Take a quick look at the entry doors your home has. Now think about the vital purpose this door serves. Not only are entry doors the primary entry point to your home, but they are also an area for potential energy loss. If your entry doors are old enough that you have no idea when they were installed, it may be time to start thinking about replacements.
There are really good reasons to make sure your entry doors are up to date. Here is a look at some of the features of modern exterior doors that make them attractive options worth paying for even if you don't necessarily think you need new doors.
Foam Insulated Interiors
Consider the walls of your home and their composition. If they are built properly, they will be composed of several layers of material—the wooden frame, the drywall, the insulation, and even insulative paper sheets. Entry doors from years ago hardly had this kind of fabrication to ward off problems with heat and cold transfer. But, modern entry doors actually are designed with highly insulating foam interiors and layers of other materials.
Magnetic Sealers Surrounding the Frame
Those nagging drafts in the winter around an outdated entry door can be a real problem. These drafts most often come from the area surrounding the door where the door meets the frame. Many homeowners will go to great lengths to keep out drafts from these areas with weather stripping and everything else. However, with modern doors, this is rarely necessary. Many modern entry doors are designed with a tight, perfectly flush construction that has a magnetic seal around the edges to keep drafts from slipping through.
If you take a look at some of the earlier door models that had glass panes implemented in the design, you will see hardly more than a regular old sheet of glass pressed between a wooden frame. This does very little to ward off hot sun rays in the summer and biting cold drafts in the winter. On the other hand, if you find a modern entry door that has glass features, you will find something totally more efficient. Modern doors with glass features usually have glass that is double or triple paned that has the ability to ward off UV rays from the sun and is securely insulated from every direction.
Now that you know about the advantages of new doors, consider swapping out your old ones to reap these benefits and more.