Why is it important to use a professional contractor to install exterior doors?
Improperly installed exterior doors can cost a homeowner in a number of ways. First, improperly installed exterior doors can be an energy waste instead of an energy saver. A door that is not installed properly can result in gaps and spaces between the door and the frame. These spaces can permit drafts to enter, reducing the effectiveness of your home’s heating system. In addition, these gaps and spaces can allow air conditioning to escape in the summer, forcing your air conditioning system to work harder in the summer to keep your home cooler. Improperly installed exterior doors also can reduce the security of your home. For instance, an improperly installed patio door may not be securely positioned on the track and can be lifted up and out of the way by someone illegally entering your home.