When you are comparing prices for a new front door installation, you may think that you can save some money by installing the door yourself. It may seem simple and easy to find a tutorial online and you may wonder where the harm is in trying it. While it may be tempting to do so to save money, a new front door installation is a job best left to the professionals. If you are hoping to increase the value of your home, boost curb appeal, and increase the energy efficiency of your home, hiring a professional is an important step in the process.
Installing an Entry Door Yourself Can Cause Damage
If you aren’t experienced at entry door installation, your attempt can actually cause damage to both the door and the frame. Entry doors are heavy and awkward. Any incorrect steps during the process can knock the door frame out of alignment, damage the door, or damage your walls. A poor installation can open you up to water damage, which can cause major problems in your door, floor, and walls in the future.
New Front Door Installation is Difficult
Because entry doors are heavy and awkward, installation can be difficult. Balancing the door and placing it at the correct angle are difficult. The door will need to be installed level to line up the locking latch. Caulking the door with the correct combination of caulk and sealant, adding window tape along the bottom seal, and getting the correct amount of insulation along the top and sides are all crucial points in new front door installations. The door needs to be perfectly vertical to avoid sticking, loose hinges, uneven flooring, or damage to the door and frame. A professional has the experience and expertise to make sure that everything is done correctly. They will have the right tools and materials, and if there is any issue with your front door installation, a professional will guarantee their work. If you cause damage by attempting installation on your own, you will be on the hook for the repairs, which will likely negate any savings you achieved.
A Poor Installation Can Cause Energy Loss
Even if it feels like you have gotten the door installed without damaging the frame, door, or walls, it can be difficult to see if the door is installed correctly. If the door isn’t aligned properly within the frame, you may notice the new entry door is drafty and you are able to see light around the door frame. A poorly installed entry door can cause significant energy loss. A proper installation by a professional will ensure that your door is well insulated, sealed, and energy efficient. You will notice the difference in a well installed entry door.
Upgrading your entry door is a great way to increase the value of your home and has a great return on investment. Although saving money is always a good idea, there are plenty of reasons to leave this particular installation project to the professionals. Finding the right professional for your entry door replacement will get your project completed in the best possible way. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment.