(ANGIE'S LIST) - Your front door is one of the first things visitors see when they approach your home. If the door is drafty or not opening properly, it's time to make some improvements.
"Replacing your front door can be a great investment in curb appeal and energy efficiency. For example, replacing an old door with a steel door can give you as much as 125 percent return on your investment," says Angie Hicks from Angie's List.
Door Company Owner Tim Quigley says, "What we do is offer an alternative to the traditional way. Most doors, 99 out of 100 doors, there is nothing wrong with them. Unless there is some kind of a rot or the frame is broke, you can use your existing entry way. In less time and less cost and less mess, update that entry way to a very elegant enhancement for the house."
"To update your entry way if you do it the traditional way you are looking at about three to four hour job. Take a door out and put a whole new door system in. When we are doing it, it's anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half."