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Our Top Door Maintenance Tips

July 1, 2020 Steve Sherbourne

Door Maintenance

It’s not uncommon for many of us to neglect our home or business doors. We simply enter and exit and don’t give much consideration towards ongoing care and proper maintenance, with many of us not giving in to any repair works until absolutely necessary. 

However, you shouldn’t wait until your door is literally at breaking point to get it seen to – you should keep up with regular inspections and maintenance, and you may find it helps save you some money down the line. 

Similarly to our last post that detailed our top window maintenance tips, we are going to share with you our top door maintenance tips so you can get started with properly caring for your doors. 

1. Check the doors hardware 

If your shingles, locks, and handles on your door are looking somewhat outdated and not functioning correctly then you need to upgrade them, as not doing so could be a major security concern. It can be fiddly, so you’re best to seek the help of a professional who can ensure you get the right hardware design and fit for your door.

2. Deep clean the door

We recommend giving your doors a good clean once in a while to keep them in tip-top shape. In most cases, and of course, depending on your door material, warm water, and a mild detergent is enough to remove any surface dirt and grime that may be posing a threat to your door. 

3. Check the weather stripping

To check the weather stripping you will need to close your door and check the rubber lining that runs along the sides and bottom of your door frame for any drafts that may be coming through. If you can feel the wind then it’s a sign you should consider fixing. After doing so you may notice some savings on your energy bills!

4. Give your door an uplift

To ensure your door is properly equipped to protect you against the elements, you should consider repainting or applying a new finish or stain to help improve the longevity of your door. We recommend doing this every year or so for optimal results. Again, what option you opt for here, depends on your door material, so be sure to seek the manufacturers’ recommendations.

5. Tidy up those imperfections 

This is in reference to any scratches, scuffs, or loose paint you may find on your door. We suggest using some sandpaper to sand away minor scratches and scuffs, and tackling loose paint chips with a reliable brush. To apply the finishing touches, give your door a clean like suggested in step two, and then pat dry, and you’ll be amazed at the end result. 

Here at Windrush Door & Window Services, we have a team of expert engineers that will analyse each of your doors and thoroughly inspect signs of wear in the hinges, locks, and pivots, as well as alignment issues, closing speeds, and much more. We’ll then provide you with detailed recommendations and costs for any work we think needs to take place. 

If you’re unsure of the state of your doors and want specific information on how to properly care for your door material then get in touch with us so we can help and advise you.

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