Modern doors and windows are designed to last for decades. Even gliding patio doors, which are notorious for common problems, can remain fully functional for over 20 years before needing a replacement. Of course, these long lifespans are contingent on how well the doors are maintained.
The fall season can be particularly problematic for many styles of exterior doors. The high levels of humidity and the extreme swings in temperature can lead to warping, swelling and other issues that compromise the operation of your doors. Let our remodeling professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle show you a few essential fall-time maintenance to keep your doors in great working shape.
Major problems require the attention of door replacement and repair professionals, but this doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to take better care of your doors. One good way to keep everything in top form is cleaning. Use a solution of mild detergent and warm water to thoroughly clean your doors and windows at least two times a year, preferably in the fall and spring. This step alone can go a long way toward ensuring you make the most of your door’s service life.
Ask your local window and door company about regular preventive maintenance programs they might be offering. It can be challenging to remember to get professional inspections on your windows especially if it’s only needed at least once a year. Signing up for a maintenance program ensures you never miss out on any essential appointments again.
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The locks on your windows, tracks on sliding doors, or the hinges in hinged patio doors, also need proper care and attention. Make sure that you include these parts in your regular inspections. Don’t forget to keep them clean as well if you notice any buildup of dust or dirt on them.
At Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, you can count on our experts to help keep your patio doors and windows in great shape. Give us a call at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance visit or request a free estimate on new door replacements today. We serve homeowners in Seattle, WA, and other surrounding areas.