1. Save Money! Replace the door with an energy efficient model for tax credits. If you’re living in the U.S., the government is most likely still offering a tax credit of up to $500 on door and window replacements, excluding labor costs. Energy Star is the rating system that the government uses to evaluate a products ability to save on energy costs. Fiberglass and wood doors can also come with specific ratings with respect to their noise coefficient (how much sound is absorbed, rather than transferred, as well as ratings on their hurricane/weather resistance).
2. Prepare to Sell! If you’re planning to sell your home in the next 3-5 years, replacing your front door is a quick way to increase the value of your home, as well as its street appeal. When replacing your door with the underlying expectation that you will list your home in the future, it’s important to select a new door that is design neutral, which will allow prospective buyers to better catch a vision of themselves within your home. Heavily designed homes can often feel so unique that prospective buyers simply cannot see themselves living in the environment. Keep this in mind when selecting your door.
3. Keep the City Out! If you live in a high-traffic area, selecting a door with the appropriate noise-canceling abilities is paramount. Part of the charm of living in the city, is also being able to escape the bright lights of the city, for the comfort of your home. But sometimes having your brownstone on the Main Street that becomes nightlife central on the weekends makes it nearly impossible to enjoy a night inside watching your movies. Well, it’s probably your neighbors or the people outside, but the point is you need a front door that can reduce the noise that travels inside your home or apartment. When selecting your new door, speak with a salesperson about the noise reduction abilities and begin planning a quiet night inside!
ETO Doors has one of the largest selections of new doors in wood, fiberglass, aluminum and steel finishes. Call 888-DOORS-ETO for more information on a new door, or to speak with a salesperson directly (213-622-2003) about your best door options.