Recognizing the 7 Signs of an Aging Front Door

Dec 03, 2013

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Has your front door passed its prime?

1. The towel you stuff under the door to keep out the cold air is starting to freeze.

2. The foggy glass isn't a special effect for the holidays - it looks that way year round.

3. It has more dents, dings, and rust than a junkyard car. That isn’t what HGTV designers mean by “old world charm”.

4. Who needs a peep hole? It’s easier to look through the widening cracks to see who’s knocking at the door.

5. Forget the gym – you get a full body workout just opening and closing the door twice a day.

6. There is visible rot from water or insect damage.

7. People compliment you on your authentic retro exterior but that isn't the look you are going for at all.

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If your front door is showing its age, it’s probably costing you money. And that’s not funny.

Exterior doors, especially old and poorly insulated ones, can account for more than 20% of a home’s energy loss.

If your door is warped, cracked, or the weather stripping is worn away you are also losing energy. A one-eighth-inch gap around a door is equivalent to a 6-inch-square hole in the side of your house.

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According to ENERGY STAR®, nearly half of a typical home’s annual utility bill goes to heating and cooling costs.

Stop paying money to heat and cool the outdoors. Energy-efficient doors can reduce monthly heating and cooling bills by 15 to 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

How a Clopay® Door Helps You Save Energy

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Dense polyurethane foam insulated core reduces energy loss.


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Durable, moisture resistant window frames seal tight to the door and won't expand, contract, warp, sag, shift or twist due to extreme temperature changes.

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Q-lon weatherstripping along the top and sides of the door provides a tight exterior seal to keep moisture, air and dirt out of your home.

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rot-resistant composite sill with an adjustable threshold fits snugly to the door bottom to protect against water and air infiltration.

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Double bulb, four-fin sweep eliminates air and water infiltration.

Ring in the New Year with a New Front Door

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Clopay Arbor Grove Collection stained Mahogany fiberglass entry door with Carlisle decorative glass and sidelites.


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