We put our house on it (pardon the pun) that it fills you with a sense of pride whenever you hear someone talking in glowing terms about where you live.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had praise lavished upon your home, or adulation for it from house guests has always been in short supply, perhaps it’s your front door’s fault.
It may seem a bit short-sighted to judge a house solely on its door, but most of us have been guilty of doing it at some point or other.
Could it be time to show the door to your old front door?
Here’s how you can identify if you should…
A traditional timber door doesn’t react well to the weather. When persistently subjected to the rain, it can cause the finish to wear off, leaving it looking tired, which can consequently affect the overall kerb appeal of a house.
In warm conditions, wood can also expand, making a timber door difficult to open and close. To prevent a wooden door sticking, you may be tempted to plane the edges, but don’t do this as once the wood shrinks back to its original size, you may find that the door no longer sufficiently fits the aperture.
When stood in your hallway, can you feel the cold coming in? This tells you that your door isn’t providing enough insulation and that tiny little gaps have likely formed around the frame. You can use your heating system to counteract these draughts, but this will cost you as your energy bills will become far more expensive.
74 percent of burglars break into homes through the front door (source: MoneySuperMarket). Lock your front door and give it a decent push. Do you notice any give in the door? Even the slightest hint of movement may be a sign that the door isn’t secure and could easily be forced open without a key.
If from this you’ve reached the conclusion that you need a new front door, Amber Home Improvements has an amazing range of replacement front doors on offer, including our newest door collection – Extreme Solid Core Doors. We’ll happily give you a FREE quote for one.
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