damaged door handle of front door

Signs that Your Front Door Needs to be Replaced

Noticeable Damage

Exterior doors to homes go through a lot of daily wear and tear. Over years of use, doors can start to become damaged. If you notice any of the following damages, you should consider replacing your door to ensure your home is safe and secure:

  • Dents: Doors with dents not only look bad but can also comprise the strength of the door. It is extremely important to have sturdy exterior doors on your home to ensure that your home is protected from break-ins. Large dents can jeopardize the door’s strength and ability to protect.
  • Rust: Rust can be very damaging to exterior doors. Rust will cause the metal to crumble and deteriorate which can leave your home vulnerable to unwanted guests.
  • Splitting Wood: Wood is a material that looks very nice, natural, and homey, however, it is not the most durable over years of use and exposure to outdoor elements. This is especially true in New England. The drastic temperature changes from winter to summer cause wood to expand and contract which can cause cracks, warps, or splitting.

Hard to Open 

Another tell-tale sign that your front door needs to be replaced is if you are struggling to open or close it. Not only is it annoying and time-consuming to struggle every time you need to leave your house, but it is also an indication that the door has expanded or warped so it no longer fits in the door jamb. 

Spaces Around Your Door

If you notice any light coming through anywhere around the frame of your door, it is time to think about a door replacement. When a door is closed there should not be any gaps. These spaces can cause drafts. Just like with old windows, these gaps and drafts can really increase heating and cooling bills.

You Don’t Like It

The front door is one of the first things you see when you look at a home, which is why you want to make sure you have a door that you like and looks good. If you find your front door to be outdated, ugly, damaged, or weathered, replace it with one that fits your style. Keep in mind that upgrading your front door can also improve your home’s curb appeal drastically.

Contact North Shore Window and Siding

If you notice any of the signs discussed above and want to replace your front door, please contact North Shore Window and Siding. Our team of experts will be happy to work with you to provide you with 100 percent satisfaction. Learn more about all the services we offer. 


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