The functions of a door cannot be overemphasized. These functions range from security to reflecting your personality to friends and strangers alike. Therefore, ensuring the integrity of your front door is just as important as ensuring your and your family’s safety. While some might contend the use of the front door because of garage doors and rear entries, they are still quite important and should be looked after.
Without further ado, here are four ways to identify if your front door has outlived its purpose and needs to be replaced.
A damaged lock on your front door.
A malfunctioning lock is a security risk, and you will want it replaced as soon as possible. It is possible that you need to upgrade your previous lock system if it was traditional. Since some of these lock systems require you to replace the whole locking system, you may want to install a new, more structurally sound door to go with your newly upgraded lock system.
If your door begins to show heavy signs of water absorption.
Depending on your type of door, water could be a severe problem for you. Wooden doors, in particular, could become weaker with more exposure to water. Eventually, it would fall apart, and you would have to look for better replacements.
When opening your door has turned into a daily workout routine.
It might be time to change your door if you have a hard time opening and closing it. You should be able to open and close your front door quickly. It is a sign that your door is expanding, contracting, or warping if it sticks in the jamb. This causes your door to no longer fit into the door jamb properly. If you’re experiencing this issue, you need to upgrade your door.
When your door has been battered by age and is simply out of commission
Age is not always kind to doors, and an aging door could become a problem for you. If you find that the door you have been using has become worn due to its age, it just might be time to get a better door. Leaving an old door in front of your house might be your version of an old fashion statement, but it would not do you or your family any good when it comes to your safety.
Use a professional
Replacing your faulty door might not be a do-it-yourself task if it is not something you have done before. It would be in your best interest to get an expert to help you change your doors.
If you seem to notice any of these signs on your front door and need an upgrade, you can reach out to us at J&J Home Improvement for a suitable replacement. We have an extensive selection of front doors perfect to match the look and aesthetics of any home. Give us a call today!