Many homeowners think about painting their door assuming this is a one stop solution to their problems. What they may not be aware of are the underlying problems that a lick of paint cannot fix on an old or broken door and potential issues.

Avoid a DIY Disaster

A common pitfall many homeowners fall into is that painting your own door will be a simple task and save you money; where this can be true, it can sometimes need quite a few skills! More often than not, it can end up being very difficult, time consuming and potentially a catastrophe. The specification of the right paint is required to begin with, as it needs to be able to withstand the day-to-day elements and the preparation and application is absolutely fundamental.

We’ve experienced many scenarios where homeowners don’t prepare the surface of apply the paint correctly and end up being unable to close or open their front door. In addition to this, the finished result can often look unfinished, patchy, and ultimately tacky. As a result, this can be a wasted venture requiring more time and money is spent rectifying the situation.

Consider an investment to be proud of

Your front door is the entrance to your home, and you want it to be welcoming from the get-go, this is your property and want it to be a welcoming space. What’s more, having an old or broken door will reduce the kerb appeal of your home if you decide to relocate.

Old and broken doors are not inviting but also pose a security threat to your home as they are either not up to date with the latest security measures or are a vulnerable point in your home’s security. We use leading manufacturers such as Endurance Doors, Doorstop International and Solidor, that are fitted with multi-point locking systems and state of the art technology to ensure unwanted intruders remain out of your home.

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How to assess when a to take action with a broken door?

  • Cracks and breaks in the door itself
  • Deterioration and crumbling of the frame
  • The hinges are broken
  • Your door doesn’t open easily as it used to
  • Warping/bowing around the edges due to water damage

Enhance the thermal efficiency of your North-western property

Weather beaten and old doors will inevitably be allowing cold air into your home and a route of passage for warm air to leave your home. With energy bills ever increasing in modern times it is essential to make sure your home is as thermally efficient as possible. We recommend using a composite door featuring a unique solid core panel for thermal efficiency that exceeds required building regulations.

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Home improvement specialists committed to providing Lancashire homeowners with the highest quality service

At Great Harwood Windows we supply a stunning range of composite or aluminium front doors that can be tailored to your own personal tastes, finished in realistic woodgrain finishes or even contemporary aluminium that can be expertly coloured to a factory standard that your paint brush will never achieve, all available in a range of attractive, modern and contemporary colours and a full range of RAL colours to complement your Lancashire home.

For further information don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free quote, view our brochures here or give Great Harwood Windows a call on 01254 690009 and a member of our friendly and professional team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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