Keeping Up With Your Exterior Doors

Keeping Up With Your Exterior DoorsMaintaining your exterior doors is a very important task to keep up with. One of the most used objects of your house is your front door. It is always getting opened and shut, people are constantly coming in and out, turning the knob, knocking on the wood, and hanging flyers on the handle. Even if no one every came to your front door, the weather still beats on the material all day long. From sun to ice, your door is at a continual battle with the outdoor elements. Here are a few suggestions to make sure your exterior doors stay in tiptop shape.

Looking For Loose Objects

When your exterior door is in constant use, things can get loose or worn out. This is why you need to check to make sure a couple things are still in their proper place. Knobs, door handles, faceplates, hinges, and the locks need to be observed. If any of these parts are loose or sticking, it is smart to get your door hardware removed or replaced. For the loose parts, most of the time, all you need is a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws.

Checking Your Weather Stripping

Your weather stripping is usually made with a foam or rubber lining that runs along the bottom and the sides of your exterior door to prevent hot or cold air from escaping or entering your home. If you have an older or worn out weather strip, it is most likely leaking the air from your home outside, or letting the air outside come into your house. It is pretty easy to know if your door is leaking air, just close your door and check the lining with your hands for any sort of draft. You can easily replace the weather stripping yourself or you can call Building Solutions for any questions you have concerning your exterior door.

Removing Unwanted Marks

Unfortunately, your exterior door is faced with many harsh climate changes a year. Wind, rain, snow, or the blazing hot sun all can cause some sort of damage to your exterior door. Loose paint chips can be removed with a stiff brush and minor scratches can be sanded away with medium-grit sandpaper. After you gently remove the loose paint chips you can use a soft cloth dipped in a soapy water to clean any excess dirt from your exterior door. After you wash the door down, use a dry cloth to wipe it dry.

Building Solutions Exterior Door Replacement

Maintaining the look and health of your exterior door is one easy way to keep your house looking up to date. These three simple steps will help you save money and time on replacing a door. If you are ready to replace your exterior doors, give us a call today! At Building Solutions, we want you to be able to relax and trust that we will get exactly what you want done.

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