3 Signs You Need To Replace Your Doors

front door from the exterior with stain glass

If your doors look outdated, shut/lock improperly, or seem to let a draft in, you’ll likely need to have them replaced. Doors are as essential as windows, floors, and stairs in making your home feel complete. If they begin to work improperly, you must get new ones from a quality door replacement services provider.


HB Home Services provides the best door replacements in Northern Virginia along with replacement windows, roofing, and siding. Our team of professionals can quickly supply and install your replacements, and also perform several other home improvement services as well. Our versatility and efficiency, as well as our affordable rates, have put us among the top home service companies in Annandale, VA.


Here, we list three major signs that indicate you must replace your doors:

1. Deteriorated Appearance

You can often determine whether you need to replace a door based on its appearance. This is especially true for wooden doors, but metal and fiberglass doors can also show obvious degradation.


Initial signs include: warping, paint cracking and peeling. While you can temporarily fix these issues with paint or wood stain, there’s no avoiding the fact that the door has aged.


Your doors undergo daily wear and tear. As their appearance deteriorates, so does their functioning. If you find that it’s not as functional as it used to be, contact a home improvement service to install a new one.

2. Increased Draftiness

You should also be alert to whether any drafts of air or drastic shifts in temperature occur near your doors – especially those leading outside. Doors should seal as well as windows to insulate the interior climate from the exterior. Of course, the sealant material around your doors degrades over time, which allows drafts in and lowers the indoor temperature.


Additionally, drafty doors lead to higher energy bills. The inconsistent indoor temperatures will force your home’s HVAC system to work twice as hard, forcing it to use more power, and causing your energy bills to increase.


Therefore, if you notice a greater amount of draftiness coming from some of your doors, as well as your windows, consider having them replaced by experts who can provide high-quality alternatives.

3. Poor Security

Finally, one of the biggest signs that you should replace your doors is if they don’t shut or lock properly, as this indicates a potential threat to the safety and security of you and your family, as well as your personal property. The essential purpose of a door is to allow and deny access to the inside of your home.


If you notice any door in your home that doesn’t shut snugly in place and seems loose even after you’ve closed it, then it is likely that is no longer functional enough to secure the space it gives access to.


Also, if you find a door can still be opened even though it’s been locked, that means it no longer serves its purpose and should be replaced as soon as possible.

HB Home Services: Expert Door Replacement Services in Annandale, VA

Doors serve many purposes for you and your home – from security and insulation to design appeal. If you notice any of them that show the same signs as depicted above, we urge you to hire a company that provides reliable door replacement services. HB Home Services not only provides premium quality door replacements, but also replacements for windows, siding, roofing, trimming, and more.


We also perform indoor home renovations and installation services to residents across Annandale, VA, providing every bit of our expertise to ensure any issues your home is fixed and enhanced. Contact us today at (703) 764-0498 to learn more and schedule an appointment for one of our many services.