Tips for replacing front doors
Written by ETO Doors
There will come a time when you will need to replace your front door. It could be because of wear and tear or because you want a change. There are some things to watch out for when you want to replace your front doors.
You have two options when replacing a door. This applies to the front door or even interior doors. The options are to replace only the door, which is the case when it is damaged or worn. The other is to replace both the doorframe and the door. When replacing both components, purchase all components from the same manufacturer. You want to avoid a situation in which an assembler or distributor puts together parts that don’t fit perfectly.
Inspect the weather stripping is sealed properly. Badly applied weather stripping will have an adverse effect on the long-term durability of your door.
Another element to look into is a thermal break. Some high-end steel and fiberglass doors have something referred to as a thermal break. It is exactly like it sounds, it is meant to keep the outside colder or hotter air from being conducted into the interior element. This is achieved through adding a separate strip, vinyl or wood between the exterior and interior panels.
In the long term making the right decisions when choosing your doors will require less maintenance, making it a pleasure to use and save you money.
ETO Doors is a manufacturer of high quality exterior and interior doors for homeowners and businesses. They have a full catalog of doors and accessories available at their website.