Your front door is not only the gateway to your home, it also constitutes a large part of your home’s street appeal and, for better or worse, says a lot about the rest of your home, regardless of whether it’s true or not. Your door needs to be sturdy enough to keep the elements and intruders out, and also needs to look great for prospective homebuyers and even just to meet your own high standards. If you are thinking about door replacement services because the old door is looking a little worse for wear, below are 4 signs that you might need a replacement.
Sticky door or difficult to close
If you notice that your door has become noticeably more difficult to close or sticks when trying to open it, this is a telltale sign that it no longer fits properly in the frame. Over time, depending on the material of your door, changes in temperature and just the decomposition of wood can warp the shape of your door beyond all recognition, and over time it is just going to get worse.
Exposed areas down the sides and at the top/bottom
Many people seek door replacement services when they start to see exposed areas down the sides, or when there is a noticeable amount of light coming through the top or bottom. This can be due to a range of factors, including the basic warping of the material (as mentioned above) or a loss of material due to rot from mould and mildew.