You may have noticed your door becoming slightly bigger in humid conditions, or perhaps one of your guests remarked on how “sticky” your door is when you had them over. This is a sure sign that your wooden door is swollen. But why does this happen in the first place? And what can you do to prevent it from happening? In today’s blog, your trusted window repair and door installation expert explains.
As we all know, excess moisture is wood’s natural enemy and your wooden doors swell because it absorbs moisture that is present in the air. In the summer, it is not uncommon for doors to swell and start “sticking” as the humidity levels outside increase. Similarly, your doors can absorb moisture after a period of heavy rainfall. Even in relatively dry weather conditions, your internal doors may still swell if you like taking hot showers, for instance.
How To Prevent Door Swelling
Since absorbed moisture is what causes your doors to swell, most door companies recommend that you keep humidity levels in your home down. One simple way to combat door swelling is to simply open your windows or turn on the exhaust. You can also use exterior paint to help your doors battle the elements while freshening them up a bit.
If the problem persists, the surest way to solve this problem is to upgrade to doors that have been specially treated to have moisture-resistant properties. There are many styles available in the market so you shouldn’t have any problems picking one that matches the style of your home.
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