[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re like most homeowners in Woodland, chances are you like to avoid extra expenses whenever possible. Unfortunately, this mentality can result in prolonging necessary repairs and replacements in your home. But when your outdated entry doors need replacing, the number of benefits that come with the replacement easily make the expense more of an investment. While your door may be in “one piece” and doesn’t show any signs of obvious damage, there are still a number of things to look out for to help you know whether or not you need to replace your entry doors.

Opening and Closing Your Door Takes Some Serious Muscle

While it is common for hinges to rust and need oiling over time, there are a number of factors that affect how easily you can open and close your entry door. For example, wood entry doors have a tendency to hold moisture over time, causing them to become “swollen” and no longer fit their frame the way they once did.  This is most noticeable during the winter when doors tend to hold onto excess moisture.

Your Energy Bill Continues to Rise

If you’ve noticed a climbing energy bill, despite making the necessary steps for a “greener” home, chances are your doors are to blame. According to the American Energy Association (AEA), up to 60% of the energy wasted in the average American household escapes through its windows and doors. That adds up to an expensive bill if your doors are no longer insulating your home the way they should be. The cause could be anything from weather damage to age, but replacing the door could result in saving hundreds of dollars on your annual energy expenses.

Your Home Has Recently Been Broken Into

If you have recently been the victim of a break in, replace your Woodland, CA front entry door even if there is no noticeable damage. A break in indicates outdated security damage, or internal damage to the door that makes it easy to maneuver from the outside.

You Plan On Reselling Your Home

While it’s less of a sign and more of a long-term investment, it’s important to keep in mind that every aspect of your home plays a major role in its final resale value. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, we strongly recommend speaking with a real estate agent or visiting local open houses to learn what’s considered standard in your area.

Have you noticed one or more of the signs above in your home? If so, it may be time to speak with a Rocket Door expert. Our experts are here to answer any questions you may have while introducing you to our collection of luxury entry door options. You can even receive a free at home consultation to get a better idea of what the project would entail. To speak with an expert today or schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 707-689-5147 or visit our showroom floor located at 1639 E Monte Vista Avenue #L103 Vacaville, CA 95688.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]