How to weatherproof your front door
Make sure your front door is weatherproofed and fit for winter with these tips from Oliver Abraham of XL Joinery
Making sure your door survives the colder, more severe weather doesn’t need to be a difficult or expensive job. But it is vital you do it right, or you may end up paying for an expensive replacement.
If it is a wooden door, ensure the entire door and frame are properly treated. This means reaching to the tops, bottoms, edges, and the nooks and crannies under the hardware. This will be your first line of defence against the wet weather.
Another really simple, but sometimes overlooked, way of making sure your door survives the winter is by checking that the weather bar and gasket seals are present and fitted properly. The weather bar is a strip that runs along the bottom of the door, while gasket seals are fitted along the door perimeter. They are both there to keep out draughts and moisture, and are extremely easy to replace if needed.
Finally, investing in decent, heavy-duty hardware is important, as this will keep the door in place and stop it from twisting; thereby minimising the impact of the elements to usually unexposed areas of the door.
• For more information about XL Joinery, visit www.xljoinery.co.uk
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