Friday, May 29, 2020

Upgrading Entry Doors

A Simple Home Improvement Solution
Have you ever taken the time to stand in front of your house and soak up the view? Most homeowners would hope to see an inviting, vibrant home with features that compliment one another; something that separates itself from every other house down the block.
If you’ve found yourself in this situation and weren’t happy with what you saw, boosting your home’s curb appeal may be easier than you think! Installing a new entry door can upgrade the look of your home without the hassle and cost of a large-scale renovation. As a trusted local contractor, Wilderness Construction wants you to take pride in the overall look of your home and has the knowledge and tools to get you there.
Entry Door Materials
Investing in a new entry door can be a bit of a challenge for someone who is unfamiliar with the options available to them. If the goal is to enhance the look of your home for passersby or just your own family, it’s important to choose a door that will compliment other features of your home – there is no one-size-fits-all solution! If your home features a lot of brickwork or wood trim, you may want to consider a wooden door that matches the theme you’ve already established. For a sided home, a better option might be a brightly colored steel door that’s contrast really pops, drawing the eye toward your main focal point. Some of the most common materials used for entry doors include: wood, metal (steel), & fiberglass. Each of these options features their own unique benefits all while protecting your home from the elements and providing improved security.
Entry Door Styles
Once you’ve chosen the material that will best compliment your home’s existing features, you’ll want to think about the style of door that will fit in the space along with decorative elements. Will you need sidelights to fill the space where a double door once lived or vice versa? Would the interior of your home benefit from natural light coming in beyond the door through large panes of glass, or do you need something solid to complete the look you’re hoping to achieve? Lastly, which hardware options should you choose to tie everything together? These are all great questions our entry door experts will be happy to help you answer!
Know When A Door Upgrade Is Necessary
While upgrading your home’s front door can purely be a cosmetic decision, there are most definitely situations where a door may need to be replaced due to age or poor functionality. Keep an eye out for these issues, as they may be a sign your front door could fail:
• Cracking
• Dents
• Chipping
• Rusting
• Difficulty Closing & Locking
• Poor Energy Efficiency Causing Drafts
Experts In Home Renovation
Once again, while an entry door might seem to be one of the simplest mechanisms in your home, it is often one of the first things a guest is likely to notice, as well as an agent in protecting your family from intruders and high energy bills. We have been helping Washtenaw County homeowners with their home improvement needs for nearly 20 years. From full-fledged home remodels to a simple door replacement, we see the value in transforming your home into the space you’ve always envisioned – let’s talk about how a simple door replacement can be a quick fix in changing the look of your home!

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