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Effects of Various Weather Conditions on Your Entrance Door

January 29, 2021

Entrance or front doors usually have beautiful and eye-catching designs that would welcome people before entering a property. This way, both occupants and visitors can already create an impression of the property. But aside from the visual appeal of these doors, manufacturers of these doors also have to consider their overall strength and durability against elements and constant use.

Unlike internal doors, entrance doors are often exposed to various weather elements such as heat, moisture, atmospheric pressure, and wind. And with the addition of dust and other similar debris, these doors can easily sustain different effects out of their exposure to the elements.

Some of the known effects of weather conditions on your entrance door are as follows.

Paintwork Fading

The continuous exposure of entrance doors to the sun and rain can easily affect their paintwork. As the exposure to these elements continues, the combination of heat and moisture can eventually fade the paint of the doors, letting these doors lose their eye-catching appearance and elegance. While repainting the doors can solve the fading problem, their overall quality is deemed to have been affected indefinitely.

Cracks and Chips

As the weather shifts from one condition to another, the temperature of the surrounding also changes. During rainfall, the ambient temperature tends to drop. Alternatively, the surrounding temperature rises as the sun shines directly towards a particular area. The constant changes in temperature can effectively expand and contract the surface of the doors. As these expansions and contractions continue, the paintwork of the doors can ultimately crack and chip. Some door parts may even warp or twist.

Mould Formation

One harmful effect of weather elements that must be monitored closely is the formation of mould. Mould tends to thrive on surfaces that are damp and wet. If the moisture build-up on your entrance doors is left untreated, you may be surprised by how mould has already scattered on some of their parts. As mould grow and spread, the door might slowly rot. Mould growth can likewise be dangerous to people’s health, as inhaling mould spores can cause nasal congestion, chest tightness, and throat irritation.

Locking Problems

As previously mentioned, temperature changes can cause the main door panel to deteriorate in quality. But aside from the door panel, changes in temperature can likewise affect the quality of door frames and locks. During hotter seasons, the locks may begin to stick as the door frames tend to swell due to high temperatures. On the other hand, the locking and unlocking of doors may become difficult during colder seasons as the door frames start to contract. 

To avoid these issues and problems, it is recommended that the doors will be checked and maintained regularly. Choosing the right type and material for your entrance door can also be done to ensure it can easily withstand weather elements and other damaging factors. If you want to have high-quality entrance doors, just contact us at Shandfield Doors.

 

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