How to Know When Your Front Door Needs Replacing

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Your front door is one of the first things visitors see when they visit your home. It is also a welcome home and a way to shut out the outside world to leave it all behind. Many of us don’t think about replacing our front doors until an accident happens or it has become too tatty to repair however there are some key signs your front door needs replacing and we’ve included these alongside some reasons to replace your front door below.

How Do I Know When My Front Door Needs Replacing?

There are a few key signs to look out for to know when it is time to buy a new front door. One of the more obvious ones is aesthetics. If you can see your front door has had its day, it may be time to replace tatty paintwork and rusty hinges for a new-improved front door style. Whether your front door came along with the house from a previous owner or your tastes have simply changed, a modern front door can completely change the look and feel of your home. Another common issue with older front doors is their insulation quality. Older external doors often suffer from draughts entering in through worn door seals and these can quickly cause your heating bills to rise, particularly during colder weather. Newer external doors can help combat this problem and offer better security, superior style and improved insulation for your home.


Why Should I Replace My Front Door?

Door technology has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years and today’s front door styles are far superior to anything on the market a decade ago. Adding a new front door to your home has a whole heap of benefits. Design-wise, exterior doors now come in a wide array of colours and styles that allow you to fully customise your front door style. Whatever colours and materials you are looking for for your new front door, there is a style to match.

Modern front doors also have the benefit of a whole host of new security features to make your home more secure. New locking systems and strong materials mean that your new secure front door will stand the test of time, no matter what the outside world throws at it. If that wasn’t enough to persuade you to fit a new front door to your home, a new front door will ensure a perfect seal for your front door space and could reduce energy costs in your home. Modern door materials are created to withstand any type of weather and to help insulate your home against draughts and other issues that once plagued older front door types.


What New Front Door Styles Are Available?

The world is your oyster when it comes to styling your front door. Whether you are looking for a large front door design that has the wow-factor or you are looking for a more simple front door style to welcome you home after a long day, there are a wealth of options to choose from. You can even design your own front door with our online door designer tool.


Types of Front Door Styles

Whilst there are a wide range of door types for your home, three of the main types of front door include Solidor, Residor and UPVC front doors. Each of these door styles works brilliantly as an entrance to your home and offers superior security features to keep your home safe.

With a dazzling array of colours, high-quality materials, designs and glass options for your new UPVC front door, the choices are endless. UPVC front doors are designed with a layer of CoolSkin heat-reflecting foil to protect your door year-round and offer both traditional front door and modern front door styles to fit your tastes. Residor front doors are also a perfect choice for security-conscious homeowners and offer a £1,000 break in guarantee and the most up-to-date security testing on the market. Lastly, Solidor front doors provide industry-leading solid hardwood timber core composite doors that exceed in energy-efficiency and high-security features whilst being available in a wide selection of colours and styles to match your home.


Replacing Your Front Door

Replacing your old front door with a new front door is a fantastic way to secure your home and increase the energy efficiency of your home for years to come. If your door is starting to let in draughts or is looking increasingly worn, a new front door could give your home a new lease of life. Take a look at our selection of new front doors now to see how a new front door could improve your home. If you already have an idea of the type of front door you are looking for, contact our team now to get started or use our online door designer for a free quote.