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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Front Door

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Your front door says a lot about you and the state of your home. Don’t believe me? Check out my article on what the colour of your front door says about you, here. So, if you want to make a good first impression, it is essential your front door is in good condition. However, there are some key signs that your front door isn’t giving a good impression and why it might be time you paid for a replacement…


Your Front Door is Damaged

Damage, decay or warping of your front door is a common sign that your door need replacing. Any damage to your front door can pose a potential security risk, jeopardising the safety of your home, possessions and your family. Although wooden doors can last for decades (if properly maintained), they can be very susceptible to environmental factors and can rot or decay as a result.

When it comes to the longevity of timber, your front door is threatened most by moisture – the primary cause of rot, decay and warping. Moisture can come in many forms, but it mainly caused by rainy weather or damp environments. Moisture that is combined with heat and sunlight can cause the wood to expand and contract – causing misshaping of your door over time which can lead to security risks, draughts, ill-fitting glazing and so much more. If your door is exhibiting any signs of decay, rot or damage, you must get it replaced.


Your Front Door is Difficult to Use

A door that is difficult to open or has poor movement is never a good door. Unfortunately, over long periods of time, the everyday use of your front door can have an impact on longevity and cause movement to become restricted. The door may start sticking, hinges may loosen, and glass panes may start loosening also. All these signs point to the need for your front door to be replaced. In cases like these, your front door has just become old and there isn’t much you can do besides pay for a replacement.


Low to No Temperature Control

You will notice that a good quality door keeps the draughts our, the heat in, and the noise away. However, as your door ages you may start noticing small draughts sifting through when you pass by the front door. If this is the case, take your time to inspect your front door and see whether the wooden frame or draught excluders are the problem. If there are gaps between the door and the frame, it is likely the door has misshapen as a result of environmental factors, poor maintenance, or age. If this is the case, it’s time to replace your front door.


Your Door is Single Glazed

Single glazing is a concern for many property owners as it can threaten the security of your home, cause issues with noise, condensation, and heating, and just be a general struggle. Replacing single glazed doors with double glazing can solve these problems significantly and be a great addition to your home. There are numerous benefits to double glazing and you can read all about them here.


Your Front Door is Not Secure

If you know your front door is not secure, you must get it replaced as soon as you possibly can. An unsecure front door is not safe for your home, possessions or family and can make your property more susceptible to vandalism or break-ins. You must ensure your windows are properly secure with all the essential security additions such as double or triple glazing and secure fittings and fixtures. With a new front door that is fully reinforced and completely secure, you will be able to enjoy greater peace of mind.


Sash Windows London Ltd Provide Front Doors

Here at Sash Windows London we are proud to provide quality and professional front doors for our customers throughout the UK. Whether you require a replacement front door, or you are looking to purchase a front door for the first time ever, our team of door specialists at Sash Windows London are available to help.


Our Company Guarantees

At Sash Windows London, we are proud to offer all our customers the following company guarantees so they know they’re getting the best service possible:

  • 30-year guarantee on timber
  • 10-year guarantee on a paint finish
  • 5 years on ironmongery
  • 10 years on PVCU
  • 10 years on glazing
  • 10 years on fitting

Call Us Today to Find Out More

If you would like to know more about the front doors we sell and install, here at Sash Windows London, give us a call today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with all the information you need to find the most suitable, secure, and durable front door for your home. Give us a call today for more information!

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Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.

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