The front door is one of the first things people notice about a home. Your entry door is a focal point, which means it can affect your home’s entire vibe. It has a large impact on your curb appeal. But door design is more than just an aesthetic concern; it is also important in other aspects.
A Common Mistake: Choosing the Exact Same Door for Replacement
Some homeowners make the mistake of choosing to install the exact same kind of door as the one they are planning to replace. This may seem the most logical decision to make, but doing so may do more harm than good. Here are some of the reasons why:
- You’re giving up the chance to benefit from manufacturing advancements – Today’s doors are not only designed to look good, but also to be extra durable and energy efficient. You can now find door frames made out of different materials than from wood, such as fiberglass, composite and engineered wood, which offer outstanding durability and insulation.
- The door will limit your options for other home improvement projects – If you do not veer away from your old door’s design and make, it may be difficult for you to explore other improvement ideas as well. You will be limited to aligning everything else with your home’s old design.
- It could be difficult to find the exact same door – If you have a considerably old home or an ancestral home that you want to restore, and you are really bent on finding a replacement door that is exactly the same as the old one, you may find it a challenge to do so. But if you open yourself up to other options, you may find a contractor that can customize a replacement door for you — one that looks like the old door but is equipped with modern features.
In the next post, we’ll take a look at the importance of door security and why you should never take it for granted. Stay tuned!