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Wood doors on the exterior of your house are a great natural design element; but they require maintenance to keep them at their best. This maintenance is handled most successfully when scheduled regularly; as part of your annual spring cleaning or your fall winterizing project. We have some tips to give you, that will help you keep your wood doors at their best.
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Since they are exposed to the elements, exterior wood doors are vulnerable to damage if unprotected. Excessive water can cause the wood to warp or rot while excessive sunlight or heat can cause dry rot. The best defense against the elements is to treat the door; with a weatherproof sealer or paint and annual applications will help you get many years of service; from your wood door. If your wood door is natural, untreated wood, linseed oil will provide adequate protection; while preserving the look of the wood.
Hard ware that is rusting, deteriorating or coming loose poses a threat to the wood. Hardware includes hinges, door handles, locks, knockers along with the screws and mechanisms that hold them in place. Check for screws that are too tight or loose, or a bracket that is rubbing; which can cause the wood to wear, leading to splintering and cracking. Clean the hardware, keeping it free of dust and debris; and make sure it isn’t rusting or separating from the wood.
If you have to replace hardware, minimize your use of a drill as much as possible. Hand tightening the screws will ensure that will not over tighten the fastenings. When adding new hardware that requires a power drill; use a sharp bit and drill the hole quickly, which decreases the chances of splintering the wood. Check the door frame, jambs and weather stripping. A door that is closing too tightly against the frame increases the risk of splintering. You may want to remove the door and check the molding around the frame; the frame itself, jambs and weather stripping replacing parts as necessary. The fit around the door when it is closed should be snug with a good seal without rubbing or friction. Treat current splinters.
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