While your doors and vinyl windows are made to protect your home against harsh outdoor elements, they can only take so much. In the colder months, high winds, snow and extremely low temperatures can harm your doors. No matter what kind of issue this part of your home suffers from, make sure to deal with it immediately to ensure your protection and comfort this winter.
Here are some of the most usual problems doors face during colder seasons.
Doors that Allow Drafts
An old, deteriorating door is more likely to allow drafts into your living spaces, resulting in discomfort during the colder months. It will cause warm air to escape and cool outdoor air to enter. As a result, your HVAC system will need to work harder than it should, causing your utility bills to increase. Replacing outdated, drafty doors will do wonders for your home’s comfort, appeal and energy efficiency. For high-quality, energy-efficient replacement windows and doors, you can count on Homecraft Inc.
It’s typical for doors to have some loose screws during winter due to shifts in temperature and humidity. This problem may seem small but it can cause various issues with your door. With loose screws, your door is more likely to sag. When this happens, it won’t fit within the frame properly and would be hard to open and close.
Door Binding in the Upper Corner
When the door pulls down at an angle from the top corner, the unit will bind at the upper corner of the jamb. If you have wood doors, you may have noticed that they expand when the temperatures are cold and contract when it’s warm. When your door swells, they also become harder to operate. Binding can also occur due to stripped screws giving out or the weight of the door pulling down on its opposite corner.
For quality entry, patio and storm doors, choose Homecraft Inc. You can also rely on us for superior wood window installation services. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Hockessin and Wilmington, DE.