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The Ultimate Winter Door Maintenance Checklist

With the winter season right around the corner, maintenance and repair work becomes a priority for all commercial premises and buildings.

Since winters can get particularly cold, staying on top of all the required maintenance work will help avoid problems during the winter months.

From repairs that take care of drafts to checking the locks and handles, there are many commercial door repairs and maintenance work one needs to take a look at to stay prepared.

If you’re looking for more tips and advice on the same, Doorway Services has got you covered. 

We’ve put together a winter door maintenance checklist that covers all important parts and features of your doors.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Door Frames

The first element in your winter door maintenance checklist that you need to take a look at is your door frames. Since it’s essentially the main component of your door, it can affect the other parts of the automatic door or manual door installed.

Checking if the paint is chipped or flaking, if the edges are damaged, or if the door frame requires to be completely replaced, are areas you need to look at first. While the outdoor damage may not seem like much, moisture can have a negative impact on the doors and can affect their structural integrity. In such cases, you may also need to completely replace your doors.

2. Drafts Or Air Leakages

Ill-fitted or damaged doors are the main reason behind drafts or air leakages into the premises. While initially, this may seem unimportant or you may feel that it does not require immediate attention, it can greatly contribute to cold temperatures inside the premises during winter.

When the doors are closed, if your premise still feels chilly, there’s a high chance that your door may be damaged. In such cases, you could get a door expert to take a look at the reason behind this and make the necessary repairs. 

However, you may need to get your doors replaced if the damage is severe to ensure better efficiency and security

3. Locks And Handles

Locks and handles are another important part of your winter door maintenance checklist. While our doors go through a certain amount of wear and tear on a daily basis, there’s a chance that the locks and handles of the door may be subjected to damage.

Loosening up and rattling when opened or closed, obvious gaps in the handle, and jammed handles and locks, there can be several issues that arise due to negligence in maintenance and repairs. 

Since they also compromise on the security of your premise, making sure that they are up to date is necessary.

4. Glass Panes

Commercial doors like automatic swing doors or sliding doors that are installed at the entrance, often have glass panes. While these certainly give the premise a stylish modern look, if these glass panes aren’t sealed properly, there can be various issues that arise.

From moisture buildup to gaps or cracks, problems with the glass in your door does not only affect the overall functionality and appearance of the door but also serves as a security risk. Through regular maintenance, every owner can ensure that their premise is well maintained and protected.

5. Weather Stripping

Weather stripping is the process of sealing gaps and opening of doors. It is sometimes also used as a reference to the tools used during sealing. This process helps maintain the required temperature inside your premises to prevent the cold from outside.

That said, due to the influx of customers and foot traffic that your premise may get, the weather stripping of your door can loosen up or get damaged. This in turn can directly affect your heat bills and cause a visible increase. 

Checking on your weather stripping before winter hits is essential in keeping the cold out of your premises.

Contact Doorway Services For Door Repair And Maintenance

With our winter door maintenance checklist, you can stay on top of all necessary door repairs to ensure that your premise is unaffected by the weather changes that occur during the season. 

That said, if you’re looking to make door repairs and check-ups or are considering replacing your doors, Doorway Services is the perfect place for you! We provide a variety of commercial doors and professional door repair and maintenance services to ensure that your doors are in good condition at all times.

To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today!