We all want our house to look its best and in pristine condition. Did you know that by simply replacing your front door, you can increase your home’s curb appeal?
A Therma-Tru® National Home Valuation Study found that when you update, replace or improve your entry door, you can increase your home’s perceived value by $18,750 on average! Front door replacement consistently ranks among the most valuable remodeling projects in Remodeling magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report,” which evaluates remodeling costs and resale value to determine which projects will give you the greatest return on your investment.
Types of Front Doors
When replacing your front door, you have several choices, including steel, wood or fiberglass. To choose, determine how much the door will be exposed to weather. It’s important to research the durability of the material and the quality of the weather stripping system to make sure the door will hold up and keep air and water out.
A steel entry door combines strength and stability with relatively low cost. A steel door has a well-deserved reputation for security and weather resistance. The downfall of a steel door is that it’s prone to dents and dings that may be difficult or impossible to repair. Also, scratches in the surface may rust.
If you want to add character to your home, a wood door should be your top choice. Wood doors with a natural or stained finish harmonize with all house styles. Of the types of front doors, they are generally the most expensive option. The drawback of wood is that it needs consistent maintenance, especially in harsh climates, or if the door is exposed to moisture and direct sunlight.
Similar to steel doors, fiberglass doors feature an inner foam core that contributes to their light weight and high energy efficiency. Price-wise, fiberglass sits in the middle between steel and wood doors, but outperforms both in terms of toughness and low maintenance. Because fiberglass doesn’t contract and expand with changes in humidity as much as real wood, paint and stains last a long time. They rarely need a touch-up!
Consider Color Options
Material, glass and finish are important, but we can’t forget about color! Do you prefer a bold color, or do you want a more natural look? Therma-Tru’s selection has a door color for everyone’s style that will match your home’s look and feel.
Why Consider Front Door Replacement
If you are looking to get the most out of every dollar you spend on your home, replacing your front door with an attractive new option is a cost-effective investment that can have a big impact.
Stop by our showroom or give us a call today to find your perfect entry door.