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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Replacing Any Door

Updated: Jan 20, 2019

It is very easy to put off an entry door replacement especially if you have other entryways you make use of such as side doors or the garage door. The simple fact is, sturdy as they may appear, your home’s doors have an expiry date, and without proper maintenance or replacement, they will eventually age beyond repair.

Therefore, if you are feeling a draft or there too much noise coming from the outside, including an increase in energy bills, difficulty opening or closing the door then it’s time for a patio door replacement.

Additionally, having the right storm door is important for protection against bad weather, additional light, and ventilation but if it is in derelict condition and simply unpleasant to look at, it’s time talk to a professional like Quality Window & Door in Weymouth , Ma for a storm door replacement. Therefore, avoid the following mistakes:

1. Not choosing the right door replacement contractor

It is not uncommon for homeowners who want a quick job done on their doors to just

choose any contractor that offers a world of good only to leave after having done a sloppy

job. As far as meeting your needs is concerned once you decide to proceed with your entry

door replacement, dealing with an established and reputable company is the place to start so as to ensure a well-designed and professionally completed installation. Keep in mind that in spite of the price you have to pay, you will be making a serious investment in our property value in the long run.

Therefore, do some research and take the time to visit the showroom of your intended

contractor to ensure that their test models and price range appeal to you. Additionally, a

great contractor will provide a free - no obligation- in home estimate to help you

determine how much your entry door replacement will cost before they proceed with any


2. Price decision making

A door should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but it should also be sturdy enough to

withstand strong wind, rain, scorching sun, including would-be intruders, therefore, having a budget in mind matters. Most manufacturers offer dozens of door styles made of different materials and different prices, consider a door that fits in with your budget but also one that will serve you for years to come. This brings us to the next point

3. Choosing the wrong material

Perhaps the most important decision is what your door is made of, and the good thing is some door dealers, and manufacturers let you specify the type of material, panels or glass option you want. Whether you are buying the door by itself or the entire door-and-frame system, security, durability, versatility, as well as affordability should be factors to consider for the purposes of energy saving, smoother operation, and less maintenance. Keep in mind that cheap is expensive, therefore, always choose a better-quality product for your entry door replacement that will not require much maintenance or replacing any time soon.

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