Your Front Door Could Increase Your Safety Risks and be Losing You Money! January 22, 2015 You pull into your driveway, get out of the car, and head into your home. If you’re like the majority of Toronto homeowners you probably go through the front door. Even if you go through a side or back door, that front door is the main focal point for anyone else coming to your home for a visit, to sell you something, or for some other reason. Most front doors are often overlooked when it comes to home improvement projects. In truth, an old, weak, outdated front door could be increasing the safety risks for your home and your family and it could actually be costing you money every single month. Safety issues with regard to front doors. Entry doors are the main focal point for anyone who wants to get into your home. Most burglars will attempt to gain access into a home through a back or side door, because these are commonly overlooked and are just basic doors without many security features. A front door can be just as problematic, especially if it is old, worn out, and the frame is not in the best condition. Modern front doors can have steel reinforcement along the deadbolt and door handle section, be much more solid, and difficult to break down. Even using a crowbar to try and pry the door open could force many would-be burglars to leave your home and head somewhere else. How a front door could be costing you money. 40 percent of a home’s heat and cool air is going to be lost through drafty windows and doors. If you feel an incredible amount of cold air seeping in during the winter around or through the front door, just consider how much more your furnace has to work to keep your home at a comfortable temperature because of this. Making the proper investment in a new front door can not only provide you with more security and comfort, but it can also save you money on your home’s heating expenses throughout the winter and, if you use air conditioning in the summer, it can save on that, too.