How Entry Door Replacement Can Impact Your Home’s Value
Are you looking for home improvement projects that can have a tangible impact on the value of your home? Consider an entry door replacement project. New steel doors can improve your home’s curb appeal and make it more secure.
Here’s what you need to know about exterior front doors and home values.
According to this study, homeowners in the West South Central region of the U.S. receive a 64.5% return on investment when completing a steel entry door replacement project. In fact, this is the fifth-highest project on the list of those that give the most significant return on investment.
Why a New Door Makes a Difference on the Value of Your Home
Why does a home’s value improve with new steel front doors? Here are some possible reasons.
New front doors increase your home’s curb appeal.
It’s strange to think that a door can go out of style. However, drive through some newer neighborhoods to compare your old door with newer styles. You’ll be able to tell the difference right away.
Also, when you purchase a new front door, you can select a color to complement your house paint color (or siding color). The exterior of your house will have a more cohesive look, further improving your entrance.
Buyers will notice this updated entryway on photos of your home and may be more likely to ask to tour your property for sale.
Curb appeal makes a huge difference. Don’t believe us? These numbers don’t lie.
New steel doors offer excellent energy efficiency.
According to the Department of Energy, steel and fiberglass-clad entry doors have the greatest R-values. (The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness of exterior doors.)
This government website states that a “1-1/2 inch (3.81 cm) thick door without a window offers more than five times the insulating value of a solid wood door of the same size.” After all, modern doors are made with thermal barriers, insulating adhesives, and foam filling that significantly reduce heat loss.
We know that it’s unpleasant to think about someone invading your home. However, improved home security is one of the other benefits of buying a new front door. Rigid composite lock blocks that reinforce the maximum-security deadbolt of an exterior door offer peace of mind to homeowners.
Quality installation makes a difference.
When replacing your front door, hire a qualified professional for the project. After all, there’s more to replacing a door than making sure it fits the space.
The installer who comes to hang your door is also responsible for replacing your trim and installing secure locks and durable hinges. Your best option for a reliable, durable, beautiful entryway is to hire a professional to replace your door.