Should I replace the doors in my house?

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Offers Advice on Replacing Interior and Exterior Doors

orange wood door with wreath

If you live in an older home, you may notice wear and tear on your interior and exterior doors. One way to spruce up a home for resale, or as part of an overall remodel, is to replace the aging doors. There are several things to consider when searching for appropriate replacements.

An exterior door replacement is an opportunity to add a splash of color, to up the elegance quotient, or to add additional windows to let in more sunlight. The front door is one of the first things visitors notice about your home, so you don’t want to miss an opportunity to make a good first impression.

The front door should reflect the architectural style of the home, in addition to making a statement about your personal taste. It should also provide security and protection from the weather. Other exterior doors, like garage service doors and patio doors, should still be substantial and secure, but may include options like French doors and sliding glass doors.

Interior doors are also important to the overall look of your home. Replacing interior doors can help tie things together visually from inside, especially for homes that have already been through a renovation or two and may have a variety of styles and colors. Creating a consistent look, at least on each floor of the home, can improve the visual flow.

Interior door options are plentiful; you can choose from solid wood, hollow-core, engineered wood, bi-fold, fire-resistant, pocket, accordion, and French doors. The heavier the door, the better it will reduce sound transmission. Pocket doors, which slide into the walls, work well in small spaces.

If you need information and assistance in selecting and installing new interior and exterior doors, call the professionals at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale. They’ll do the work quickly and correctly to help upgrade your home. For more information, please contact:

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale

245 W. Roosevelt Road #69

West Chicago, IL