Home improvements like a new door and installation are an investment, and many homeowners on a budget are afraid to spend too much. Because of this, DIY door installations have begun to rise in popularity. The idea is that homeowners will only have to pay for the door and not the installation. Plus, it can make a homeowner feel quite accomplished if they’re able to do a successful DIY project.
However, DIY door installations can do more harm than good. When an amateur installs an entry door, there could be problems that they don’t notice but that could build up over time. The cost in necessary repairs and potential replacements can make the DIY entry door installation more expensive in the long run than it would have been to hire a professional. There’s a reason why it’s recommended that homeowners hire a professional. Here are a few of the reasons it’s important to have your entry door professionally installed:
Your home should be the place where you feel most comfortable and safe in the world. You should be able to rest easy at night, knowing that you’re more secure there than anyone else. Your entry door is a big part of that. It should be strong and secure enough to keep any potential intruders out so you can be confident in your family’s safety.
At Today’s Entry Doors, we offer fiberglass entry doors because they’re among the strongest on the market. These doors are the most impact resistant, helping to deter home invasion as well as pests. But even the sturdiest of doors can fall apart if it’s improperly installed. A DIY installed entry door might be loose on the hinges, might be crookedly installed, or it could be the wrong fit. All of these things can make your door — and your home — less secure. On the other hand, a professional installation performed by experts who frequently install fiberglass entry doors will ensure that your door is not only secure when it’s installed but will remain so for decades.
Today’s Entry Doors doesn’t just secure your entry door to the door frame. We secure it to the structure of the home, and we reinforce it from the other side, as well. These are just a few of the safe and secure benefits you can enjoy when you work with us for your door installation.
Your entry door is one of the first things that people notice about your home. It draws the eye, and it can make a positive or negative impression on friends, family, neighbors, and potential homebuyers that’s hard to get past. If you plan to sell your home in a few years, or just plan to entertain at your home frequently, your curb appeal should be a consideration.
The entry doors we sell at Today’s Entry Doors are beautiful and come in a wide variety of styles so you can be sure to find something that makes the impression you want to make. But the installation also has an impact on the door’s appearance. For instance, if the door is poorly installed, it could be damaged in the process. If it’s the wrong fit or crookedly installed, this will also make a poor first impression. A professional installation, on the other hand, will look smooth and polished, so everyone who passes your home can be wowed by the beauty of your door.
It’s not just home invaders and pests that you want to keep out of your home. You probably also want to keep drafts out of your home, and keep your heat or air conditioned indoor air from escaping. If you don’t have an energy efficient door, your home will not be very comfortable to live in, and your heating and cooling bills are likely to spike. Energy efficiency will make you more content with your home and with your energy bills.
Fiberglass has excellent R-Value and U-Value, as we’ve discussed in previous blogs. However, as we’ve discussed in this blog, a poorly installed entry door can cause a poor seal. It might be installed crookedly, which can not only damage your door frame but allow too much air through. If the door is not measured to be a perfect fit, it can also be too short, allowing too much room between frame and door.
Your entry door should add to the seal of your home, not break it. An energy efficient entry door, installed by a professional, can do so.
Most entry door professionals are insured with general liability insurance and worker’s compensation. This is so that if something goes wrong on the job, whether the door or frame is damaged or someone on the installation crew is hurt during the process, the insurance company will cover the damage and you won’t be held liable. This is the kind of benefit you can only enjoy with a professional installation crew. If you perform a DIY door installation, you’ll be just as likely — if not more so — to have accidents on the job, but you’ll be held completely liable for those accidents, which can be a hefty cost to shoulder.
A professional entry door installation might seem an intimidating investment, but if you’re on a budget, you can still find a way to make that project work for you. We offer a number of financing plans so that you can find a payment plan that works for you. Through this, you can afford the door you need and the professional installation you need to make it last.
Don’t fall for the promise of cheap DIY projects that might only last a few years, at best. A professional entry door installation is an investment, but it’s an investment that pays off in the long-term. Contact Today’s Entry Doors today for more information or to get started with a free quote.