Redesigning Your Home with New Replacement Windows and Doors June 30, 2016 If the entry doors in your home, including the front door, are at least 15 or 20 years old, it’s time to consider replacing them. Not only is this about aesthetic appeal, it’s also about safety and security. The older entry doors are, the more likely there is too much give when they’re closed. Any gap poses a potential hazard because anyone wanting to gain illegal access can simply slip a crowbar or other bar in that gap and pop the door open. As for your windows, the average life expectancy of relatively decent windows is between 10 and 15 years. Cheaper windows might not last that long. They begin to wear out, it becomes difficult to open and close, the latches and hardware are compromised, and other issues arise. When considering new replacement windows and doors, instead of just simply replacing them with the same size and style, look at other options as well. You don’t get this opportunity very often. The added work to increase the frame size of a window or reduce it is minimal compared to some of the other home improvement projects you could take on. If you want to see all of the possibilities that exist for completely transforming the look and feel of your home, visit Platinum Windows and Doors and speak to an experienced professional to go through their samples, gallery, and see how these new windows look in person and how they could function.