Extending the lifespan of your door is crucial to the aesthetics of your home. Your entry door is the first thing people see when they come up to your home, and it can leave a lasting impression.
Not only do you want a front door that looks good, but you also need one that functions efficiently. Over time, your front door will need a bit of TLC, but there are some simple ways to keep it looking fresh.
Choosing the Right Contractor and Material is the Best Way to Extend the Lifespan of Your Door
Like any home renovation project, the best way to get the most out of the material is to install it professionally.
Fiberglass is popular in Louisville, and we also offer steel doors. Fiberglass has better weather resistance and won’t crack, split, rot, or warp. By choosing the right material, you can extend the lifespan of your door because it will need less maintenance.
You also want to choose a professional company that offers quality products. They should be confident about their installation process and offer durable and energy-efficient products. The right contracting company will also provide a warranty on their labor and the product material.
Why We Recommend ProVia Doors
ProVia doors are the best on the market and offer high-quality fiberglass options. That means they are highly customizable to suit the architectural style of your home while still being easy to maintain and beautiful.
You can have a fiberglass door that looks like wood and the option of adding glass panes in a unique design.
Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Door
Here are some simple ways that you can extend the lifespan of your door to keep it functioning efficiently and looking fantastic.
Keep Your Door Clean
Your entry door takes a beating when the weather turns bad, so cleaning it will help eliminate any dust and grime that builds up over time.
Use a mild soap with water and gently wipe down your door. Then rinse it with clean water and wipe it dry.
Fiberglass is an easy material to keep clean and stands up well to heat and moisture.
Check the Sealant and Weatherstripping
Your entry door gets used regularly, so it’s essential to check the sealant at the joints. The sealant can become damaged over time and with exposure to weather. It is important because it keeps your door properly sealed and weatherproof.
It’s also critical that you check the weather stripping on your door. This provides insulation, and if your door isn’t sealing properly, it will affect your energy bill.
You need to clean your weather strip for it to seal properly. Use mild soap and water and a soft cloth. Then apply a light coat of wax and wipe off any excess.
Treat Surface Scuffs
Your entry door is in the line of fire when it comes to muddy shoes, stones, hail, and rogue baseballs.
Scratches and chips on your front door will not only affect its efficiency and longevity but will also make it look uncared for. For example, you can clean your door and use a touch-up paint or standard wood finish repair crayon to get rid of blemishes and scuff marks.
The hardware on your door can also wear over time, damaging your door’s lifespan.
Polish brass hardware with non-abrasive automotive or furniture wax to keep it looking shiny. You can tighten the screws on your hardware and lightly oil the hinges.
What to Avoid
It’s crucial to avoid paint thinner, lacquer thinner, gasoline, kerosene, or other harsh chemicals, as these will damage your door.
Choose Kentucky Home Exteriors for Your Door Replacement Project
At Kentucky Home Exteriors, we not only have the best installation teams but also use products we believe in.
So, if you want to extend the lifespan of your door, contact us for the best door replacement in the business.