The front door to your home is the first close impression that a guest will get of your home. In fact, it is the only part of your home that they will be forced to look at while they are waiting for you to answer the bell. A front door that is faded or pealing, sticks or has gaps, or has loose hardware will not be the first impression that you want. Unfortunately, sun, wind, and rain can create damage to your door’s finish leading to that fading and pealing. With a schedule of ongoing maintenance, including painting or staining and varnishing, your door can remain unblemished throughout the years.
If your home has wood exterior doors, you may have different issues with the weather. The change in humidity from winter to summer and back again may cause your doors to stick or reveal gaps between the door and the jamb. A professional will be able to modify the door the perfect amount to avoid sticking and gaps.
If your front or back door faces north, you may have a problem that is the opposite of fading and peeling paint. Instead of the sun baking your door, the shade can offer haven for algae, moss and lichen. A regularly scheduled course of power washing and disinfectant application can keep your doors free from this type of blemish.
Because the front door is used by everyone who comes into your home, the wear and tear on the moving parts can be shorten the life of the door if not tightened and oiled on a regular basis.
Over time, the weather stripping and the sweep on the front and back doors will become brittle or torn, weakening the seal between the outdoors and the indoors. Air and water can enter your home causing discomfort, higher energy bills and possible water damage to the interior of your home. Regular maintenance by The Homestar Group can catch these issues before any damage occurs.