How to Prevent Misalignment in Doors

April 8, 2022
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The only thing trickier than door installation is figuring out what’s wrong with your doors. You might come across many problems with your new or old door due to structural issues in your home or the door itself.

Periodic maintenance is the best way to make the most of your new LEI Arizona door replacement. Here’s what that means.

Monthly Cleanings

Although Arizona is landlocked, you may still live near a beach, meaning your home exterior might face plenty of salt and moisture. Even if you don’t live near the water, the dust particles and other pollutants in the air are likely to ruin your door paint in the short run and damage your door in the long run.

The only way to avoid short- and long-term damage is to clean your door from the inside out every month by mixing dish soap in warm water and using a sponge to go over both sides. Be sure to dry the surfaces after cleaning to avoid stains.

Lubricating the Moving Bits

Lubricating your new door’s stationary and moving parts can make all the difference. Pay special attention to the hinges, tracks, and rollers to address any creaking sounds your door might be making.

Moreover, select the right lubricant for your door because the wrong one can do more harm than good. Lastly, check inside the locks for dust, dirt, or malfunctioning and loose bits.

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Address Damage to Avoid Damage

Along with cleaning and oiling to finetune your door, you also need to make sure all is right with its other components and address any damage sooner rather than later. Here are some things to look out for:

· Damaged Finish

Looking for irregular streaks of paint is a great way to tell if your finish is water damaged. If left unaddressed, this moisture damage may snowball into rot and paint blisters. Treat your door before that happens, and you have to recruit door replacement services.

The finishing protects the wood underneath, so watch closely for any raised surfaces or peeling, bubbling, chipped, or cracked paint. Recoat and refinish as soon as you see these signs of damage, so they don’t damage your door any further.

· Tighten Any Loose Screws

Tighten any loose screws or replace rusty ones, especially at the hinges. You don’t want a door that doesn’t fit its frame because it’s come loose. While you’re at it, check your door frame for any cracks because keeping it intact is as important as your door.

In for a Penny? Hire Door Installation Services in Payson AZ

If you’ve decided that the damage on your door is extensive enough to warrant a fresh start, don’t make the same mistakes you did last time. Recruit our window and door installation services in Payson to get it right this time around. Invite our door installers for a front or patio door install at your home or commercial establishment.