Risks of Choosing Cheap Exterior Doors for Your Toronto Home August 29, 2014 When you are planning to replace the exterior doors of your Toronto home, there are some significant advantages to making the proper investment in them. The first happens to do with security. Cheap exterior doors may have some form of security, such as a metal place around the door handles and locks, but if the rest of the door is made of a light material, it could be relatively easy to break down. Also, having a stronger section around the door handles isn’t going to do much is the frame is weak. If you choose cheap exterior doors, potential burglars are going to spot these relatively quickly. They may realize that it’s only going to take a crowbar and some leverage to pop the door open. You’ll also discover, over time, that cheap doors won’t do a great job at keeping your home safe. More than 40 percent of the heat your furnace generates during the winter is going to be lost through the windows and doors. Cheap doors will be draftier and will allow the cold air to seep in much more easily. Finally, with cheap exterior doors, they are going to wear out much quicker than more durable, well-built doors. While you may be on a tight or limited budget, that doesn’t mean you have to cut corners when it comes to the safety and security of your home. Making the right investment in your home, with the right exterior doors, can help you and your family sleep more soundly at night. It can also help you save money on your utility bills. If you save $5 a month on your utility bills because you invest in better exterior doors, that equals $60 a month. Multiply that by the average life expectancy of a higher quality door and you’re looking at $1,800. That’s more than more quality front doors even cost!