It’s a big decision that will impact the look and feel of your home for years to come. This DIY fixer-upper is all about your front door.
You know it needs some TLC, but should you paint it or replace it? Here are a few tips to help you identify which DIY path is right for you:
If your current front door is wood (or painted wood), you can sand and repaint/restain it for little more than $100 and a bit of elbow grease.
If your current door is steel and spotted with rust, dents, and dings, you may want to consider a new exterior door.
Try this. Shut your front door from the inside of your home, and take a few steps back. If you see light shining through the bottom of the door, other things like drafts, water, insects may seep in. If you decide to replace your door, consider fiberglass. Fiberglass has the lowest maintenance when compared with wood and steel.
The bottom line is this: If your wood door is in great shape, paint it. You can always go back and replace it later. If your door isn’t functioning well, like a door, it’s probably time to replace it.
If you have other questions about how you can keep your home in tip-top shape, give us a call! We’d love to help.