Replacing an old front door with a new one may sound like a simple project to complete, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are several things that could go wrong, leading to expensive repairs and lower energy efficiency in your home. Before you grab your hammer, it’s best to leave this job to the professionals.

Beautiful facade of house with front door and window against stone brick wall.

Why Hire a Professional?

While it may sound simple enough to remove the old door and hang the new door in its place, there’s actually a lot more involved in the process. It’s crucial that the new door is properly aligned within the door frame, and getting the door perfectly aligned isn’t as easy as it sounds. Taking shortcuts due to inexperience can lead to major damage to your new door, the door frame, and even the walls of your home.

Another risk you face by not hiring a professional is the potential for injury to occur.  Entry doors are meant to be heavy for a reason (to protect your home), but that heaviness also means they’re awkward and can be difficult to maneuver, especially on your own. If the door isn’t properly leveled when installed, the locking latch won’t align and there will be gaps at the top and possibly the sides of the door, resulting in loss of energy efficiency, and that’s not all.

Free Consultation and Estimate

Most professional home exterior companies offer a free consultation to better understand your needs and provide you with a detailed cost estimate in writing to make budgeting for your home exterior project a less stressful process.

Higher Quality Products

If you’re looking for high quality, industry-leading products, there’s no better person to help you find what you’re looking for, than your local replacement entry door professionals. They can help you find the perfect door to compliment your home.

Outstanding Customer Service

Another benefit to hiring a professional is having all of the messy, backbreaking work done for you in a safe and timely manner by skilled professionals who will make sure you’re satisfied with the final outcome.  You don’t know what you don’t know, and someone in the business can help answer questions you don’t even know you had.

Exclusive Warranties

Another benefit to hiring a professional for your new door installation is they usually provide exclusive warranties on their products and services. Some companies may also offer coverage on workmanship for at least a year or longer. Another thing to consider is many manufacturers actually require that the door be installed by a professional company in order to guarantee the product warranty. Attempting to DIY your new door can potentially void out the warranty.

Better Energy Efficiency

One of the most compelling reasons to hire a professional for your new exterior door installation is if your front door isn’t properly installed, this could result in energy loss and higher utility bills.

Attempting to DIY a front door installation often results in these insulation errors which can lower your home’s energy efficiency:

  • Caulking errors due to not caulking properly or using the wrong caulk or sealant.
  • Forgetting window tape across the bottom seal.
  • Not getting the correct amount of insulation on the top and sides, as well as an improper balance of insulation overall.

Your Home Would Look Great with a New Front Door

Save yourself the hassle and hire Armorvue Home Exteriors-your local, trusted, home improvement professionals you can count on for superior customer service and products. Call us today for a virtual appointment to discuss a new door or any other exterior home improvement projects you have your eye on.