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Should You Replace The Timber Frame When Getting a New Door?


This article was published on May 29, 2024

Replacing your door is a brilliant way to reinvent your home, giving the entrance to your property a whole new look. Whether it be a modern style, or a period appeal that you’re looking for, replacing your door can provide the front of your home with the latest modern technology, matched with an aesthetic boost.

When looking to elevate your home with a new door, something you’ll need to consider would be the replacement of the surrounding timber frames in the process. While it is possible to keep your existing frames, it is always recommended that you replace the frames alongside your door. Below, we discuss the benefits of replacing the timber frame when getting a new door.

Replaces Damaged Frames

Quite often, you will find that your existing frames will have sustained even just a small amount of damage to them, due to the wear and tear over time, meaning the longer you’ve had them, the more likely that this has occurred. While this does not necessarily mean that you need to replace your door frames, it is definitely something that you should consider, as not only could this cause more problems for you in the future, but it may also take away from the visual appeal of your new door.

At times, your door frames may have sustained damage which means that you may have no option but to replace them when getting a new door fitted, things to look out for include:

  • Rotten wood
  • Cracks or splits
  • Warping
  • Dents
  • Deep scratches

Improved Thermal Efficiency

When replacing your door, you will reap the benefits of modern technology, including improved thermal insulation, which helps to cut down on your energy bills as heat is conserved with greater efficiency. Keeping your old timber door frame when replacing your door can nullify the thermal efficiency perks of your new door, as your old frames won’t likely have the same level of energy conservation or draught-proofing that will come from new frames.

At ERW, our timber doors are installed with the latest technology, ensuring kerb appeal paired with performance, specialising in thermal insulation for your home. Thermal efficiency helps to keep your home cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter, thus reducing the reliance on central heating – view our range.

High-Performance Locks

Another perk to replacing your timber door frames is that you will benefit from the latest locking features, which may not be compatible with your pre-existing door frames. New timber frames can improve the security of your home, with higher quality locking systems being installed in modern doors, as opposed to more dated technology. Our bespoke doors are installed with premium quality multi-point locks, highly resistant to forced entry, and harsh weather conditions.

Essential for Bespoke Doors

For high-end doors, you may be left with no choice but to replace your timber frame. These doors are often built-in with bespoke surrounding framing in order to match the exact dimensions of the door.

ERW’s bespoke timber doors are custom-crafted in our workshop, supplied fully assembled to your specifications, including the frame. We craft all of our doors on site in our factory, ensuring swift installation and minimal disruption for you.

Easier for Customisation

Another benefit to replacing your door frame when replacing your door is that you are provided with much more availability in terms of customisation. Not only is it harder to match your new door’s appearance to the old framing, but it provides you with the option of customising your framing to your desires, to add that extra kerb appeal to your home.

At ERW, our bespoke doors are available in a wide range of designs, fully customisable in over 150 colours, to help you find the perfect match for your home, frame included. Check out our wooden doors here.

Summary

In conclusion, while keeping your existing timber frame may be tempting in order to save money when changing your door, you may find that you actually save more by getting a replacement frame with the latest insulation features, to cut down on your energy bills and ensure durability.

At ERW, our doors are installed with excellent thermal efficiency, and high-performance locks, which requires for your timber frames to be replaced in the process. It is important not to cut corners when making changes to your home. You may find that keeping your pre-existing timber frames can be more expensive in the long run, as a result of any faults that may occur with your old frame, and the lack of thermal insulation.

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