Your front door is the most important line of defence between your home and intruders. Besides that it also adds to the aesthetic style of your home, and also makes it easier to control the temperatures indoors. As one of the most crucial features in your home, having a front door that is reliable and durable can make all the difference. We are here to help you with that. We’ve set out to get tips from trusted door & frame suppliers in our area on how to keep your doors lasting longer, so that they can keep offering you more.

Yearly Maintenance 

As with any component in your home, extending its lifespan has a lot to do with how well, and how regularly you maintain it. Front doors deal with a lot, they are extensively used and constantly battered by the weather, which means that maintenance on them should never be overlooked, and should in fact happen at least once a year. This will protect its frame, the materials used to make them, their hinges, locks and other parts of the door, all of which will deteriorate without annual attention.

Borate Treatments

Borate treatments are designed to protect wood from the ravages of the sun and bad weather, and is particularly important for doors that operate in a damp environment. Wood rot will quickly undermine both the structure and style of your door, and once it sets in the damage can be extensive. By applying borate treatments as part of your yearly maintenance processes, you can continuously ensure that your door is adequately protected against these forces.

The Right Material For The Right Climate

Selecting the right door from the get-go will go a long way towards ensuring that it enjoys an extended lifespan, and in this regard, the material that you use will have a major impact on its integrity. Steel doors, for instance, may look great, but will rust in damp or coastal conditions. In such cases, fibreglass is often the better choice.

Contact Us

If you would like assistance with sourcing the ideal front door for your home, or to take a look at our extensive collection of custom doors, be sure to contact a representative from Profile Doors today, or visit our website for additional