Once you have that new roof installed, chances are you’re going to find that other areas of your home could stand improvement. If your roof is the primary defense against Mother Nature, your doors would probably rank third or fourth on the list. A weather beaten or deteriorated door can be an aesthetic liability not to mention allowing air conditioning or heat to escape from your home prematurely. RoofingProsLocal.com does more than just roof repair and is one of the leading providers of new front entry or patio doors on the market.
As with any home renovation, you want to make choices and decisions that reflect not only your personal tastes and personality, but also offer unparalleled efficiency, both in convenience and environmental concerns. Our network of roofing providers offer several lines of door offerings to choose from such as fiberglass, natural wood or steel. A new front entry door can do much for the visual appeal of your home and in many cases may even contribute to an increase in your home’s value.
New exterior doors often fit better than older ones and the end result is lower heating and cooling costs. New doors are ranked according to energy performance ratings as they relate to your home’s design as well as the local climate. Taking all three elements into consideration helps narrow your selection.
Patio doors are less energy efficient as a rule, because they are largely made out of glass, which is a very poor insulator. Most modern glass doors with metal frames have a thermal break, which is a plastic insulator between inner and outer parts of the frame. Over time the slightly higher cost for these doors is paid back through energy savings. You may also want to consider swinging doors for your patio, as they seal much more effectively than sliding doors.
Sliding doors permit a great deal of air to escape around the weather stripping due to the fact that they have to fit loosely in order to be able to slide properly. After years of use, the weather stripping begins to break down, resulting in even more airflow around the edges of the door, even creating unwanted drafts around patio entrances. While it is possible to replace worn out weather stripping, it is only a temporary fix and you will end up with the same problem again sooner or later.
Unfortunately, doors are one of those home improvement items that many people believe they can do themselves. Making a door fit properly is not always quite so easy. It involves proper alignment, as well as the shimming of jambs and casing in order for the door to fit, open and close properly. A misaligned door will become bothersome very quickly detracting from the enjoyment of your home or business. The pros at RoofingProsLocal.com are able to take care of your door installation needs with a quality job done right.
RoofingProsLocal.com offers quality door installation, along with roof repair, siding and gutter installation and attic insulation. Our nationwide network of providers offers same day service in most cases as well as 24 hour emergency service when the regular business day just won’t cooperate.
RoofingProsLocal.com has qualified, professional service providers in your community. They are licensed, bonded and insured, and certified by the National Roofing Contractors Association.