We talked last time about Spring Cleaning for your Kitchen Cabinets and today we are going to talk about your exterior door(s) – especially if they are wood or fiberglass doors. Winters can wreak havoc on your exterior doors and deteriorate & break down the finish on your door. If your door is not protected by the sun – you will find the color & finish deteriorating a lot quicker than the exact same door that is protected from the sun.
Here are a couple of suggestions & tips for your exterior door(s):
– dark streaks starting at the bottom of the panels are a sign that moisture is being drawn up into the wood
– perform an inspection of your door every year
– Paint will hold up the best to the winter months & sun, but if you have a wood door – nothing beats showing that off
– Large cracks & surface checks are some of the things to be looking for.
– If you see a whitesh haze or a dark streak in the wood – you will find that moisture is getting in the door or finish
– Make sure to recoat your door with a good exterior finish and ultraviolet inhibitor (which helps protect the door from the extreme conditions) every 12 – 18 months depending on how severe the weather is in your area.
– Use a finish that is durable and has Ultra Violet Inhibitors
We would love to hear your comments or questions – leave them below.
Until next time – Dan @ Wood MendersDid you know Wood Menders provides a no-hassle audit of your furniture? We give you an honest assessment of whether or not it makes sense to repair the “issues” that you have with your furniture. Contact us today to receive your Free no-hassle, Furniture Audit @ 616.805.9663 (24 hour recorded message line) or online: http://www.woodmenders.com/quote