GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- For years, Remodeler’s Magazine has been charting the return on investment of 10 remodeling projects and replacing your front door has consistently come in #1 or #2. There are several reasons for this:
- This is a relatively inexpensive investment that will immediately make your house look better, increasing its curb appeal.
- The use of durable, low-maintenance materials appeals to homebuyers who increasingly are looking to reduce both the operating and maintenance cost in their homes.
- And it’s really considered part of maintaining your home rather than a discretionary splurge.
- This is not an ambitious project, vanity project. You are simply replacing worn products, bringing your home to a more modern look without increasing its footprint.
Wood, steel and fiberglass are the main materials used in doors. Depending on your location, for instance Lake Michigan, a steel or fiberglass door makes more sense than a wood one. There are endless styles and colors to choose from, without or without windows and sidelights. The style of your home will determine the style of the door.
Proper installation is crucial, especially in terms of the energy efficiency the new door will provide. This could be a DIY project but if you’re not comfortable considering, call me and I can put you in touch with a contractor.
As with most things, price does indicate quality and there are doors to fit pretty much any budget.
While there are no longer any tax credits for replacing doors and windows with more efficient models, that shouldn’t keep you from replacing your front door this spring!
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