20 Jul Selling Your Home? Five Reasons to Consider Replacing Your Doors
There are many reasons to consider replacing your doors. If you are selling your home, replacing your doors can be of huge benefit. If your doors have been there for many years, the style and condition may need an update. Even if you are not selling, these reasons may make good sense for your day to day enjoyment.
Whatever your situation, there are a number of good reasons why replacing your doors can be a significant benefit. Here are a few of the bigger reasons we see.
Improving Your Curb Appeal
What is one of the main features of a home that draws the attention of new buyers? You guessed it. It’s your front entry door. The size, color, style and condition of your entry door can make a huge first impression. If you’re selling your home, you want to make sure it’s a good one.
You might be surprised at how much an affordable new entry door can change the first impression. It may also be the difference in how quickly you sell and for how much.
Increasing energy efficiency adds value
We all know how important energy efficiency is today. In addition to being environmentally conscious, we all like to spend as little on energy as possible.
Your doors, especially exterior doors, can play a large role in keeping energy costs down. Newer door technology not only helps the appearance of the home, it also reduces energy loss. This includes both a reduction in air movement through and around your doors as well as the insulating properties of the doors themselves.
Interior doors get worn down
The chances are that your interior doors have been in place since before you purchased the home. Friends, family and pets have probably been using them for years and the wear often shows. All those knocks, scrapes, and nicks add up, even if you don’t notice them.
A coat of paint or stain can help in some cases. In others, it might take a little more work and you can still be left with doors that are somewhat dated. For a modest cost, interior doors can give a fresh new look to your home in a way that buyers will notice.
Patio doors as a feature
Patio doors are both a focal point in the home and one of the most heavily used door in the home. They can offer both great aesthetics and ease of function. They are often the best view from the inside of the house to nature’s beauty outside. Unfortunately, they often take a beating due to very heavy use.
Modern patio doors are often both more durable and more stylish. There are generally more styles, colors and materials than ever before and the many options mean you may find something you love that is very affordable. Since they are such an important home feature, this makes patio doors a very good option for perceived value.
One less thing for buyers to worry about
For new home buyers, the less they have to worry about, the fewer objections they will have to the home. Doors are things that get noticed pretty quickly.
From a stylish entry door that makes a big statement to a panoramic view through a patio door, your doors can greatly improve the attractiveness of your home. Reduced maintenance needs and lower utility costs are also nice selling points that won’t be overlooked.