Common Problems with Doors During Winter

Winter DoorsWinter weather can wreak havoc on many different parts of your home, leading to headaches that need to be dealt with in a timely matter. Your home’s exterior doors are especially susceptible to winter conditions, as moisture and extreme temperature swings can lead to a variety of issues.

Here are some of the more common door problems that can occur during the winter months:

Loose Screws

Temperature and humidity changes can lead to loose screws, which, in turn, can result in a door that sags or no longer fits properly in its frame.

Swelling & Sticking

This issue is especially common for wooden doors, which expand and contract due to temperature changes and can swell when affected by moisture.

Air Drafts

When a door no longer fits perfectly in its frame, you’ll likely lose the airtight seal that prevents the cold outside air from infiltrating your home.

Iced-Up Locks

If ice forms in your lock and prevents the use of your keys, you may have to use a spray deicer.

Fading Colors

Extreme winter conditions can cause a door’s paint job to fade, especially on a wooden door.

There are a variety of steps you can take to winter-proof your home’s doors, such as replacing old weather stripping and sealing the finish. However, some of these issues are directly related to the quality of your existing doors.

Solutions From NEWPRO

NEWPRO is one of New England’s home improvement leaders and is proud to offer fiberglass and steel entry doors that are engineered to resist the issues that can plague wood doors. Our products deliver year-round protection and energy efficiency and can be customized to fit your vision for your home. We also offer winter storm doors that can provide an extra layer of protection for your home’s front entrance.

Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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