As a homeowner, you’ll be too busy to stay warm indoors without minding how the cold weather affects your home. The season can cause inconveniences in one way or another, sometimes even after you’ve made sure you’ve winterized your home. Your doors, for instance, are meant to retain your home’s indoor temperatures, but they can also cause certain problems such as drafts and air leaks.
To help you address your winter entry door issues, home exterior and window repair expert Allstar Construction of Fargo shares what to look for:
Sometimes, entry doors can get a few screws loose during the winter season. This is mainly caused by extreme changes in humidity and temperature and if the problem isn’t fixed, your door can visibly sag and rub against the frame. It may not even fit properly at all. Re-tightening all your door’s screws may be enough to address the issue, but it might be better to replace the existing screws with those of a larger diameter as a long-term solution.
Weatherstripping blocks drafts and reduces potential air leaks. If you’re feeling a draft coming from your doors, the weatherstripping might be poorly installed or they’re old and worn out. If left unaddressed, the drafts and air leaks force HVAC to pump more conditioned air to maintain room temperatures, which leads to more energy consumption and higher utility costs.
You can try installing new weatherstripping yourself, but having it done by professional door companies ensures your entry doors are weathertight even against cold weather. It helps to check your weatherstripping’s condition regularly and have new ones installed whenever it’s necessary.
Faded Door Problems
The cold winter weather can sometimes affect your entry door’s appearance depending on the material it’s made from. If it’s made from wood, for instance, the winter weather and moisture can slowly fade and lose their original color. To avoid this, make sure your entry door is painted with the right wood stain or finish. This should also be done every few years to preserve the wood’s texture and color.
As a trusted specialist among door installers and roofers, Allstar Construction of Fargo makes sure the job gets done professionally and efficiently! Call us today at (701) 478-7663 or fill out our convenient contact form.