How a new exterior door saves time & money

How a new exterior door saves time & money

Millions of Americans use a garage door daily, and yet they are often a neglected tool. We’ve seen it a lot ourselves – owners waiting until their garage door breaks down until they finally give it some attention. If you consider just how involved exterior doors are in your life, though, you can see the genuine value they create.

Most Americans primarily enter and exit their home through their garage door. Businesses also use garage doors and exterior doors every day. These commercial doors can welcome hundreds or even thousands of people each day. Their frequent use is often taken for granted, but it is an essential part of our day.

Neglecting these essential tools puts home and business owners at risk of inconvenient setbacks or even serious injury. If a door isn’t properly maintained, it could break down at any time. A broken exterior door requires attention and resources that could otherwise be used to enhance your property’s value in other ways.

If your exterior door is at or near a breakdown state, it might be time to consider purchasing a new door. Here are some important ways replacing exterior doors saves you time & money.


Nearly every homeowner in St. Louis is constantly looking for ways to improve their home’s value. There are a lot of ways you can go about this, but upgrading your garage or exterior doors is an underrated endeavor. That is because it adds value in more ways than one.

A new garage or front door makes a home more visually appealing. This is especially true if your current door looks damaged or old. If you find the right company, they can help you pick out a design and material that will add the most spice to your home’s visuals.

New doors are also safer and cleaner than old ones. If your door has a tight fit around the frame, it will do a much better job keeping debris and pests out of your home.

Further down the road, if you decide to sell your house, that new door will do wonders in terms of value created for your home.


Business owners understand things in terms of return on investment. Investing in your exterior doors is a great way to save your business time and money in this regard.

One of the biggest ways a new garage door saves a business money is through its energy efficiency benefits. As technology progresses, exterior doors become increasingly effective at retaining energy. This is incredibly important, especially for high-traffic businesses who see thousands of people enter & exit their company each day.

If your business is interested in getting its LEED certification, today’s commercial garage doors can help you get there. Some doors can feature composition using recycled materials, thermal glass, and heat-reflective coatings.

Newer doors also fit better. Much like the residential point, this keeps your interior cleaner and safer. At Cardinal Door, our team of experts ensures the best fit by personally visiting your business and taking measurements to verify the ideal fit. Once we install the door, fit is checked once again to ensure proper alignment. Altogether, these processes provide the consumer with confidence that their new door is both energy and cost-efficient.


One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new door is the company you choose to partner with. At Cardinal Door, we have a long and healthy history servicing the families of the greater St. Louis area. If you have any questions about exterior doors, please contact our office today!