Weatherproof Your Door
If you talk to any good door replacement service, one of the main maintenance measures they will recommend you take will be weatherproofing your door. This is especially vital if you have wooden energy efficient doors and windows. Your door likely came weatherproofed, but if you have just purchased a home and aren’t sure how old the door is, or can’t remember the last time you applied a weatherproof coating to your current door, it might be a good idea to stop by the home and garden store and pick up something to prepare for the dead of winter.
Check How It Opens and Closes
If you find that your front door is not opening and closing properly at the beginning of the winter, you are going to want to make sure you can fix it before the brutal weather sets it, or if not, you may want to consider getting it replaced. Door replacement services can be called in to do the job whenever you need, and it could end up saving you a lot of money on your energy bill over the winter.
Energy efficient doors and windows are designed to thermoregulate your house better, but if there are large gaps and cracks where your door isn’t sitting flush with the frame, you might end up letting cold air in all winter long.
Keeping your door in good working order all year round is important, and part of doing that is maintaining it throughout the harshest months of the year. Keep the above winter door maintenance tips in mind and protect your door all winter long.