Did you know that replacing your front door could increase your home’s value by as much as $24,000? Curb appeal is a huge part of a home’s value! If you’re planning to sell your home, a door replacement should be top priority for an upgrade.
Opal Enterprises has been replacing doors in Fox Valley since 2003, plus windows, siding, and many other home exterior projects. Home value isn’t the only reason to replace a door, though. Here are some other reasons you may need a door replacement.
Reducing Energy Bills With a Door Replacement
Illinois has cold winters and hot summers, and that means expensive energy bills. That is, unless you take steps to make your home energy efficient. Exterior doors are a prime place for energy leaks because of the size of the opening and the wear-and-tear on components.
Weatherstripping on doors will fail eventually and need replacement, and over time water damage could cause doors and door frames to warp or rot. Any change from your original door can raise your energy bills from leaking air.
Opal’s door suppliers have new insulated doors rated highly by ENERGY STAR, the government’s program for energy efficiency testing. Replacing exterior doors on your Fox Valley with ENERGY STAR-rated doors will plug up any flaws in your door and door frame, and lower your energy bills.
Security Improvements With Door Replacements
Your front door is the most important point of access into your home. Any flaw in your door could make your home more vulnerable to intrusion, whether because it’s old or because the materials aren’t as strong as they could be.
If you’re worried about the security of your home, an insulated steel door with a reinforced frame will make it much more difficult for intruders to force their way in. The insulation will provide strength and increase energy efficiency, which can be a problem with all-steel doors.
Another option is to have our team reinforce your door frame when we install your preferred door. For a door to function properly, it needs a strong door frame. A frame weakened by time or water will not protect your home from a determined intruder.
Why Hire a Door Replacement Professional?
Yes, it is possible to DIY a door installation, but it can be more difficult than you think. A door frame issue could stop you in your tracks and leave you with an open front door until you figure out the solution. Plus, you could lack the tools and skills to do the job right.
A mistake in a DIY job could cost you more than going to a professional in the first place. Even if you can get your door to open and close, flaws in the install can leave your home vulnerable to pests and to intruders. For something so important to your home, reach out to a professional instead.
By going with Opal, you’ll get professional service at the highest quality in the Fox Valley area. We also back all our work with our lifetime labor warranty. Unless you’re willing to risk more money and potential intrusion, skip the DIY route and call us instead.
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Hire Opal for Your Fox Valley Door Replacement
Our team at Opal Enterprises replaces front doors, patio doors, storm doors, and screen doors in a variety of styles, even custom shapes. There are more options available than you might know and we’ll be glad to show you all our options.
You can start your Fox Valley door replacement by calling us for a free consultation or visiting one of our showrooms in Des Plaines or Naperville. This will let you see our main selections in person before you decide.
You might also wish to look at our door manufacturers for more options. These are ProVia, Andersen, Kolbe, and Alside. We can install any door offered by these manufacturers or create a custom door to meet your specific vision. We look forward to helping you improve your home’s exterior, security, and energy efficiency with a door replacement.
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