There’s nothing worse than a drafty door, which is an equal-opportunity menace to your comfort. It foils your AC in the summer with heat and overcomes your heater in the winter with cold. Also, worst of all, it causes your utility bills to skyrocket, particularly during extreme weather. Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem. We offer professional replacement and door installation at NOVA Exteriors, and our services have helped thousands of customers achieve their home improvement goals.

We offer NOVA doors, roofing, siding, and windows, and our experienced team can handle any installation, repair, replacement, or renovation project you’re about to undertake. Call our team today at 703-991-0063 to schedule your free in-home consultation and learn more about why we’re the leading choice in the industry for door installation NoVa area.

Choose NOVA Exteriors for Door Replacement Services in Virginia

When you choose door installation with NOVA Exteriors, you’ll get our years of experience, skill, and expertise when it comes to installing and replacing doors, windows, roofing, and siding for your home or office. Our range of doors aren’t just high performance; they offer a modern, visually appealing look to enhance your home’s exterior. The materials and styles in our collection include:

  •   French doors.
  •   Patio doors.
  •   Steel-constructed security doors.
  •   Fiberglass doors.
  •   Storm doors.
  •   Sliding glass doors.
  •   Sidelites and transoms.

Can Drafty Doors Cause Energy Bills to Skyrocket?

If your energy bills have been consistently increasing, the culprit is likely a drafty entryway or doors, although windows are another common access point with poor insulation.

If you’re unsure whether you have a draft, try this simple test. Open your door, place a dollar bill over the threshold, and then close the door. Now, try to pull the bill out from underneath. If it moves, you’ve got a draft and inadequate thermal protection.

Usually, drafts result from faulty weatherstripping or a loose frame. However, it doesn’t take much to cause a draft. In fact, a 36-inch-wide door with a 1/8-inch gap underneath it lets in as much air as a 2.4-inch diameter hole in the side of your house! All that air negates the efforts of your HVAC system. With poor insulation, your energy bills are going to increase as your HVAC system works much harder to compensate.

How Can You Fix Drafty Doors?

Don’t panic just yet if your exterior doors are drafty and let in too much fresh air. You have plenty of options available to fix the problem.

The first and most effective option is to replace all your doors. Whether you need new patio doors, storm doors, or glass doors, finding a replacement model that’s energy efficient is the best investment you can make in your home. Luckily, our NOVA doors are all Energy Star rated and provide superior insulation and protection for your home.

The next fix is easy: lock every drafty window and all of your doors. Then, install weatherstripping around the tops and sides of your exterior doors and add a new sweep in the space at the bottom. Finally, fix or replace any broken hardware. 

For a drafty window, try re-glazing the panes or using multiple layers of window treatments. Fill in any gaps you see with temporary caulk on the frames. However, if you want a permanent solution, a complete replacement is the way to go.

What Are the Benefits of Installing New Doors?

Improved Energy Efficiency

As we mentioned above, opting for all new doors can improve the energy efficiency in your home. However, some doors offer better insulation and protection than others.

Fiberglass doors are light and durable, and they provide excellent insulation due to a dense polyurethane foam core. Steel doors also have a very thick foam center and offer the highest level of security and protection.

Vinyl doors are the most energy-efficient option because the unique material is highly effective at trapping your home’s heat and preventing it from escaping. Glass doors are an aesthetically pleasing choice for your patio, but compared to vinyl doors, they offer a lower level of insulation. No matter what material you choose, opt for high-quality hardware to ensure that your doors will latch and shut securely for years to come.

Increases Your Home’s Resale Value

Replacing the doors on your home is one of the best ways to increase resale value and recoup an investment for the long term. Look for well-constructed options that match your home’s exterior and provide superior protection and insulation. As we said before, our NOVA doors come in a range of different models, but our fiberglass and vinyl door installations give the highest ROI.

Boosts Curb Appeal and Style

New doors can be just what the doctor ordered when your home needs some help in the style department. Whether you want new front doors, patio doors, French doors, or all three, we have the skills to handle any of your installations with ease. We designed our NOVA doors to be functional yet still visually pleasing, with beautiful hardware options and a modern look.

Greater Security and Protection

Did you know that doors and windows are the most common entry point for burglars? If your doors and hardware are weak or damaged, you could be putting your home and family at risk.

We can replace your front doors, patio doors, and all your hardware to provide your house with better protection and safety. Our manufacturer, Provia, offers premium-grade doors made from quality materials that are strong, durable, and made to last.

Contact the NOVA Exteriors Professionals Today to Elevate Your Home with New Doors

When your home or office needs new doors, look no further than the professionals at NOVA Exteriors. Our doors are modern and visually appealing and offer superior efficiency and protection for your home in Virginia.

In fact, our NOVA doors are the leading choice in the industry for homeowners in Virginia who want to increase home value, boost curb appeal, and improve their home’s insulation and efficiency. Call us at 703-991-0063 from Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM or Saturday from 9AM to 3PM. Contact us to set up your free in-home consultation and learn more about door installation at NOVA Exteriors.

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