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Home Winterization: How to Prevent Frozen Exterior Doors

Sweater weather is officially here! As the mornings and evenings become increasingly cooler, your home should serve as a warm, winter-weather refuge. Unfortunately, if you have drafty exterior doors, you may still be feeling the chilly air indoors. Worse, they can be the main casualty of these subzero temperatures and may experience a battering this winter due to the ice and snow that build up on their edges.

Avoid frustrating door freeze this season by taking preventive measures.Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, your trusted contractor for doors and windows installation, offers a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Install new weather seal. When you have an old or damaged seal, exterior elements can easily enter through your door, allowing water to accumulate and freeze during cold weather. A good rule of thumb is to remove broken seals at once and replace them with a new one to ensure a lasting door performance.

  • Use an insulating lubricant. Apply an insulating lubricant on the tracks, rolls and hinges of your exterior doors. This type of lubricant has waterproof properties, dropping the freezing point of water. To take things further, be sure to use this technique also on casement and double hung windows to prevent them from freezing shut.

  • Wipe door tracks with warm water. Do this before the temperature drops. In addition, be sure to clean dirt and debris from the tracks so nothing obstructs their operations.

Don’t shiver all winter long! Now that you know how to properly avoid frozen doors, Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta can help keep your indoors warm and prevent energy bills from surging. We offer high-quality, energy-efficient, double-hung, sliding and casement windows, as well as superior door options that are sure to eliminate all your worries.

To schedule a FREE consultation, simply call us at (404) 947-5300. You can also get in touch by completing our contact form. We serve residents in and around Atlanta.

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