If You’ve Noticed These Signs Then You Might Need a New Front Door

If You’ve Noticed These Signs Then You Might Need a New Front Door

If You’ve Noticed These Signs Then You Might Need a New Front Door

The ordinary door maker will make an educated prediction as to how long a door will survive, but this should not be taken as gospel. Instead, as your door becomes older, you should begin to notice symptoms that it could be time to replace it. Give Progressive Insulation & Windows a call at (800) 500-6200 if you see any indicators. We are pleased to come out and give you a free consultation so you can learn more about your alternatives.

Is your door not opening or closing as smoothly as it once did?

If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your door, try one of the same tests we propose for customers who are thinking about new windows: It can be opened and closed. Do this not just once, but several times in various weather conditions and at various times of the day.

If the door has been enlarged due to water damage, it will not fit properly in the frame. If the door expands on humid days, it may be leaking air, which might result in higher-than-average energy expenditures. If it scrapes or creaks when opening or shutting, it’s most likely due to a problem with the hinges or the fit. If you detect any of these or other problems, call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200, and we’ll come out and give you a free evaluation.

Put the light test to the test

Another good test is to stand near to the door and take note of what you can see and hear. There should be no light coming from beneath an entry door; if there is, the door is not properly sealed. If you can feel air entering through the bottom of your door when you place your hand there, there is a problem with the seal.

Make use of the flame test

Another easy test is to take a lighted little lighter or candle. Keep it by the door’s bottom. If the flame flickers once it is in front of the door, it has come into touch with a draft, which indicates that your door’s seal is no longer functioning properly.

Take a look at how your door looks

Finally, take a time to examine your front door. Is there any wear and tear on it? Is it evident that it needs to be fixed? There are various tests you can perform to determine if it is technically sound and whether it needs to be changed, but at the end of the day, the way it appears is just as essential as any other factor.

Are you ready to see if your front door needs to be replaced? Contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for assistance. We’ve got you covered with our decades of knowledge, high-quality goods, and great installation services.

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