Is your front door in good shape? We had a harsh winter this year—and inclement weather can, unfortunately, wreak havoc on your home.
If you live in southwestern Ohio and have a damaged front door, contact Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati for replacement, or keep reading to learn more about damage homeowners often see and helpful tips for preventing it!
Common Door Damage
Common damage to front doors include:
Drafts: A drafty door can lead to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home interior. It can also sometimes result in leaks. Weather stripping is one solution—an even better solution is installing a storm door.
Sagging: A door can sometimes sag under its own weight and bind in the doorframe. If the situation isn’t fixed, it will worsen over time until it’s virtually impossible to open or close the door.
Squeaking: A door that squeaks when it opens and closes can be a sign of loose or faulty hardware like hinges. While annoying, it’s usually not a major problem!
Sticking: If your front door is sticking, it may mean it’s not quite the right size. It could also be caused by changes in temperature and humidity, which can lead to swelling, and, subsequently, sticking.
Rotting: This is especially common in wood front doors. Rot damage can be found at the bottom of the door (rain water usually runs under the bottom edge and may not fully drain, causing a damp environment).
Can Damage Be Avoided?
Some damage—like that caused by inclement weather—can be hard to avoid. But there are some things you can do to help prevent or fix damage:
- Install a storm door (not only can this help prevent drafts, but if you enjoy the breeze on warm days, it also allows for this without letting in bugs)
- Apply weather stripping
- Lubricate the hinges
- Replace your front door
Door Replacement Services in the Cincinnati Area
Whatever damage you’re experiencing with your front door, make Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati your first call. We can take care of all your replacement needs. Contact us to learn more about our door services and how we can help you!