Like your residential roofing system, your entry door has a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. It’s one of the first things people see when they visit your home, so it can either make or break that first impression. When replacing your entry door, ask these key questions to ensure you make a sound investment.
1. Is Your Contractor Licensed and Insured?
When hiring a contractor to replace your home’s exterior door, you need to ask if they have the necessary licenses and insurance. This ensures that they are trustworthy professionals in their line of work and will do the job properly. You should also ask how long they’ve been in the business. If they can present a track record of installing exterior doors, you’ll feel reassured that the job can be done according to your needs and preferences.
2. What Type of Door Do You Need?
Choosing a door can feel overwhelming given wide range of options. Look for a unit that meets the energy efficiency and security needs of your home, while also appealing to your sense of style. If you’re not sure what to choose, consult with your door and roofing contractors.
3. Which Types of Locks and Hardware Do You Need?
Security is a major concern for every homeowner, so make sure you choose a unit with solid locking equipment. Your contractor can review the options with you and help you choose the right hardware for your needs.
4. What Kind of Material Should You Choose?
You have three options: fiberglass, wood and steel. Fiberglass doors are the most affordable among the three materials. They’re also low maintenance, energy efficient and extremely durable. There are some fiberglass options that mimic the look of wood.
Meanwhile, wood doors are your best choice if you’re looking for something that’s more classic. However, they’re more expensive than fiberglass, and require significant maintenance.
If you want a material that’s extremely strong, a steel door is your best option. Steel doors are durable and can be painted in any color. They’re also an affordable choice and are very energy-efficient.
When it comes to residential and commercial roofing, you can trust Sprague Construction Roofing to get the job done right. Call us today at (406) 534-1222 or fill out our online form for more information. We serve clients in Fort Collins, CO, and Cody, WY.