Door Replacement: 3 Things To Know Before Buying

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

Front door replacement is something you will have to look into at some point during your tenure as a home or business owner. Dings, dents, and peeling paint are relatively easy fixes, but small issues with your door can lead to bigger overall issues in your home. You need to make sure your home is protected from the weather and potential intruders. Even if you might regularly enter your home through the garage or a side door instead, front door replacement is generally necessary every 30 years as a result of regular wear and tear. When that time comes, contact Budget Windows & Doors - we ensure our services are tailored to meet your requirements.

Door Replacement: 3 Things To Know Before Buying

It's important to have a sense of what you want and need when looking into a door replacement. Read on to discover our tips to make this home update as smooth as possible.

1. Know Your Style

A door replacement presents an opportunity for a quick and cost-effective refresh on the look of your home. Your front door is a focal point of your home, so an upgrade means instant curb appeal. A stylish and functional door not only shuts out weather and holds in home energy, it also increases your home’s value.

Today’s doors are built with durable materials and insulation, which are integral to eliminating drafts and reducing street noise - plus, they look amazing too!

Take some time to consider the type of material you want - wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or vinyl, for example. Don't forget to think about your colour preference, whether you want to add windows to your door design, and the look of your door handle, all of which should fit with the overall look of your house.

A door replacement presents an opportunity for a quick and cost-effective refresh on the look of your home.

2. Know Your Dimensions

As with any project in and around your home, it's important to assess the specifics of your door. Exterior doors for residential homes are generally pretty similar, but even small variations can make replacement more challenging and costly.

The standard height for both exterior and interior doorways is 80 inches. In the construction industry, this is often stated as 6/8, which means 6 feet 8 inches. Oversize exterior doors, however, are sometimes 84 or 96 inches tall.

Standard doorway widths vary from 18 to 36 inches and are available in 2-inch increments. For example, commonly available widths include 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 inches. The most common size for exterior doorways is 36 inches wide, although 30 and 32-inch-wide doorways are also common.

When working with Budget Windows & Doors, you will receive a personal client consultation. During the consultation, we are able to determine the true needs of your project – conscientiously aware of time and budget constraints that could potentially be a deterrent moving forward. We will adapt to and grow with your projects, contribute to and possibly further enhance your vision, and deliver on time and on budget!

As with any project in and around your home, it's important to assess exactly what you need.

3.Learn About The Warranty

When you get a door replacement, the piece itself should come with some assurance of quality over an extended period of time. Make sure whoever is installing it for you passes along that information so you know who to contact if the door itself proves to be problematic.

On top of that, the installer should offer a warranty when it comes to the work done on your home. Budget Windows & Doors, for example, offers a 10-year workmanship guarantee.

Trust Budget Windows & Doors With Your Door Replacement

With over 20 years of experience, we take great pride in our work and place special emphasis on customer satisfaction. Regardless of the size and scope of your project, owner and president Robert Lindner will personally meet with you, listen to your ideas and needs, and make experienced suggestions and recommendations.

Our highly trained professionals will then take great care in replacing windows and doors, backed by our 10-year workmanship guarantee.

What Budget Windows & Doors customers are saying:

"Dealing with Budget Windows and Doors has been a refreshingly positive experience. From the initial site visit and estimate, to completion, my expectations were exceeded. Robert was polite and honest and his installer Lavern, is a master of his craft. The windows are top quality, attractive and Ontario-made. They ensured that everything was to my satisfaction including cleanup after the work was completed I would be happy to recommend Budget Windows and Doors for excellent work and a personal touch." - William Wirtz

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