Should You Repair, Replace, or Upgrade Your Doors?
February 7, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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One of the most important features of any home is the door. Your doors provide more than the basic function of letting you in and out of your home. Quality doors make your home more secure. They can help to insulate your home, improving your property’s energy efficiency and saving you money on heating and cooling bills. The right doors can even offer acoustic benefits, helping to drown out unwanted noise pollution.

And, of course, a nice-looking door that’s in excellent condition creates a great impression on any guests you invite to your home.

Are you getting the most out of your doors? If not, it may be time to replace, upgrade, or repair your doors to ensure they're doing their job well.

As a premier home improvement service in Ottawa, at Gillespie Handyman Services, we have plenty of experience with door repairs, upgrades, and replacements. We know the advantages of an upgrade or installing a brand new door. We’ll go over the main reasons you may want to repair, upgrade, or replace your door to help you decide what's best for you.

Door Repair

If your door has become damaged from the moisture, rust, a break-in, an accident, or simply from years of use, a simple repair may be the way to go. We can fix the handle, treat any damaged areas, and re-paint or finish your door if you’d like. We’ll make sure your repaired door looks like new when we’re done. Whether it’s a small hardware replacement or a larger repair, we’re more than happy to help.

Door Upgrade

One of the biggest reasons people come to us for an upgrade is they want to improve their home’s insulation. The reality is, doors and windows are responsible for a significant amount of heat loss. Warm air can leak through gaps in the frame, but it can also move through the actual door, especially if you have an older timber door or areas made from glass.

If you want to upgrade to a door that offers better insulation, we recommend a wood or metal door that contains an inner core of insulating foam. For our cold winters in Ottawa, the extra insulation can help to hold more heat in your home. We know you’ll feel the difference!

Another reason for an upgrade is if you want to enhance the aesthetics, but you don’t have the budget for a new door. We’d be more than happy to check out your doors and let you know what we can do to improve their appearance. Sometimes simple touches such as installing a new doorknob and hinges and putting on a fresh coat of paint can make a huge impact.

When Should You Get a New Door?

Getting a brand new door ticks all the boxes – safety, looks, and insulation. If you have an older home and your doors have never been replaced, it’s worth considering a brand new door. It may cost more than an upgrade, but a high-quality door can add to the overall value of your home while also lowering your energy bills. Plus, you’ll love seeing your new door every time you come home!

Achieving Your Door Goals

Do you need a repair, upgrade, or door replacement? It’s not always an easy choice, but you can reach out to your friendly Ottawa home improvement service for a consultation. Let us know your budget, as well as what features and benefits you’re looking for, and we’ll make sure you know all of your options so you can make the smartest investment for you. If you need a hand with your doors, or with anything else in your home, reach out to us today.