Your front door is potentially the most utilized element of your home; however, they can often fall by the wayside when it comes to looking for ways to improve your living space. It’s not Winter just yet, but you wouldn’t know that by looking or stepping outside and seeing the snow or feeling the brisk wind chill. Many homeowners in London, ON are looking for ways to improve their quality of life which may include upgrading their home’s windows or installing gutter guards before the intense snowstorms arrive. One thing that all homeowners should strongly consider is to invest in new front doors. The following blog will provide three things to keep in mind if you’re unsure about the condition of your door:
Light Peers Through Your Door
If you shut your door in the middle of the day and light peers through the cracks above or below your front door, you must seriously consider investing in a new front door. If light is getting through your door, that also means air can escape your home or enter your home. Most homeowners in London, ON look for ways to improve their home’s energy efficiency to reduce hydro bills, and a door that allows light to pass through it will surely hamper your ability to set a steady internal temperature.
You Feel Warm or Cool Air While Standing Next to It
Another thing homeowners must do to see if they need new door installations is to simply stand next to their door. While standing at your door, if you can feel warm or cool air hitting you, you need to consider reaching out to a window & doors specialist. The warm or cool air could be seeping through a crack in your door or it means they are inadequately insulated, both of which could lead to a hike in your hydro bill and create an uncomfortable scenario for you and your family. Additionally, be sure to inspect your sliding doors; if you notice a change in temperature when standing near them, there could be issues with their locking mechanisms or weather stripping.
Difficulty Opening and Shutting Your Door
Struggling to open and close a door is not only annoying, but it’s also extremely dangerous in an emergency. One reason that you may have trouble opening or closing your door is that it was improperly installed, and its frame has shifted due to weather conditions. Wet conditions can lead to warping and rotting in wooden doors & frames. All the reasons listed above can lead to insecure locking of your door, which can pose a risk to your in-home security.
If your front door experiences any of the above problems, be sure to contact Beaumart Aluminum for immediate consultation!