How can you care for your doors this winter? We know there’s harsher weather on the horizon, whether it comes before or after Christmas is another matter. However much we prepare ourselves for the worst winters, it’s still going to have a detrimental impact on our homes externally, such as the doors, windows or any outside accessories or garden furniture. As we are a door retailer, our main concern is naturally going to be with caring for your doors, so that’s what we’re going to be focusing on today.
We know through past experience that external door care is essential during the harsh winter months and we’re going to be looking at how you can care for both front and back doors. If your doors are wooden, they’re even more susceptible to the elements and will need to be treated – but there are other things you can do too.
Sealing the doors.
Sealing is probably one of the most important ways of caring for your doors. If gaps have started to form in either your front or back doors, depending on their age, you’ll be wanting to seal them closed. You can use either sealing strips and acrylic sealing paste. You’ll not only preserve the aesthetic look of the door, you’ll also help stop cold air coming in and soundproof it too.
A wax coating could give your door an extra layer of protection. We mentioned treating your door and this can be done by using a finish that will provide protection from moisture and stop it from seeping through the door. You can use a wax coating for this will soak into the door and create a barrier that stops moisture from coming in, and it’ll also help to improve the overall appearance of your door.
Always make sure your door is as clean as it can be before doing anything, and that it’s free from stains, a simple rub with a cloth will suffice. Let the door dry and then apply the wax. You’ll have a layer of protection for your door that will take you through till spring.
Staying warm and keeping your home free from draughts is crucial in winter. From the inside of your home, once you have sealed and treated the outside, is try to draught excluders on the bottom of your front and back doors. You could try having better thicker doors that will be more efficient at keeping cold air out and that will also help you save on energy bills.
Tightening those hinges.
You can tighten your doors by making sure it’s attached as tightly as possibly so no cold draughts can get through. Tighten the hinges where possible and take your time, do it by hand rather than using an electric drill and you’ll get a feel for how tight it is and not go too far.
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So, are you ready for the winter now? Are your doors? If you’d like to upgrade to a better-quality door, why not get in touch with us today and we can help you choose a thicker, denser door that’ll take your house, back or front, through the winter and towards the spring intact, with a warmer home to boot!