3 Facts About Residential Doors That It Could Cost You Not to Know
June 16, 2015
Homeowners often know some of the best ways to boost the curb appeal of their homes: plant some shrubs or flowers, repave the driveway, and make sure the front porch is in good shape. However, they may forget that there is one way to improve not only the outside of the house but the inside, too — by replacing their residential doors and windows with newer, more energy efficient models.
Getting new doors and windows may seem like an unnecessary expense for homeowners, but in fact it can save money over time provide other benefits to the home, as well. Homeowners who aren’t aware of the following benefits of new doors may wind up paying the price if they ignore the facts:
Installing new doors can help save on energy costs.
Today’s residential windows and doors are designed for efficiency. For example, new Energy Star-rated windows can save homeowners between $126 and $465 on their annual energy costs, and windows with low-e coatings can reduce energy loss by about 30 to 50%. Residential doors also have similar benefits in terms of helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption. Older doors can become drafty around the edges, and even placing a draft blocker on the floor may not help the situation. New doors are designed to keep drafts out and heat in during winter and help with cooling during the summer, too.
Replacing old doors with new ones can add security to a home.
Like commercial doors, doors made for homes are also constructed with steel to provide energy efficiency and security. However, these are no clunky steel doors that don’t go with a home’s exterior. These doors can add security and safety to a home. Consider the fact that a home break-in occurs every 13 seconds. Many new doors are designed to make it much more difficult for thieves to break in. These heavy duty doors also can protect a home from high winds or extreme weather without compromising the style of the home’s exterior.
Getting new doors is an easy way to give a home a makeover.
Finally, back to curb appeal: it matters for homeowners, whether they plan on staying in their homes for a long time or selling and moving away soon. New doors are just one of many ways to spurce up the outside of a house. Another is to consider getting new windows, which, incidentally, also add security and energy efficiency to any home.
Need to know more about getting new residential doors or windows for your home? Make sure to speak to an installation service about your options. You can leave a comment in the space provided if you have any questions.