There are many strategies for upgrading the curb appeal of your home, from painting and changing your color scheme to giving your landscaping a makeover. One of the quickest ways to make a big splash and get the most bang for your buck, though, is by installing a new Therma-Tru entryway door. Here are just a few things to consider:
Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Improving curb appeal is one of the top five most valuable upgrades you can make, according to the National Association of Realtors. Consider that 90 percent of home buyers will start by looking at photos online. So having a striking exterior will attract potential buyers quicker.
Your Home’s Resale Value
Better Homes and Gardens lists upgrading your front door as the first thing you can do to increase your home’s resale value. For a relatively modest investment of $1,000, you can add a whopping $18,750 to your home’s perceived value.
HGTV lists updating your home’s entry door as one of the best investments you could make on a budget to increase the value of your home.
Your Home’s Safety
Upgrading your entryway door can keep your family safer. Newer fiberglass and steel doors are generally layered to resist forced entry and have better locking capabilities than older, wooden doors.
Steel and fiberglass doors are more durable and easier to maintain than older wood doors. Newer models have reinforced cores that resist warping. You also won’t have to worry about periodic repainting and maintenance wood doors require to resist weather and water damage.
Save On Your Energy Bill
An Energy Star Certified Therma-Tru door can help reduce energy bills by up to 15 percent. Newer doors have superior insulating properties that help keep warmth in during winter and heat out all summer. A 1-1/2 inch thick door steel or fiberglass-clad entry door without a window offers more than five times the insulating value of a solid wood door of the same thickness, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. There are also tax credits available for Energy Star Certified doors.