Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Maintain Your Doors

~ This is a guest post. ~

Maintaining your home is important, if you want to keep it looking good. There is little point in spending a fortune on decorating your house, only to let it go, once all of the hard work is done. If you do that, your home will end up looking shoddy in no time.

Why doors matter
When it comes to home maintenance, attention to detail is important, which is why, today, we are going to look specifically at looking after the doors in your home. They are an important element of any home.

Do not forget that your front door is the first thing people notice when they visit you. If your door is shoddy, dirty or old-fashioned you are not going to be able to make a good first impression.

Most houses have a hallway with access to each room coming off it. This means that the moment someone enters your home the first thing they see are your doors.

Oil the hinges regularly
One of the biggest mistakes people make is ignoring squeaky doors. The longer you ignore the squeak the worse it becomes, and the harder it becomes to open and close it. Every time you open a stiff door, you are putting an unnatural strain on it, which means that you are creating unnecessary wear and tear.

It only takes a few moments to add a drop of oil to each door hinge, once or twice a year. Doing so, could potentially save you from having to buy new doors earlier than would normally be necessary.

If you notice that your door is starting to drag on the floor, address the issue immediately. Usually, all you need to do is to lift the door off its hinges, and shave a few millimetres off the bottom. Doing so, as soon as you notice the door scraping along the floor will stop permanent damage being done to your flooring.

Painting your internal and external doors yourself
The most important part of door maintenance is painting them every few years. Doing so protects them from the elements and moisture, as well as keeping them looking good.
Most people can easily paint a plain door. However, painting panel doors is a little trickier, but it is still a job you can potentially do yourself.

You just need to prepare them properly and paint the panels in the right order. Click this link to be taken to a video that shows you exactly how to do it. Watching it will only take you 10 minutes, and enable you to work out whether it is a job you can do yourself or if you really do need to call in a professional painter.

Replacing your doors
Unfortunately, no matter how good your doors are, or how carefully you maintain them, at some point, you are going to have to replace them. When you are ready to do so, we highly recommend that you visit the door store website.

This company sells hundreds of different doors, which makes it easy to find exactly what you need. They offer a good warranty with all purchases, and their customer service team is happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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