When properly installed, exterior doors can boost your home’s curb appeal and increase its value. There are also different factors you need to consider when choosing doors for your home aside from looks.
Focusing on the Looks
There are many beautiful exterior doors available today, but attractiveness isn’t the only thing on which you should focus. Consider energy-efficient options and ones that are ideal for your climate. Energy-efficient doors and windows can help in reducing your heating and cooling costs. Low-emissivity glass coatings can reduce infrared radiation while inert gas fills can boost your door’s U-value.
To ensure your new doors perform well and last long, leave their installation to experts. Keep in mind that faulty installation can result in energy loss, reduced indoor comfort and even early failure of the unit. Make sure to hire a skilled contractor for your project.
Ask your family, friends and neighbors for referrals. Before hiring an installer, do your research, visit their website, and read reviews.
Proper planning can contribute to the success of your door replacement project. Before starting with your project, create a list of what you like and don’t like. Take note of your area’s climate and sun exposure.
Set a realistic budget. You can get an idea about your project cost by obtaining estimates from contractors. Also, you’ll need to make a timeline for your project, which you should work out with your contractor.
Renewal by Andersen® of Midwest is one of the area’s most trusted door and window replacement companies. We offer some of the most energy-efficient windows and doors in the industry, all backed with a comprehensive warranty. Give us a call at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.