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What’s the Purpose of Sill Caps?

What’s the Purpose of Sill Caps?


Do I need a sill cap for my door frame?

Have you noticed a draft under your exterior doors? Does your front door seem to invite spiders and insects into your home? Having the right sill system in place will help prevent these common problems, and the key component is the sill cap.

Sill caps might seem like a small part, but installing one is essential to keeping your home dry, comfortable, and insect-free.

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#FixItFriday: All About Frame Rot

#FixItFriday: All About Frame Rot

 

Happy #FixItFriday! Have you noticed the bottoms of your exterior door frames are looking a little unsightly? Have you accidentally kicked off a few wood chips while leaving your house in the morning? Today we’re talking all about frame rot--what causes it, how to spot the signs of frame rot, and how to repair it.

Did you Know?
While many think of moisture damage and rot as issues which develop over time, door frame rot can begin as soon as 3 months after installation.

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What are the Benefits of Using an Adjustable or Self-Adjusting Door Sill?

What are the Benefits of Using an Adjustable or Self-Adjusting Door Sill?
Are you experiencing any of the following with your exterior door system?
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How to Choose What Exterior Doors to Buy for Your Home

How to Choose What Exterior Doors to Buy for Your Home

 

Choosing exterior door systems for your home is exciting. Your doors can dramatically change the look and feel of your indoor and outdoor living spaces. With so many options on the market, how do you choose what’s best for you? Here’s a quick breakdown of the types of doors you’ll come across while shopping to help you determine the best fit for your house.

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How to Repair a Rotted Door Frame

How to Repair a Rotted Door Frame

 

Do you have a rotting door frame?

Usually mold or wood rot is easily recognizable by the telltale dark, soggy patches that form around the door frame. These dark spots are caused by the growth of fungi as they feed on moist wood. But there are several less obvious symptoms you should be on the lookout for, such as:

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What’s the Best Lock for Your Front Door?

What’s the Best Lock for Your Front Door?

 

Are you in the market for a new lock for your front door? Do you know what to look for? What are your preferences?

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re shopping for new locks:

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4 Door Areas You Need to Check to Prevent Drafty, Leaky Doors

4 Door Areas You Need to Check to Prevent Drafty, Leaky Doors

 

Sealing and protecting your door from air and water infiltration is an important part of your home’s maintenance. Drafts and leaks can cause: 

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Drafts and Leaks? Fix Them with Corner Pads!

Drafts and Leaks? Fix Them with Corner Pads!



Have you noticed drafts or leaks at your front door? Maybe even light peeping through the sides at the frame?

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How to Seal Drafty French Doors

How to Seal Drafty French Doors

 

French doors are a beautiful addition to any home. They add natural light, and can make a room feel more spacious, open, and inviting. Who wouldn’t want a set of French doors to welcome them inside or give you the perfect view of your backyard?

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Door Sills: What to Know When Sealing Your Home

Door Sills: What to Know When Sealing Your Home



Drafts, leaks, and difficult door operation can all be signs of a troublesome door sill but can be fixed with a few simple adjustments.

Not sure which adjustment needs to be made? Don’t worry! We’ll guide you through the anatomy of a door sill, the types of sills available, and the importance of a properly adjusted sill to help keep your home safe and protected all year long.

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