Exterior Door Repair

Exterior Door Repair

The top two reasons for having solid impediment blocking the entrance to your home would be security and energy efficiency. When either of those two issues is at stake, you have a need for door repair

 

Exterior door repair may be in order whenever security or a proper seal have been breached. It’s important to have a contractor’s name and number ready for when such issues occur, so that you can ensure your family’s safety and your home’s energy efficiency.

 

Sealing

 

The aesthetic value of a home’s front entryway is often cited by real estate agents as a major factor in the home’s “curb appeal,” and most homeowners realize that their home’s front gateway does provide that valuable first impression their homes make to their guests. Even the most gorgeous front portals, however, can lead to costly energy bills, if they aren’t sealed correctly. While the unavoidable opening of entrance pieces causes energy loss, old units or ones in disrepair can allow for nearly half of a building’s air-leak-related energy loss.

 

A major energy-related external door repair concern is effective sealing. All external portals need their weather-stripping inspected annually and periodically replaced, when it shows signs of wear. in order to ensure the greatest degree energy efficiency. If weather-stripping has been replaced, and the seal is still not tight to all sides of the jamb, either the weather-stripping has been installed improperly, or the door itself is bent; your door repair professional can let you know which issue is to blame.

 

If you need to purchase a new front entrance piece for your home, one made from fiberglass or insulated metal will prove to be more energy efficient and durable than their wooden counterparts. An added benefit to closing up your home with those materials is that they provide greater security, as well.

 

Security

 

The beauty and energy efficiency of your home may or may not hinge on having quality, well-sealed access points, but in some ways, your home’s security does rely on hinges and other hardware. The most abused aspects of exterior portals are the hinges. The reason is simple: They have parts that consistently move and rub together every time doors are opened or closed. That kind of constant movement makes it easy for the metal to bend or twist, and for the pin to work its way out. Of course, the heavier and more trafficked the door is, the more abuse its hinges will take, increasing the likelihood for frequent needs for replacement or door repair services.

 

Other hardware that may require door repair includes knobs and locks. Although such parts become worn less frequently than hinges, when they do give out, they pose a major threat to your home’s security.

Because sealing or security can become problems overnight, homeowners should keep contact information for local door repair specialists handy, just in case.