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Protect Your Doors & Home From These Cold Weather Woes

Protect Your Doors & Home From These Cold Weather Woes

Cool Weather Problems

Fall is (finally) here, and while we couldn’t be more excited about cooler weather, changing leaves, and upcoming holidays, autumn is also the time to start prepping your home for winter. The time to brace your home against cold winds, ice, and other wintery weather is now. Protecting your home from uncomfortable drafts, cracking materials, and exorbitant heating bills starts with your doors. Here are some common issues to look for before winter settles in.

 

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5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

It’s impossible to count all the reasons to love fall. Some of the most popular include:

  • Sweater weather
  • Pumpkin-flavored treats
  • Bonfires
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Halloween & Thanksgiving
  • Did we mention pumpkins?

 

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Does Your Door Stick?

Does Your Door Stick?

Wood grinding against wood can wear on the nerves, especially when it happens every time you open a door. A sticking door is frustrating, but why does it do that? That minor annoyance may be indicative of a larger problem. Here are a few reasons why your door might be sticking.

 

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What You Should Know About Weather Sealing

What You Should Know About Weather Sealing


We’ve talked about how there are
four areas where your exterior doors are vulnerable to leaks, drafts, and gaps before, but what can you do to fix and prevent them altogether?

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How to Fix a Sagging Door (Without Planing and Sanding)

How to Fix a Sagging Door (Without Planing and Sanding)

 

 

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 
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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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