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3 Surprising Toronto Front Door Myths

June 17, 2016 0

Your front door is possibly the most important feature of your Toronto home. Contrary to what many people think, the front door is the most common entry point for burglars, according to the Washington Post.

Here are some other tell-tale signs that your front door could use an upgrade:

  • The door is 15 years old or older
  • Your door doesn’t open and close properly
  • Your energy bills are mounting
  • The door is poorly insulated (or not insulated at all)
  • It’s built with cheap or poor quality materials
  • The door has signs of aging or damage like dents, rot or sagging
  • It is so damaged that repairs are not affordable
  • The door subtracts from your home’s appearance.

The good news is that installing an energy efficient door will stabilize internal temperatures and reduce your energy costs. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading your battered old entry door to a new, more efficient model, now is the perfect time! What’s truly effective, and what’s not when it comes to energy efficiency? Here are 3 surprising myths that might change everything you know about front doors:

Myth: Putting rugs or towels around drafty doors keeps the cold air out.
Fact: While the above may seem like a logical short-term solution, many Toronto homeowners don’t realize that the problem of a leaky door stems from a bigger issue: a door that was improperly installed. 

Myth: New doors don’t save that much energy.
Fact: A new replacement door offers significant energy savings. Entry doors from Brock Doors and Windows are designed with advanced insulation technology to seal out the Toronto elements. In addition to being weather-resistant, our doors operate more smoothly and last much longer than old doors. Best of all, they require practically no maintenance!

Myth: The cost to replace a door is more than you will save.
Fact: It’s your choice how much you’d like to spend on energy efficient entry doors. You can choose from a price range that accommodates your budget. Energy efficient doors with Low-E glass and quality insulation provide a thermal barrier between the inside of your home and the outside. This regulates your home’s internal temperature and keeps you from racking up a hefty utility bill. We weren’t kidding when we said that installing a new entry door is a valuable investment. A Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling Magazine showed that front door replacements have a high return on investment. If all these benefits still haven’t quite won you over, keep in mind that significant tax credits are available for Toronto homeowners who install an Energy Star certified entry door (up to $500)!

Brock Doors and Windows are proud to provide energy efficient entry doors in Toronto that deliver a big pay-off down the road-in decreased energy bills, less fading of your interior furnishings, comfortable inside temperatures, and above all, the safety of your family.

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