When homeowner’s ask, “what is the best place to put their hard earned money?”, most answers involve increasing the curb appeal of your home. Sprucing up curb appeal can be done in a number of different ways. For some, upgrading or adding to the landscaping may be worthwhile. For others, a fresh coat of paint might do just fine. But, historically, one of the best upgrades is that of a new front door! Not only does this make a big impact, it’s also fairly affordable.
Or, it used to be! As a reputable Indianapolis remodel contractor, Gettum Associates routinely prices front door replacements. We have most definitely seen the price climb substantially. The good news is, it is still a great investment.
We do get asked, “why did the cost of doors go up so much?” Here are a few answers.
There are several reasons why new front doors may be expensive right now:
- Supply chain disruptions: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions and material shortages, making it more expensive to produce and transport goods. This has led to higher prices for building materials, including wood, steel, and fiberglass, which are commonly used to make front doors.
- Increased demand: With many people spending more time at home due to the pandemic, there has been an increased demand for home improvement projects, including replacing old or damaged front doors. This higher demand can drive up prices.
- Energy efficiency requirements: Many countries and states have implemented energy efficiency requirements for new homes and buildings, which includes front doors. These doors often have better insulation and are made with higher-quality materials, which can make them more expensive.
- Design and customization options: Front doors come in a wide range of designs and customization options, including different materials, colors, and styles. More elaborate or customized doors can be more expensive than standard options.
Overall, the cost of a new front door will depend on a variety of factors, including the materials used, the level of customization, and the supplier’s pricing. It is always a good idea to compare prices from different suppliers and to research the quality and durability of different materials before making a purchase.
So, yes, A new front door replacement will now cost more money. However, we still believe it is a great investment for you and your home. According to Remodeling Magazine, the cost recouped on a entry door replacement is between 65% and 88%, which is pretty good! So, if you are perhaps looking to sell you home soon, or you just want to increase the visual appeal of your home, a front door replacement is a wise choice.
Let’s face it. Everything costs more these days. However, driving up to your home with a new front door will feel nice!
If you want to discuss your options, please reach out and contact us. We are here to help.