When it is time to replace any door in the home, it is essential that this is done with some planning and consideration. Otherwise, the wrong door can be installed, which can potentially cause serious problems.
Depending on the number of doors that are going to be installed, a homeowner is wise to investigate bulk purchasing. There may be significant savings if several doors are going to be purchased.
Replacement doors come in a variety of different materials. Wood, metal and aluminum are all used in the manufacturing of doors. Wooden doors offer a unique look to the home, but need to be painted or stained regularly to ensure a durable finish. These doors also have the potential to warp and rot in certain weather conditions.
Fiberglass and composite doors offer a decent amount of protection, and are lightweight. Because of the materials, there is nominal upkeep that is required.
Steel doors are often popular. They are highly durable and do not need as much regular care as a wooden door. With steel doors, the construction on the interior is important. Some doors are made with metal internal frames, while others have wooden frames. If security is an issue, a stronger metal frame is best. This will add weight to the door, and may not be able to be hung in all types of frames.
If the door features any glass, this is a potential area where heat can escape. A window that features a double pane glass is acceptable. Being able to get one that has triple pane glass is going to be the most efficient model.
In addition to the type of glass used, many doors will carry an Energy Star rating. This basically means that the door is energy efficient and will help to save money when it comes to heating and cooling bills. In some locations, a homeowner can also receive tax credit when installing such a door.
The hope is that the new door is going to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Having a decent warranty on the door can certainly help when it comes to manufacturer defects and certain types of damage. Each manufacturer will offer varying warranties. The best one will be a lifetime guarantee. Even with this guarantee, still be certain to go over all of the specifics to know exactly what is covered and what is not.
Many people may believe that this is the most important feature when it comes to choosing a door. It is more important to find an energy efficient door with a great warranty and then hopefully find one in the right style. Most companies will offer a great variety of options, so a homeowner should be able to find the door that looks great and fits into the style of the home perfectly.
Purchasing replacement doors can be an easy chore of these simple things are kept in mind. In no time, new and attractive doors will be installed in the home.
This guest post was written on behalf of Casa Bella Windows and Doors Toronto.