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Common Errors to Avoid When Replacing Your Entry Door

There are various reasons that could prompt you to replace your entry door. Typically, it is due to signs of damage or normal wear. But sometimes, it can also be due to a desire to boost your home’s curb appeal. Regardless of the reason behind your door replacement project, make sure that you are getting the right entry door for your home. It is highly recommended to consider a door’s style, color, installation method and material. But apart from that, it is also important to take note of any common pitfalls and avoid them.

Common Errors to Avoid When Replacing Your Entry Door

 

Here are some tips on how you can avoid some of the most common mistakes when replacing entry doors.

Wrong Material

Specific types of door material perform well in certain climates so you have to ensure that you are selecting a door that is appropriate to your local weather. Local contractors are usually knowledgeable about this, so feel free to ask them about the best options for your home.

Wrong Installation Method

Much like the best replacement windows, high-quality entry doors can be practically useless if the method used in installing them is wrong. That is why it is crucial to hire a window installer who is experienced in working with the type and brand of door that you want. This can give you peace of mind, especially since reliable contractors will ensure accurate measurements and the proper alignment of bottom plates. They will also check if your new door has an airtight seal as well as a properly functioning flashing system that can prevent water infiltration.

Wrong Color

If you’re tired of the typical neutral colors of entry doors, you can certainly opt for a bolder shade this time. However, even though you are free to make bolder color choices for your door, remember that your chosen paint color should still complement or blend well with your home’s current architectural style and color scheme.

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri has several years of experience in providing top-notch residential window replacement services. We are committed to providing quality products and professional installation to every homeowner. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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