It goes without saying that the doors of your house, especially the front door, are vital features that make different areas of your home accessible. The door as a mechanism, however, encompasses versatility and is of so much more use than simply letting you enter and exit an area through it.
Although primarily, a door can be described as an access point built into a wall of any building for the sake of allowing movement both ways, it’s capable of a whole lot more functions. For one, doors can make a great first impression. This is especially useful when it comes to your front door, the main entryway to your home that is positioned so centrally that people can’t help but to look when they walk by.
Besides being good for putting on a display, and of course, allowing entry, a door is able to serve a number of different purposes that homeowners, without dispute, find desirable. Our high-performing doors feature some very important functions.Here are only a few of them:
Security—Since a home is an accommodation meant for living in, it’s vital that all points of access built into it are sealed shut when need be. This becomes important not only for the protection and privacy of you and your family, but also for the security of your personal possessions and valuables. A home’s main purpose is to provide shelter from potentially dangerous external factors, and there’s no feature other than doors that work so closely with the overall building structure of your house to provide it with its first line of defense. This is exactly why our doors are unparalleled in strength and are able to prevent any chance of unauthorized entry into your home.
Airtightness—Two areas that are separated by a door can have different levels of air pressure inside of them. As all rooms have their own set of requirements depending on room function, varying air pressure levels are needed for each of them. The airtightness of a room is associated with certain other natural modalities like thermal efficiency and wind resistance. Our doors are able to set the right level of airtightness according to the nature and function of each room in your house.
Energy-Efficiency—Our doors are made of naturally insulating material in addition to a coating of a low-emissivity substance that keeps your indoor environment at suitable temperatures depending on the outside weather condition. This means whether you’re experiencing a storm or a heat wave, an energy-efficient door will be able to manage and control the fluctuating temperatures to keep the inside of your home comfortable to live in.
What’s more, our doors are durable! We use materials such as fiberglass in the composition of our doors in order for them to maintain desirable qualities such as impact-resistance, corrosion-resistance, and resistance to water and insect damage. In spite of their durability, as a homeowner you can still expect to encounter minor door-related problems every once in a blue moon. Good news is, these problems are usually so simple to fix you can take them on as fun DIY projects. This ensures the life of your newly installed or older doors can be stretched by many more years.
To be able to know how to fix a door problem, you must first be able to recognize the issue that needs fixing itself! Here are a couple of common door-related problems homeowners usually encounter:
1. Issues with the Hinges
The hinge of a door is an important hardware component that allows your entire door to be pivoted from one edge as it opens and closes. Sometimes your doors can start to appear as if they’re sagging or hanging loose. This usually happens when the screws of the door hinge become untightened. Hinges can malfunction from use of the door overtime, so while it may be difficult to prevent loose screws of the door’s hinge, it’s that much an easy fix.
Loose screws can easily be repaired by using screwdrivers that can tighten them back.
2. A Door that Doesn’t Stay Closed
Doors that don’t latch are not doing what they’re supposed to—staying closed to allow you some quietness and privacy. When a door doesn’t stay closed, it’s usually due to an underlying problem with the latch mechanism. The latch of the door that doesn’t properly align with the hole of the strike plate is the reason behind your door not being able to shut no matter how much you try to jam it in.
This misalignment can develop as a result of the door hinge screws coming undone due to use over time. The latch mechanism can be fixed using longer screws, or moving the strike plate up or down depending on the nature of the misalignment.
3. A Door that Sticks
A “sticky” door is one that moves with difficulty as you try to open or close it. This happens as a result of your door not being able to fit in the doorframe, the designated area within the wall in which the door is supposed to come.
Sometimes, doors that absorb too much moisture can expand. Other times, heaps of dirt and dust collect on the door hinge and edges of the doorframe that then tamper with the door’s mobility.
Simple maintenance like cleaning away the accumulated dust can help fix the sticky door problem.
If that doesn’t work, consult us at EcoView Windows! We’re a team of reliable window and door contractors in Florida and Alabama with a range of home improvement products. We’ll help you out with any doors problems. If you need a door replacement, we supply doors that come in different varieties whether that’s in energy-efficiency, impact-resistance, or hurricane protection.