Doors are vital to your home’s safety, and it is easy to take them for granted. However, doors have a lifespan, and it is important to make sure you replace them on schedule in order to keep your home safe from increased energy costs, pest invasions, and break-ins. Making sure you know the signs that your door is nearing the end of its functionality is critical to maintaining your home’s appearance and security.
Drafts in Your Home
Does your home feel colder than the thermostat reads? Cool air is probably entering your home through the seal around your door. As your door ages, the seal around the frame will begin to warp, allowing more air to escape through.
Scraping the Ground While Opening or Closing
If your door is getting caught on the ground while you open or close it, it needs to be inspected. As your door ages, the material can begin drooping in its frame. Every time you open or close the door, the scraping leads to damage to the floor, scratching the surface and creating indentations that make it easier for insects and small pests to enter your home.
Have you noticed more ants, flies and other pests in your home? Your door may be to blame. If your door cannot close properly, pests can enter your home and create nests, requiring professional removal. If left unattended, some insects can cause structural damage to your home. You can easily put a stop to an impending infestation by installing a new door.
Constantly squeaking hinges can be irritating, but they can also be an indicator of wear and tear. While you can maintain and oil hinges for many years, eventually they will begin to wear down beyond repair. Weak hinges can leave your home more susceptible to break-ins since they will be easier to kick in.
Visible Cracks & Damage
As soon as you begin noticing damage to your door, it is time to begin searching. Visible damage will only increase over time as the door continues to deteriorate, allowing pests and drafts as well as increased safety risks.
Secure & Energy Efficient Replacement Doors in Haverhill, Newburyport, Beverly & Burlington MA
If you are interested in replacing entry doors throughout your home, contact Coastal Industries today. We manufacture our products right in our main headquarters in Haverhill and provide installation services across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For a free estimate, Coastal Industries can be reached by calling 978-373-1543 or by filling out our online contact form.