Knock, Knock: 5 Obvious Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Front Door


Nobody likes coming to terms with the fact that their front door has lost its charm.

In fact, we often make do with a visibly dysfunctional door just because the thought of going through the motions of getting a replacement sounds… not-too-appealing.

If you’ve been sidelining the process, it may be time to inspect your front door and see where things stand.

Here are five obvious signs it’s time to upgrade your front door.

1. It Doesn’t Spark Joy Anymore

Aesthetic appeal is essential. If your front door appears lackluster and nondescript, your curb appeal will take a hit.

While you may have invested in a stunning wrought iron entry door in the 2010s, it’s very likely that it has lost its charm over time.

If it doesn’t spark joy anymore, it’s time to indulge in an affordable and intricately-designed replacement. Here are some stunning wrought iron entry door styles to help you get started.

2. Its Functionality Has Reduced

A dysfunctional entry door not only reduces accessibility, but also takes a toll on residential security and safety.

If your front door isn’t operating seamlessly, we strongly suggest looking into a high-quality and durable alternative that won’t cause problems in the long run.

Ideally, you should opt for an iron entry door or steel entry door that is manufactured using 12 gauge material. Inquire into the design and engineering process to ensure optimal functionality.

Pivot doors, Dutch doors, and iron French doors are great options.

3. It Scrapes the Floor

Doors age over time. If your front door is scraping the floor, it’s very likely that the hinges have worn out or the door has warped and swollen.

Over time, opening and closing the door may become more difficult. In fact, the door may develop gaps for air to leak through, resulting in long-term damage.

4. It Has Fallen Victim to the Three M’s

Moisture. Mold. Mildew.

While we’re all familiar with the three M’s, we never expect them to come knocking at our door (pun intended). Unfortunately, they’re frequent visitors for people who have been relying on the same front door for over a decade.

Over time, the frame or core can develop mold and mildew that spread rapidly.

While people commonly prioritize consulting a mold removal specialist, the process can be costly, time-consuming, and risky. You may encounter the same problem a few months or years down the road.

Opting for a replacement is a cheaper and better alternative in the long run.

5. It Offers Little to No Temperature Control

Front doors that are manufactured using low-quality steel, iron, wood, or glass pose a wide range of problems, including poor temperature control. Not only will your property feel warmer during hot summer months, but it’ll also feel intolerably frigid during cooler months.

In fact, inadequate sealing can also increase the infiltration of light, insects, moisture, sound, and smoke.

 energy-efficient and durable Dutch doors installed in a modern home

Opt for a replacement that’s manufactured using 5/8-inch tempered dual pane operable glass. The dual sealing feature will effectively reduce heat and cold transfer so your home feels cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

With the gaps perfectly sealed, you don’t have to worry about draughts or reduced energy efficiency.

Invest in a pair of high-quality and aesthetically pleasing wrought iron front doors or steel front doors at an affordable price. Our ongoing sale can help you save up to 60% off so you can indulge in a stunning entry door without breaking the bank.

Here are some care tips for iron entry doors to help you prepare in advance.

We also offer a wide range of interior doors, including steel sliding doors, pocket steel doors, iron patio doors, steel French doors, and custom wrought iron doors, among others.  

For more information, feel free to give us a call at 844-843-6677. At Pinky’s Iron Doors, we’re always happy to help!

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