Whether you are an indoor or outdoor enthusiast, winter brings about tons of activities, such as ice skating, sledding, or simply appreciating a good book while cloaked in a wool blanket. However, cold temperatures with blustery winds, snow, and, sometimes, hail can bring trouble to your home, particularly your entry doors.
A trusted door and window company talks about some of the most common door problems that arise during the cold season.
Your door sticks in the upper corner. Changing weather conditions can cause the door or its frame to contract and expand, causing it to get stuck in the upper corner of the jamb. This winter woe usually occurs with authentic wood entry doors, a material notorious for its maintenance complications. Stripped screws going out and the weight of the door pulling down on the opposite corner are other common causes for a binding door.
Your door does not close. That last thing any homeowner wants is a door that does not completely close when winter elements are blazing through the town. According to a door and window contractor, a drafty door can account for 11 percent of energy loss in the home, which means it is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed by a professional right away. Similarly, when a door will not stay open, it is likely an indication that the door is not fitting perfectly in the frame.
The door screws are loose. Like door binding, your front or patio door’s screws may come loose during the wintertime due to changes in temperature and humidity. While loose screws may not seem like an alarming issue, they keep your door from fitting squarely in the frame, causing it to sag and allowing cold air to leak into your home.
At Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia, we will make sure your replacement windows and doors are customized to fit your exact needs and installed perfectly. Call our certified team at (604) 800-5176 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a free in-home or virtual consultation. We serve residents of Delta, Vancouver, and other nearby communities in BC.