Upgrade Your Exterior Doors To Keep Your Home Clean and Dry

Are you wondering how you can tell it’s time to upgrade your exterior doors for your home? 

If you feel drafts around your doors, struggle with opening or closing them, or notice visible damage such as cracks or rot, it’s a clear indication that an upgrade is due. 

Outdated designs that no longer complement your home’s aesthetics are also a sign that it’s time to explore new, energy-efficient, and visually appealing options.

With over 100 years of experience serving the Maryland community, Johnson Lumber knows a thing or two about the importance of quality exterior doors

As a homeowner, you want doors that not only enhance your home’s curb appeal but also keep the inside clean and dry. 

Let’s explore some signs that indicate it’s time for an upgrade, as well as the kinds of exterior doors that can help protect your home for years.

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Exterior Doors

Your home’s exterior doors are not just the entrance and exit; they play a crucial role in keeping your home clean, dry, and energy-efficient.

Over time, wear and tear can take a toll on your doors, affecting their functionality and appearance. 

If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your doors, watch out for these telltale signs that indicate an upgrade is due.

  • Drafts and energy loss – If you feel cold air seeping through your doors, it’s a clear sign of energy inefficiency and draft issues.
  • Difficulty opening and closing – Doors that stick, squeak, or drag are not only inconvenient but also pose security risks.
  • Visible damage – Cracks, warping, or rotting are visual cues that your doors are no longer providing optimal protection.
  • Outdated design – If your doors look outdated and don’t complement your home’s aesthetics, it’s time for a fresh look.

Types of Exterior Doors To Consider

Now, you may know that it’s time to replace a worn-out door, but deciding which kind of door to replace it with is a challenge in itself. 

Below you’ll find some of our favorite materials, along with  their selling points.

Fiberglass Exterior Doors

Fiberglass exterior doors are durable, rot-resistant, and designed for long-lasting stability. 

They offer excellent energy efficiency and are available in classic wooden door styles, and are ideal for homeowners looking for comfort and performance.

Wood Exterior Doors

Wood exterior doors exude warmth and classic beauty. 

Modern wood doors come with added features for energy efficiency and security. Choose from a variety of styles and finishes to match your home’s personality.

Screen Doors

Screen doors are essential for Maryland homes during spring and summer. 

Keep pesky bugs out while letting fresh air in. Our solid vinyl and wood 5-panel screen doors are low-maintenance and easy to install.

Storm Doors

Larson storm doors, the most-used in America, offer versatile styles and colors. Protect your home from the elements with a full or partial screen door option.

Steel Doors

Steel exterior doors combine beauty with durability and strength. From traditional 6-panel designs to modern flush styles, we have a range of steel doors to suit your budget.

Quality Brands If Exterior Doors We Offer

Whether you opt for an exterior door replacement or installation, Johnson Lumber provides top-notch products and expert assistance to ensure you find the perfect exterior doors for your home. 

With our selection of high-quality brands, we can help you create a stunning entryway that keeps your home clean, dry, and welcoming. 

Take a look at our partner brands below

  • Therma-Tru Doors – Known for comfort, performance, and energy efficiency.
  • Masonite – A reputable brand offering a wide selection of styles, including steel doors and fiberglass doors.
  • Simpson – Timeless and durable exterior doors, adding charm to your home.
  • Woodgrain Exterior Doors – Constantly improving designs and construction standards.
  • Larson Storm Doors – Top-quality storm doors for added protection.
  • Rogue Valley Exterior Doors – Hand-crafted doors showcasing the natural beauty of wood.

Let Johnson Lumber Help You With Your Exterior Door Installation

Upgrade your exterior doors today to keep your home clean, dry, and stylish.

Visit Johnson Lumber for a diverse selection of decking materials and expert advice on home improvement, or send us a message here to get started planning your exterior door replacement.

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