When something fails in your home, such as a dishwasher or television it is straight forward enough to identify a problem and purchase a new one. But how easy is it to identify if your wooden doors need replacing within your home?
Here we provide you with 5 tell-tale signs to help homeowners throughout Somerset make important decisions regarding replacing timber doors within their home.
1) Fading in colour
If external doors are not properly maintained it is common for them to suffer from fading and discolouration. While painting your doors with specifically designed paint suitable for external use may help to rectify the issue in the short term, considering replacement doors may well be more suited to your plans in the long term.
If you choose to purchase solid oak doors, ensure you find out from an experienced Somerset joiner how best to treat and maintain them to increase their lifespan. Another option could be to opt for pre-treated wooden doors, which are ready to be installed straight away; the choice is yours but our collection of hand selected Somerset joiners are on hand to help advise you on the best plan for your home and in line with your individual requirements.
2) Energy consumption
If you have noticed that your energy bills are higher than they were in the past couple of years, price increases from your energy suppliers may not be the only reason for this. In terms of the energy efficiency of your Somerset home, doors play a large part of how much heat is kept in and how much is lost.
Over time, doors can shrink, and if this is true in your home this will allow draughts and cold breezes to circulate through your living spaces.
Consequently, this may well mean that you have had to keep your heating on for longer, sustained periods of time during the colder winter months to keep the house warm due to the lack of insulation that your doors should provide. Speak with for one our selected Somerset joiners within this guide who will be happy to discuss your wooden door requirements and establish what is best for you individually.
|"Wooden doors require regular maintenance to ensure that they last longer."
If you have noticed that your door scrapes along the floor when it is opened or closed, warping of the wood could well be the culprit. The most common reason for warping is when wood is very old or has been left untreated for a period of time. Scraping, therefore, is a clear indication that it is time to consider getting replacement wooden doors for your home as soon as possible.
Wherever you live in Somerset, our range of experienced and knowledgeable joiners are on hand to help design, create and install a wide range of timber doors suitable for a range of application; simply get in touch with them to find out more.
4) The usage has changed
If for any reason the purpose or function of your doors alters, it may be necessary to invest in replacement timber doors for your home. A great example where this may be so would be if your home is rented to private tenants wanting to live locally in the Somerset area or if your property is extended, for example.
One thing to consider in any instance is that replacement doors must comply with all fire regulations.
But rest assured just because fire doors are a necessity within your home, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality or style. Our range of Somerset based joiners are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your wooden door requirements, so do not hesitate to get in touch.
5)The arrival of insects
If you’ve begun to notice more spiders and woodlouse along your floors, it is a quick tell-tale sign that you may need to invest in replacing your existing doors. External doors which have shrunk or become warped across time will allow creepy crawlies to enter your home over time.
If there are spaces or gaps in your external doors, you may also experience some form of dampness or water pooling building up which will need looking into promptly. Lastly, if your external doors do have evidence of warping they may well be less secure, so it is important to have this checked right away by a specialist.
For help in deciding what options are best suited to your individual wooden door requirements, get in touch with one of our hand selected Somerset joiners who will help to bring your vision to life.
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