INDIANAPOLIS - Improving your home's curb appeal is a smart investment.
Something as simple as upgrading an aging door could reduce your monthly bills and increase your home's value, experts say.
"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," Angie's List founder Angie Hicks said.
Steel is one option, or choose from wood, aluminum, and fiberglass.
"Your standard fiberglass door with a lifetime warranty and installation is going to be somewhere around $1,000 to $1,100. If you want to sexy it up a little bit and put some decorative glass in there, that same single door could be as much $3,500 or $4,000," said sales manager Chuck Morgan.
If you're tight on money, Angie's List suggests adding a new weather stripping to make your current door more energy efficient.
Another less-costly option is to install decorative glass in the door you already have, Tim Quigley with 1 Hour Door said.
"Unless there is some kind of a rot or the frame is broken, 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," Quigley said.
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