If you’re like many homeowners in the Kansas City area, then your door has probably taken a few hits from the elements over the years. Between hot summers and bitter winters, your door’s paint may be fading, and the seal might not be as strong as it once was. So if you are wondering whether your door is still providing the same level of support it did when you first brought it home, take our Do I Need a New Door quiz!
Even if your door appears okay, there are still various reasons why investing in a new entry is a good idea. When you’ve finished reading today’s entry, feel free to request a no-obligation door installation estimate! With an unwavering commitment to quality and glowing reviews from every customer we serve, we provide you with the confidence and assurance you need to invest in your home.
Why You Should Invest in an Entry Door Installation
We proudly carry and install ProVia fiberglass doors, which are widely considered the best doors on the market. With their patented AccuGrain™, homeowners can have the look and texture of wood without the high cost or maintenance. In addition, their state-of-the-art steel and fiberglass doors come in various pleasing colors and style options to suit everyone’s taste.
Security is perhaps the most crucial reason why you should invest in a new entry door. Older locks are much easier to pick than contemporary models, and doors that have been through years of wear and tear are surprisingly easy to circumvent. New doors, on the other hand, come equipped with the latest advances in security technology. If a new entry door doesn’t quite put your mind at ease, consider adding a storm door as a well. You’ll sleep better knowing that you have an extra layer of security protecting the front of your home.
Much like your windows, your entry door is one of the first things people will see as they approach your home. Unfortunately, whether they’re just passing by or walking up to knock at the door, a shoddy entry door with scuffs and scratches makes a poor first impression.
Suppose you plan on selling your home in the foreseeable future. In that case, you should also consider that an entry door installation could give your listing an advantage over the competition in the area. For example, you can use it as the cover photo in your listing or impress buyers when they schedule an in-person tour!
Just like your windows, your door is an area that may be contributing to energy loss. Older glass packages may not offer the same level of protection as ProVia’s ComforTech™ glazing packages. Additionally, small cracks and breaks in the seal allow air in and out of your home with ease, and you’ll likely see an increase in your monthly energy bills as a result.
The candle test is one of the easiest ways to check your current entry door’s seal. Start by lighting a small candle, and then move it along the perimeter of your door. If the flame is steady, then your door probably isn’t letting in air. However, suppose the flame begins to dance and flicker. In that case, it’s time to think about either resealing your door or purchasing a new one altogether.
To learn more about your energy use, consider performing a whole home energy audit.
According to the 2021 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling, entry doors have a strong Return on Investment of over 60%. Replacing an entry door with steel can expect a slightly higher return of at least 65% over the 60% ROI of fiberglass. Both steel and fiberglass, however, provide opportunities to recoup the upfront cost of purchase.
At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, we know that investing in your home is a big decision. However, you need to know that the company you choose will provide you with exceptional products, outstanding service and be willing to help after installation. As Kansas City’s go-to window, siding, and door company, our mission is to provide every customer with the confidence to invest in their home. How do we do that? Blue Springs Siding and Windows provide a lifetime guarantee for our products and service. So, if something goes wrong, you can count on us to make it right.
Are you ready to get started with an entry door installation? Please fill out the form below or give us a call to get started! We look forward to working with you.
Updated from December 19, 2018