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How a new entry door improves the value of your home

February 21, 2017

When you are in the market for a new house, there are a few things that you will look out for. One of which being the front door. An old or damaged entry door will certainly not have the right effect on prospective buyers. Here are a few ways in which a new entry door can change the way buyers see your home.

Aesthetics
A home with an old entry door has far less curb appeal than one with a new front door. Looks are a huge part of making the sale and getting your asking price. When your front door looks good, it will set the tone for the rest of your house. Approaching an old door will lead potential buyers to think that your house is not properly maintained.

Energy efficiency
Another important factor is energy efficiency. When you have an old door, it’s highly likely that it’s not as energy efficient as it should be. An old wooden door could be warped, or an entry door made from any other material could be so worn that air infiltration has become a serious problem. Remember, it’s not just about keeping your home warm in winter but also cool and comfortable in summer. A new door, once professionally installed, will not allow air in or out which means that your energy bills will be far more reasonable.

Safety and security
An entry door is also seen as a security feature or a security hazard. If your entry door is old, it could be perceived as a risk, and this will make the rest of your home less appealing. A new door, on the other hand, will give possible buyers the sense of security they need. It’s not enough to make your house look good. You also want to feel safe inside, and a quality front door is an excellent investment in this regard.

Cost of replacing the door themselves
With all of these factors in mind, you cannot blame a buyer for considering the cost of replacing an old front door. Although a new door might not cost a fortune, the buyer will see it as an unnecessary inconvenience which means that they will try to sweeten the deal for themselves by knocking your asking price down quite a bit. A better option would be to have the door replaced yourself so that you don’t need to worry about getting less than you should for your home. As buyers walk through your home, they are bound to find a few things they don’t like or want to change. Don’t let the first thing they see (your front door) be number one on this list of home improvements. Otherwise, you could find yourself short-changed at the end of the day.

For quality entry doors at affordable prices, contact Alma Windows and Doors. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with a free estimate and any further professional advice. Call (416) 661-9915 today.

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