4 signs that show it's time to replace your doors

It is often difficult to determine when your doors need replacing therefore they frequently become overlooked during home improvement projects.

However, to help you make the right decision we’ve highlighted four common signs that show it’s time to upgrade your doors.

#1 - Difficult To Open

Difficulty opening, horrible squeaking noises or a limited range of movement are all signs it’s time to replace your door. It’s likely that you’ll first notice a physical change if it requires more effort to open and close your door, which reduces practicality and can become an inconvenience.

In addition to this, other things to keep an eye on are the hinges as they may have loosened over time and if your door is sticking or closing by its self as this can create a health and safety hazard.

#2 - Air & Noise Is Seeping Through

Your door should help to shut out noise and retain heat. However as your door begins to age, you may start to notice cold draughts and sound seeping through.

If this occurs, start by taking a closer look at your door as there could be an issue with the frame. Gaps between your door and its frame are an unfortunate by-product of environmental factors, age and lack of maintenance.

#3 - Visible Damage

The most obvious sign that your doors need replacing is if they have any visible damage. For instance, a crack or dent to your door poses a potential security risk that compromises the safety of your family and your belongings.

Although doors are designed to last for decades (if they’re properly maintained), over time as they are subjected to environmental factors such as damp conditions and torrential rain this can result in mould, rot and decay.
In extreme cases, when this moisture is combined with sunlight it can lead to a misshapen door.

At Composite Doors Yorkshire security is our top priority. That’s why we ensure all our composite doors feature:

  • An Astral S anti-pick lock system.
  • A 48mm thick solid timber core.
  • A secure Kommerling outer frame, reinforced with galvanised steel for additional security.

#4 - Aesthetics

A door not only keeps your property safe and secure but it also creates the first impression of your home. Even if your door is fully functional and working as it should, it’s still worth looking out for rusty hinges and cracked paintwork, which can be unsightly.

Replacing your doors can give your property character, significantly improve the overall aesthetic and help create a friendly and welcoming entryway into your home. Choose from our wide range of foil-laminated colours to design a bespoke finish for your composite door.

It’s time to consider getting your door replaced if you have experienced any of the signs we’ve discussed above. Get in touch with our team today to get a free, no-obligation consultation.