Whether you are replacing your entry doors for practical or aesthetic reasons, you should make sure that you are getting the right door replacement for your home. Experts recommend looking into various factors like style, color, material and installation method so as to avoid the most common door replacement mistakes.
Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing — one of the most trusted door and window replacement contractors in the area — shares more tips below.
Choosing the Wrong Material
Make sure you’re selecting a door material that’s suitable for the weather conditions common in your area. Check their pros and cons, especially with regards to the kinds of weather that your entry door will be subjected to on a regular basis.
For instance, steel doors are generally more durable than other types of doors. However, heat buildup on these doors (usually due to direct sunlight) can cause their finish to peel and their weatherstripping to break down. Wood, on the other hand, offers a classic and well-loved look, but it can also be susceptible to warping caused by temperature changes.
Using the Wrong Installation Method
Much like window installers, door installers are very particular with the installation method they use since it can affect the performance and longevity of a door. That said, they ensure accurate measurements as well as the proper alignment of bottom plates. They also make sure that the doors have an airtight seal and a functioning flashing system that prevents water infiltration. Check on these things throughout the installation process for your peace of mind.
Selecting the Wrong Paint Color
Bolder colors have become popular for entry doors. And while you are free to take risks when it comes to your door color, make sure that you are doing so while taking note of the overall design of your home.
Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing is comprised of excellent roofers, siding installers and window and door professionals. With our combined expertise in these home improvement services, you can rest assured that your project will be carried out to a high standard. Call us at (512) 550-0000 (Austin) or (210) 906-0046 (San Antonio) or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.