When people think about projects that affect the value of their home they think kitchen and bathroom remodeling then check down from there: new windows, backyard deck, finished basement etc etc. Something that almost never makes the average homeowner’s list of projects that will bump up their home value is the door. But replacing an old worn out door should be at or near the top of their to-do list because a new door can be an incredibly cost-effective way to add to a home’s bottom line. In this post we’ll talk about the whys and hows of entry door replacement.
The Value of New Entry Doors for Regina Homes
You pass through it every day on the way in and out of your home but chances are you don’t give it much thought. It’s the door. It’s supposed to look a little worn. No, actually it isn’t and if you take the time to replace it you’ll be doing your entire home a favour. Here’s why:
- Aesthetic Value: The entryway is the focal point of your home’s exterior. It’s the place the eye is drawn to by both sightlines and intuition. It’s also the first close up experience visitors have with your home. They walk up to the front door, ring or knock, and take the measure of the entryway while they wait for the door to open. If the door is in shabby shape it will drag down the impression of the entire exterior.
- Security Value: An old weathered door is the burglar’s best friend. Police stats from around the country show that nearly ⅓ of all home intrusions occur through the front door. An old, worn out door on a rotting wooden frame is incredibly easy to kick in or pry open using a crowbar. When you install a new steel door and frame from Weatherpro you eliminate one of the main entry points for criminals and make your family’s life safer and more secure.
- Bottom-line Value: A new entry door is the most cost-effective home improvement project you can undertake, with an ROI of nearly 100%. That’s a better ROI than kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, a new roof or any other home improvement project. That’s because a new door, particularly a new steel door, makes the home more physically attractive, more energy efficient (oh, we didn’t mention that?) and much safer.
- Final thought: When some homeowners hear what a great, cost-effective project entry door replacement is they try and maximize their return by installing the biggest, fanciest door they can find. Mistake. The door needs to blend in aesthetically with the rest of the home or it becomes a drag on value instead of an enhancement. Keep that in mind when shopping for new doors in Regina.
For more information about the best selection of entry doors in Regina call the folks at Weatherpro on 306-700-5175. They’ll help guide you to the perfect door or doors for Regina homes and take everything into consideration, including your budget and the weather. Call us today.