When homeowners are renovating their houses, one of their biggest questions, is how to cost-effectively renovate their homes to raise the property value. When renovating, you want to upgrade the appearance, security, and functionality of your home—adding custom iron doors will certainly increase its value.
Furthermore, you should also make sure that any money you are putting into your renovation efforts will not be wasted and will pay off in the long run.
One of the easiest and most affordable upgrades you can do to raise the value of your home is to replace your entry door. Unlike replacing your roof or your flooring, replacing your entry door takes less time and makes a huge impact.
It can be true that your entry door can be such a small feature of your home, but it plays a huge role in the look and feel of it.
Ultimately, houses are valued very heavily for their appearance. A nice entry door that stands out is going to make a huge impression and go a long way in raising the value of a house.
Choose Custom Iron Entry Doors
Doors made of wood or glass may look good, but they are not the most durable or functional doors. In contrast, iron doors are weather-resistant and a lot more difficult to break.
Not to mention, iron doors are more energy-efficient—they have better insulation capability and will help you keep heat in and cold out which will lower your energy costs and save you a huge sum over time.
Iron doors also have a lot of customizability. They come in a ton of different finishes to choose from, they can be pulled and twisted whichever way that makes for an elegant and timeless piece, and they can be fitted with various kinds of glass, and that, without a doubt, make your curb stand out amongst all other ones in your street.
Here’s how you can best increase the value of your home using custom wrought iron doors.
Make the most use of your iron door customization.
There are ready-made iron doors and custom iron entry doors. Though ready-made iron doors save you time and money, they often come in standard door sizes.
So, even if the design and material of your iron doors are sure to stand out and still look striking on your house, it’s not going to be as eye-catching as a customized would do.
Customization will take more time and it will also cost more. But getting an iron door is an investment that will raise the value of your house.
You want your entry door to stand out as much as possible and the additional effort to make your entry door unique and elaborate will increase the value of your home more than any ready-made iron door can.
Use an iron door as the entry door.
There are several doors in a house. If you want to raise the value of a house, you want to invest in an entry door that affects the overall look of your home.
Having an iron door as your entry door gives your house a more elegant and almost vintage look which elevates its overall curb appeal.
Given that iron doors are more durable and more weather-resistant than those made with other materials, it also makes more sense to use them as an entry door so they can provide more security against potential burglars. In addition, these doors can protect you against the weather conditions outside.
Iron entry doors are also resistant to dents, scratches, and other damages that will make your house look older and less well-kempt.
An iron entry door is likely to look as good as new when you first bought it, even after years of use. It will not only increase the value of your home in the present, but it’s also going to be a good asset down the line when you choose to sell your home.
Invest in a great design.
Aside from functionality, another way to raise the value of your home is through aesthetics. A huge factor that valuators look at when appraising a home is how it looks.
If you’re getting a custom iron door for your entry door, invest in one that has a unique and beautiful design. Depending on the style of your home, the design of your iron door will vary.
But if you are thinking of a design that would look incredible on your porch, the extra price tag for the elaborate craftsmanship is worth it.
Iron doors can withstand the test of time and having a beautifully made door will elevate the aesthetics of your home and raise its value.
Invest in a durable, high-quality iron door.
Not all iron doors are made the same. The iron itself is prone to corrosion when exposed to moisture and weather conditions.
You want to look for an iron door with a Zinc metalized coating. Manufacturers use such treatments and even add clear coatings on their iron doors to make them more durable and rust-resistant. This is an important procedure to ensure your iron door lasts longer.
The materials used to make an iron door also matter. Low-quality materials make for less durable iron alloy which influences how your iron door ages. Look for ones made from 12 gauge steel and solid iron bars to make sure your investment lasts you a long time.
Another way you can tell the quality of the iron door is by how heavy your iron door is. Good quality iron doors are going to be heavy, but with the proper hinges they will move smoothly and you should not have any difficulty using them.
A standard single door measuring 36″ x 96″ can weigh up to 150 pounds. Customized iron doors can be larger than this and will weigh even heavier.
Get Your Iron Door Installed By a Professional
While it might be tempting to save on installation fees since you already spent quite a bit of money on getting an iron door, never settle for unsure installation.
Professionals know how to fit iron doors properly and install them so that they do not have any gaps. The last thing you want is to have a beautifully crafted iron door that does not fulfill its purpose because it’s slightly lower, higher, or tilted than it should be.
Getting an iron door is an investment that will not only improve the appearance of your home but will also protect your home from the weather conditions outside.
Proper installation makes sure the dense foam insulation keeps the cold out and the heat in which is important for you to optimize indoor heating.
To schedule a free consultation, contact us at Baltic Iron Doors today.