From installing energy efficient windows to
keeping exterior doors in good condition, a homeowner should be aware of the many cost-saving habits that will
extend the life of the home. One of those habits is regularly checking
your doors for wear and tear. Below you will see some more guidelines
for keeping your doors in great shape.
Check All the Hardware
No matter the type, front or sliding door, you should always check the
hardware to keep it in good, working order. Put some WD-40 on the sliding
track and hinges to keep them moving smoothly. If any of the knobs, hinges,
or locks are loose or sticking, look into replacing or repairing your
hardware. Also, keep an eye on your weather stripping along the bottom
and side of the door. If you feel a draft, or see water leaks and cracks,
replace the stripping or consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient
Remove Marks, and Apply New Paint
The outside elements can put your front door through the ringer. To ensure
that you don’t have to buy a
new door for a long time, inspect your door regularly and repair issues as they
arise. If you notice any marks, scratches, or paint chips, remove them
with medium-grit sandpaper. Wash your door with soapy water to clean any
dirt, dry it off, and apply a fresh coat of finish or paint. Depending
on the door you have, wooden or fiberglass, you’ll need different
protection kits. Ask your window and door installation company for recommendations.
Install an Awning
If your front door is in direct sunlight or exposed to rain and dirt with
no cover overhead, you might want to install an awning or overhang. This
will help protect it from sun damage, as well as water and wind damage.
With Window World, you’ll find everything you need to keep your home’s
doors and windows in great condition. From window replacement to a replacement
door near Orlando, you can rest assured you’re in the right hands with
Window World. Call us at (407) 734-2996 to learn more.