When to replace an exterior door | Portes et fenêtres Verdun

There are five main reasons that justify the replacement of your front door.

Esthetics: Considering that your front door is an important part of the façade of your home, you might want to replace it to update the style of your architecture. When purchasing a new property, it’s also common to replace the front door to fit in with your preferred style. In fact, a new exterior door can completely alter the look of a home.

Natural light: If you’d like to benefit from natural light in your entryway during the daytime, an exterior door with glass could provide a nice source of natural illumination. You can choose a door with a maximum glazed surface to let in a lot of light, while still maintaining a certain amount of privacy with the aid of numerous options in frosted glass.

Security: If your priority is ensuring the safety of your home, rather than maximizing natural light, you might want to replace your glazed exterior door with a solid door. However, you should bear in mind that the exterior doors with windows currently on the market are made with tempered glass, which is extremely difficult to break. Furthermore, most cases of breaking and entering involve breaking the latch on the front door, rather than the glass. Portes et Fenêtres Verdun recommends installing a steel plate around the latch to reinforce the doorframe, which can give way if someone tries to break in.

Energy efficiency: A front door that’s been around for a while can begin to show signs of wear, such as smashed or cracked weather-stripping, cracks in the frame or poor installation, necessitating its replacement. Heat loss due to an old front door can drastically increase your electricity bill. So don’t hesitate to contact an expert to make sure your door is weathertight and replace it, if necessary.

Functionality: Have you recently moved to a new home where the front door appears to be poorly installed? Does it let in light around the threshold or is it hard to lock? If it’s so difficult to use that it negatively affects your day-to-day life, it would be a good idea to replace it. 

In some neighborhoods, there are strict requirements with regard to the replacement of an exterior door. This is especially true in areas like Westmount or Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, where the character of the old-fashioned homes must be preserved. Portes et Fenêtres Verdun is familiar with the current regulations in each particular area, so they can advise you on the best exterior door products, according to your home’s location.

Do you want to replace your exterior door, even though winter’s here? It’s been found that the cold season is the best time to replace your doors and windows. The team at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun will replace your products efficiently to reduce excessive heat loss, in addition to offering you a flexible schedule, given the lower number of installation requests. You can also take advantage of some great discounts offered by suppliers, who like to keep production rolling, even during the winters. Contact us for more details.

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