Summer brings plenty of sunshine, pool days, and (hopefully) vacation time. It also brings heat. And a lot of it. Rising temperatures, summer storms, and long sunny days can wreak havoc on your exterior doors and your home. Show your exterior doors a little TLC with smart DIY door projects this summer.
If you have a sagging exterior door, you may have noticed some (or all) of the following symptoms:
- “Sticking,” which is difficulty opening, closing, or latching the door.
- Gaps, leaks, and drafts around the edge of the entry door
- The top or bottom of the door overlaps the door frame
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Sealing and protecting your door from air and water infiltration is an important part of your home’s maintenance. Drafts and leaks can cause: