With winter drawing near, you’ll want to keep an eye on some of your home’s components. In addition to your roofing and siding, it pays to give your entry doors the attention they deserve. While they help protect your home against snow and wind, several issues may arise this time of year. We highlight some of the most common ones below:
Changes in humidity and temperature can cause screws that keep the hinges in place to come loose. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can lead to several problems. For one, your entry door may sag and not fit squarely within the frame. It may also rub or stick against the frame, making it difficult to open or close. Tightening the screws helps, but you may consider replacing them with ones that have a larger diameter.
The winter weather can impact the way your entry door appears from the curb. A cold and wet environment can cause it to fade and lose its vibrant appearance. Fortunately, this can be prevented by applying the appropriate treatment to protect the door surface from moisture. If you are looking to replace it with a new one, choose a material that doesn’t fade easily. We recommend steel and fiberglass.
Weatherstripping keeps drafts from entering your home and wreaking havoc on your indoor comfort. However, it can deteriorate due to several factors, including age and weather exposure. Before the cold winds penetrate your home through your damaged weatherstripping, make sure to replace this component with a new one. This will help you save on energy costs during the winter.
For your door replacement needs, turn to Twin Cities Siding Professionals. Our doors are engineered to provide structural strength and security with superior thermal efficiency. This helps minimize energy loss, allowing you to save on monthly heating and cooling bills. Our doors are also designed and finished with the elegance and grace you want to exhibit when welcoming guests.
Count on our team for your siding installation and window replacement needs as well. Call (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.