Top 5 Door Maintenance Tips

By Lyle Weischwill | Apr. 17, 2018 9:21 am PST

Large front door in open foyer

From weather stripping to cleaning, giving your home’s exterior doors a little TLC may help extend their life, increase curb appeal and save energy.

Your home’s exterior doors are workhorses, when you think about it. They’re on the job to help keep your family safe day and night. They hold the elements at bay. And they’re a big part of your home’s aesthetic, adding beauty, elegance and even a dash of color to the exterior.

Spring is a great time to give your doors some much-deserved maintenance. All it takes is a sunny weekend and a little elbow grease. Not only will it brighten up the appearance of your home, but it may help lighten your energy bill, too.

Remember to consult your owner’s manual first for information on how to properly care for your specific doors.

Door Care

Door Car and Cleaning Tips

  1. Check the hardware.
  2. Test the weather stripping.
  3. Tackle loose paint and scuffs.
  4. Clean.
  5. Give them a facelift with a fresh coat of paint, finish or stain.

Giving your exterior doors a little TLC every spring may help extend their life, save you money on your utility bills, and keep your family safe and secure.

If you’re ready to replace your home’s doors, Sears offers steel, fiberglass and aluminum entry doors and storm doors in a variety of colors and stains. You can even choose the locksets and deadbolt hardware that best fits your home.

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