Are you the kind of person that repairs an item or would you rather go out and buy a new one? There are lots of websites, such as houselogic.com with free tips on how to repair items.
I recently repaired a pair of trousers because the hem had gone and I did a quick sewing job to fix them. As I was doing this, I wondered how many people would actually repair their trousers in this day and age. For me, I find it difficult to find trousers that fit well so once I do, I like to keep hold of them and if it's a quick fix then it will be worth it for me.
When it comes to other items, I am less inclined to repair them. With many electrical items such as White Goods I assume it is cheaper to replace them than call out someone to repair them. For example, we had a problem with a tumble dryer recently and I decided that after four years, we had probably got our money's worth out of it and I imagine the call out fee alone for a tumble dryer would be fairly pricey. Often I suppose it depends on the price of a new item against the cost of repair, or sometimes it is a time issue and whether you have the skills or the time to fix something.
So, how about doors? Do people want to repair their doors or replace them? At Doorsan we find a bit of a mixture amongst our customers. We find that some people contact us about how to maintain and repair their doors, though after discussion, often realise that starting afresh and then maintaining them with our recommend timber finishing products is often the way forward. There are an increasing number of people who do not have the time or inclination to fix household items and they simply want a new model. We will happily advise customers on how to maintain and repair their door or if you are looking for new doors we have a wide range to browse on our website.