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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Replace Front Doors Yourself

Sure, there are specific household jobs you can muster your way through – even with no prior experience. That’s what YouTube is for, right?! But other tasks – like replacing your home’s front doors – are best left to a professional. Below, we’ve outlined three of the biggest reasons why.

Reason #1: You May Lack the Expertise

Your doors play an important role in your home. They help keep you, your family, and your content safe and secure while also providing privacy.

But for that to happen, they need to be installed correctly. An Oakville door installation expert has completed hundreds, if not thousands, of successful door installations. Throughout this experience, they’ve gathered many tricks that can help with securing a door properly. For example, a new door must allow for winter and summer fluctuations of the opening. If the door is not measured correctly, it may not open and close properly throughout certain parts of the year.

A new door also must account for the proper amount of foam insulation. Without it, air gaps may present, leading to energy efficiency issues – and higher energy bills.

Reason #2: You May Lack the Tools

Installing a door correctly requires more than a basic set of tools. Sometimes, a reciprocating saw, circular saw, mitre saw, ladder, and power drill are necessary. Although a team of experienced installers makes balancing a large door look easy, it’s anything but – even a single, simple door is difficult for one person to maneuver.

Your new door must meet certain standards and specifications and pass a builder’s inspection when you go to sell your home. And as for your old door? It needs to be disposed of properly. An expert knows where to take it and has a truck to make it happen easily.

Reason #3: It Will Take You Longer

Without the proper expertise or tools, DIYing the installation of your door will definitely take you longer than expected. Most of us already find it challenging to fit in everything that needs to be done in a day. Why spend some of that valuable time completing a task that’s best left to the professionals?

Besides additional time, installing a door also requires patience – and much more of it when we’re a novice. If any mistakes are made, they can sometimes be costly and make us wish we had hired a professional in the first place.

When you hire a professional door installer, you’ll receive a warranty. But when you install it on your own, you’re on the hook if a problem related to the install occurs. Purchasing a door is an investment worth leaving to the pros!

Are you in the market for a new door for your home? At Doorway Inc., we have a wide selection of door styles available, along with a competent team of professionals to install them. Contact us today for more information about our Budoor installation services.

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