The comedian Milton Berle once said, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” While he was speaking metaphorically, his point still stands. Doors are our portals to the world and to new opportunities and experiences. They’re also usually the first thing our guests see when they come to visit our homes.
Proper door installation is vital not only to your home’s aesthetic appeal but to its functionality as well. If your front door or garage door has seen better days, you might want to consider new door installation.
Because of its purpose and how much you use it, proper door installation is of paramount importance. In this article, we’ll cover why that is.
When opting for new door installation, hiring professionals to do the job can ensure that your new door is secure. Because of its size and complexity, sometimes installing a door isn’t an easy, paint-by-numbers process. A poorly-installed door can be a security vulnerability and leave your home susceptible to home invasions—and that’s the last thing you want when having your new door installed.
We touched briefly on this above, but your front door is the entrance to your home. It’s what makes the first impression on any guests that you invite over to entertain. People can also usually see it from the curb, and it’s a key piece of your home’s frontward-facing facade. Hiring trained professionals to install your new door can guarantee that it looks great, and your home can make positive first impressions on all those who come to see you.
It’s nearly impossible to achieve 100 percent energy efficiency in your home. It’s inevitable that some of the air used to heat or cool your home will escape and some of the air from the outside will find its way in, but having a properly-installed front door can limit these heating and cooling inefficiencies. A tightly-sealed and properly-installed new front door can make sure you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to heating and cooling your home. This is a plus not only for your wallet but for the environment as well.
Keeps pests out
Proper door installation can safeguard you against potential burglars, but it can also shield you from pests as well. If a new door installation is performed incorrectly, any weak points or gaps can be seen as an invitation by pests to enter your home. Bugs can be an issue during the warmer months, but during the colder months, mice can come looking for warmth as well. An adult mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime, squeezing its way out of the cold and into your home.
Keeps moisture out
Most people have a front door made of wood—and moisture is the eternal enemy of wood. An accurately-installed door can offer a watertight seal, preventing unwanted rainwater, moisture and airborne pathogens from entering your home. This can prevent wood rot and extend the longevity of your front door and its surrounding frame.
Call to have your front door installed today
There’s nothing quite like having a beautiful front door that you’re proud of. If you’d like a new door, call us at Architectural Windows & Doors. We offer top-of-the-line brand-name doors in addition to custom-made wooden doors, so call us for the perfect centerpiece to your home’s exterior today.
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