When was the last time you really stopped to think about the doors in your home? They’re such an integral part of our day-to-day lives that I bet most of us take them for granted.
It’s only when they start to look a little shabby as you approach from the driveway… or when the winter wind begins to seep through the cracks that we may stop to pay attention.
But doors can do a lot more than give you a way to enter and exit and lock the rest of the world out! They can provide beauty, value, cost savings and even convenience in ways you may not have considered. Here are three ways you can add, replace or update a door to add something special to your home.
Convert Windows To Doors
If you enjoy summer (or even spring and fall) entertaining but you don’t love the hassle of getting food and drinks from kitchen to patio, who not consider turning a plain old window into a gorgeous sliding patio door?
Make it a breeze to go from indoor to outdoor living space in a way that marries form and function.
You can also free up some floor space by converting from a hinged door to sliding doors. Modern sliding doors from reputable manufacturers like Andersen are both beautiful and energy efficient, so you can even save yourself some money on heating and cooling costs.
One of the lesser known features of great sliding doors is that you can choose a model that comes with blinds nested between the two panes of glass. They’re fully functional so you can tilt them or raise them without all the clanging and hassle of regular outer mounted blinds. Want to open the doors without the wind blowing your blinds around? This is the perfect solution. And the best part is that you don’t have to dust them constantly!
Improve Curb Appeal
What’s as welcoming to guests or as warmly recognized by family as your home’s front door?
Whether you’re coming home after a long day’s work or entertaining for the holidays, you want your entryway to set the stage. Yet front doors may be overlooked and eventually wear and tear from weather and use can make things look a bit shabby.
With a new door, not only will you and your guests feel great entering your house, but a recent study showed that an attractive door also increases the perceived market value of your home.
Modern Fiberglass doors come in a broad array of finishes from mahogany to oak and even a flat-surfaced model that you can paint any color of your choosing. They may not be wood but they have the colors and textures of real wood with the added benefit that they won’t split or crack. You can have all the beauty and curb appeal of wood with none of the headaches or maintenance.
Save On Energy Costs
If you’ve got a wood door or even a lower grade fiberglass door, upgrading to a good fiberglass model like one from the top brand Therma-Tru can pay for itself and then some.
Thick gauge fiberglass doors are insulated, Energy Star rated and won’t swell or contract like wood, which will prevent those whistling winger winds from ending up on the wrong side. Plus with an integrated weather strip, you’ll have plenty of insulation against both heat and cold.
And unlike steel doors that transfer heat and cold, fiberglass doors will remain comfortably cool all year long.
The best part? You don’t even have to choose from standard set of configurations. You can “build your own” and design a door that looks and feels perfect for your home.
If you’d like to learn more about what a new door can do for your home, call us at 732.264.8166 or complete the form on our site and ask us for a free estimate for adding or replacing a door in your home.