latest security measures, offering easy operation and peace of mind.

3. Does your front door show signs of warping of the door or frame?

If your door has become misshapen and warped, this is a telltale sign that your door needs replacing. Warping happens due to the expansion and contraction of the door, usually due to environmental factors. It is especially problematic in wooden doors.

4. Does your front door let in noise from the outside?

If you can hear traffic from the road or the neighbours pulling up, it could be a sign that the seals in your door are failing and the door not being properly aligned. This is a telltale sign that your door needs replacing.

5. Is your front door weathered, faded, discoloured or peeling?

If the paint is peeling off or your door has faded, repairing your doors may seem like the best idea. However, painting a composite/uPVC door is notoriously difficult, and if you have a wooden door, this can become an increasingly precarious task, yielding uncertain or unsatisfactory results.

Most new front doors come with a 10-year warranty protecting the discolouration and peeling of a slab. This will take the worry out of painting and decorating and will immediately make the front of your house look more attractive.

6. Does your front door lack curb appeal?

Sometimes, your door may not suit you, your personality, or your property. With so many styles and colours of doors available, why settle for a door that doesn’t look right? You could have your dream door, and not only will it look great, but you’ll have the added benefit of more security and no draughts! Win-Win!

Conclusion: Should I consider a new front door?

If you’re experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, or simply want to upgrade your home’s entrance, consider investing in a new front door. It’s a decision you won’t regret.

Replacing your front door isn’t just about fixing a problem; it’s an investment in your home’s comfort, security, and appearance. A new door can:

  • Enhance your home’s energy efficiency: Reduce drafts and save money on heating (and cooling) bills
  • Increase your home’s security: Modern doors offer advanced security features for peace of mind
  • Boost your home’s value: A beautiful new door adds instant curb appeal and can potentially increase your property value
  • Improve your home’s comfort: Eliminate drafts and noise pollution for a more comfortable living environment

Need professional advice?

At Three Counties, we can help you find the perfect door to suit your home and your budget. Contact us today to explore our wide selection of styles and materials and start creating your ideal front door. Why not visit our showroom, where we showcase a wide range doors, windows and conservatories – we have a large choice of front doors on display.

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