For decades, a door replacement project has been the #1 best remodeling project a homeowner can do in terms of increasing the value of your home. Home Advisor quotes the ROI on an entry door replacement project at 74.9%. That’s a big return!
Tip: Window replacement projects gather a high ROI, too: anywhere between 70.8% and 73.4%.
Because of the significant impact an updated door makes, our owner and exteriors expert, Allen Conner, answered our most-asked questions from more than 40 years of door replacement projects.
Question 1: What Type of Door Should I Choose?
We recommend fiberglass doors to homeowners most often. Fiberglass doors are best for high-traffic entrances, like your front door entry, because they are sturdy enough to handle decades of use. Some homeowners are wary of fiberglass material, not wanting to depart from the look of a classic, real wood door. However, fiberglass doors are designed to look and feel as close to a wood door as possible. Usually, no one can tell the difference and you’re left with a more secure and more weatherproof front entry.
Check out our portfolio of fiberglass doors to see for yourself how beautiful they look!
Fiberglass doors are damage-resistant, staying free from scuffs and scratches decades longer than a wood door would. Wood doors also are susceptible to swelling and shrinking, so we recommend homeowners replace wood exterior doors.
Finally, fiberglass doors are more energy-efficient than wood doors. Their durability keeps them from warping in any way, keeping an air-tight seal for a lifetime. Our installation process includes insulation and weatherstripping for maximum energy efficiency.
After more than 40 years of experience with door replacement, we overwhelmingly recommend fiberglass entry doors.
Question 2: How Can I Maximize My Front Door Security?
The fiberglass doors we install are thought to be much safer than builder-grade wood doors, as they are much more difficult to damage, tamper with, or break down. Fiberglass doors won’t cave to pressure. Fiberglass door frames are secure against break-ins as well as hurricanes and other hazardous or wet weather conditions.
Additionally, we have multi-lock options available to increase security on your new door. These sturdy locks, combined with the strength of the fiberglass material, create a secure front entrance for your home.
Question 3: What is the Timeline for a Door Replacement Project?
Depending on the complexity of the style of door you are wanting to install, installation can occur anywhere between 30 and 60 days from your initial consultation. Some homeowners add decorative windows, sidelights, transom windows, custom hardware and more, so those additional touches can affect the timeline of the installation.
Question 4: What is the Warranty on a Door Replacement?
After more than 40 years in business, our professionalism and the quality of our door installations are unmatched in our industry.
You should be worry-free after your project. At Conner Exteriors, we offer a 100% lifetime labor and material warranty on our door replacement projects. This warranty is our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your replacement door, let us know, and we will make it right.
Question 5: Can I Get an Estimate on a Door Replacement Project?
Once homeowners know the facts about door replacement projects, getting started is a no-brainer. Our process begins with an in-person consultation that includes a free estimate.
Contact us today to get your custom quote!
Add Value to Your Upgrade with Conner Exteriors
Get the best return on your upgrade when you work with our professional, experienced door replacement company. A door replacement project is a great way to update the focal point of your exterior and also improve the security and resale value of your home. Ready to get started? Call us today: 863-647-1561.